Friday, June 11, 2010

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

Here's a really interesting experiment with a Stephanie Meyers book. Apparently, readers may read the book free as long as they do so solely and exclusively on the site.

In other words, no permission is granted to "share" the book on any pirate sites. Moreover, Hachette Group states that it is impossible to print the novel or download it onto a reader or phone.

I shall watch the pirate sites with great interest to see if Hachette is correct about their impenetrable protection for the work.... and I sincerely hope that they are correct.

It's also very interesting to see that some stores are reporting that the availability of the work as a free read is hurting sales. Presumably this is a temporary phenomenon which will end around July 7th, when the free read goes away.

Kudos to all concerned!

1 comment:

Cheryl Kaye Tardif said...

Um, I already found it on a pirate site I've been monitoring. And I've reported it to Hatchette. 3500 illegal downloads on one site.