I know there's been a lot of discussion here (and in the wider writing community) about the sense/lack of sense in authors offering their novels online before they're available as "real" novels. Obviously I'm partisan because I'm doing exactly that (and will happily defend it right up until we get our sales figures and I discover it's bitten me on the ass...) but since it's a discussion relevant to all of us here (as book-buyers and writers resident on the net), I thought I'd give you a heads-up about a radio show dealing with it.
BBC Radio 4's "OPEN BOOK" show, which airs on Sundays at 1600hrs (GMT) and can be heard via their website (HERE
) all through the week afterwards, will have a segment this week on this very topic. I know this because I'm on it.
So tune in on Sunday, if you fancy. It's a debate set to rage and rage - and I doubt this show will go far towards solving it - but at the very least it might interest those of you involved in both writing and netting!
Details of my own online giveaway bonanza, for those who want to tell me I'm being an idiot, and the whole idea of freebies is repellent to anyone who cares about the novel industry, and etc etc etc, are HERE
(and there's a funky viral vid relating to the book HERE