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Thoughtcrime Experiments
« on: August 08, 2009, 08:54:22 pm »
Just came across this collection of science fiction stories, available free for reading online, or download (and for only $5.09 as print-on-demand, pretty cheap, might be worth looking in how they did that, too).

Either way, the stories seem kinda interesting (though I havent read one yet):

http://thoughtcrime.crummy.com/2009/

enjoy ;-)

edit: it's also available in many different type of ebook reader formats, including Kindle, Sony Reader and ePub. One story is also available as audio.
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Re: Thoughtcrime Experiments
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2009, 09:07:02 pm »
Addition, turns out the blog article I got this link from actually explains about how they got it published for so cheap:

http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/appel/thoughtcrime-experiments

(from the first paragraph i assumed they used the link to the story to illustrate a point or something)

see also Appendix A: How to Do This and Why

http://thoughtcrime.crummy.com/2009/AppendixA.html
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Re: Thoughtcrime Experiments
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2009, 01:26:35 pm »
That is really cool. I'd like to see if they're making any money on this - if they can break even on their two thousand dollar overhead, this is a great publishing model. I really dig the effort they've made to share their data with us.

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Re: Thoughtcrime Experiments
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2009, 05:45:53 pm »
Even if they break overhead, there's all kinds labor associated with this that nobody got payed for, they'd need a lot more for it to work as a business model.
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