What Kinds of Content Should Authors and Publishers Give Away for Free?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Sometimes giving it away for free seems to work: Cory Doctorow gave away several of his early novels online for free and it has subsequently turned him into a successful, traditionally published author. Or so that’s the story he likes to tell.¬†Of course, giving away an entire book has it’s risks. Notably, that the book will proliferate …