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March 2017



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Award-winning author Catherynne Valente is offering her new YA novel, The Girl Who Circimnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, on the internet on a donation model. Basically, she provides the content free, and you get to decide what it's worth to you.

You can listen to a podcast of the first chapter below, or click through to read the first chapter (and possibly donate) here.

This is a business model very much like what we're doing with Shadow Unit, and I'm thinking it's dead cool that writers are now able to bring you their work as a sort of performance. I think of it as the rebirth of storytelling, in a fashion.


There is Nothing like what you guys are doing with Shadow Unit. Shadow Unit is making all its own rules and breaking them weekly. WTF. Because, as Emma said, if we don't know what's coming, we can't duck.
Will you grant me a similar business model, at least?
Well, okaaaay..... :)
I thought of the connection with Shadow Unit last night... you guys do such great work there. Thanks for posting this!
Thank *you* for posting the novel. You made me laugh out loud three times in the first chapter and sniffle once.

I'd say that's a win.

ETA: Even more win would be if I had spelled YOUR NAME RIGHT.

Edited at 2009-06-15 02:01 pm (UTC)
YAY! Knowing that makes my day.
Oh, interesting -- that's the book within a book from her novel Palimpsest. That's cool that she actually wrote the whole thing.
Once upon a time, I tried reading Amusing Ourselves to Death.

I couldn't finish it bc I kept wanting to yell at Neal Postman about 3 things:

- confusing medium limitations with read/write permissions

- confusing medium limitations with limits on how media gets distributed and who is able to distribute

- confusing medium limitations with how all this affects people's ability to read critically

Stuff like this, otoh, makes me all happy and super excited for much the same reasons. :)