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Old 03-02-2009, 12:53 PM   #1
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'Pay-what-you-want' ebook launches

The Radiohead 'In Rainbows' model comes to book publishing.
I haven't done my homework to see what format it's available in.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009...n-wilson-ebook
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:23 PM   #2
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Faber launches 'pay-what-you-want' ebook

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009...n-wilson-ebook

A couple of quotes..
Richard Lea
guardian.co.uk, Monday 2 March 2009 13.26 GMT


"Two years after Radiohead's pay-what-you-like album, In Rainbows, the independent UK publisher Faber is launching its own digital experiment, giving readers the chance to pay what they deem appropriate for historian Ben Wilson's latest book, fittingly titled What Price Liberty?

Wilson's examination of the value and meaning of liberty will be available to download on 27 April, six weeks before it is published on paper at £14.99, with readers given the freedom to set their own price, or even download it for free."

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"In the book, Wilson argues that the contemporary assault on civil liberties in the UK follows a decline in the importance and status of ideas of liberty in Britain's national culture, and that it is only through an understanding of history that we can fashion a liberty fit for the 21st century."
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Wait a sec, a lot of the Smashwords authors have been doing this for awhile now. I suppose because it's Faber, it's newsworthy.
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:26 PM   #4
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Wait a sec, a lot of the Smashwords authors have been doing this for awhile now. I suppose because it's Faber, it's newsworthy.
My speculation is that Faber has a more active publicist. Stories like this usually originate from press releases.
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Perhaps..making money is all about publicity.
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Perhaps..making money is all about publicity.

Yeah, just look at Paris Hilton. *shudders*
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