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.
http://www.breetanner.com/

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.

Cheryl