More on the Changing Landscape of Publishing

Author posts her vampire novel online for free — and gets an awesome book deal

Can posting your unpublished novels online for free still lead to a nice book deal, now that the web is saturated with free fiction? It worked for author Marta Acosta, whose young-adult vampire novel will come out from Tor Books.

Okay, so I don’t know how applicable this case would be to most writers– factors mitigating the headline would include the author already having her book under consideration at Tor and other publishers, that the book is about vampires and boarding schools at a time when both subjects are very popular, and that the book is YA which might make it more accessible to readers used to online text.

Still, Ms. Acosta’s success is heartening to consider. At the very least, it demonstrates that the Internet can provide writers with an alternative entry into existing markets as well as creating new ones.

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