Some time back, I wrote about the Internet-savvy strategy of author Paulo Coelho, who asked his readers to pirate his books in order to become more well-known. It looks like Tor Books is now making digital copies of selected books available free of charge. All you have to do is sign up at their site, and each week, you will receive a link to download a digital copy of one of their books.
I must applaud this strategy of taking advantage of the Internet to get free publicity. After all, they don’t really have to release all their books for free, just a volume or two of each series, so that people can sample it and see whether they like that particular author/series.