For those of you in the know, there is a site called Podiobooks. This site allows people to subscribe to a bunch of audio series, novels, etc for free (Of course if you like what you’re listening to, they recommend that you contribute something to the author). This concept of free content on the Internet in order to stimulate interest and hopefully garner a book deal for these talented authors is nothing new. Scott Sigler was one of the first “podcast novelist” and now he himself got a book deal with Crown Publishing.
For those of you, who never heard of this site and love speculative fiction, I highly recommend that you check them out. Oh yeah, you can check out my Podiobook community page right here, or just look for the links on my sidebar 🙂