Free Scalzi Short-Story

John Scalzi has just released one of his short stories for download on his site, under a shareware licence – which means if you like it, you’re encouraged to donate however much cash you feel it’s worth and he’ll give half to a charity.

Interesting idea.  Not really ‘Shareware’ in the classic software use of the term, as they generally featured somewhat crippled versions of the product that would be unlocked for payment, or offered extra content for the payment (al-a doom).

It occurs to me that this would be the writing equivalent of busking on the street for loose change.

I always liked street performers.  Hope it works out for him.  Go take a look.

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