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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig September 6, 2012 - 10:35am

I follow Neal Pollack on facebook and it appears he is in on this (after having relative success self-e-publishing his last novel). I think it's kind of cool as a reader, but I wonder how much it sucks for the writer. It's $1.99 for the first installment and all future installments are free. Yep, FREE. Weird, right? Especially when you consider KDP Singles which are 99 cents a pop. Anyway, what does LitReactor think?

Here's the link

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David Buglass from Saskatoon SK is reading The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry September 7, 2012 - 10:27am

I would perform an indecent act for anyone who would pay me anything for something I wrote. But that is more a statement about where I am with my "career" then about this.

I think it would be a good way to build an audience. Especially if you get in before the low quality clones flood it. 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig September 7, 2012 - 10:37am

I asked Neal about this on his page and he basically said the full novel will eventually be out and it will cost $1.99. So this isn't like a never ending serial or something like that. He seems stoked about it, so I guess if the writers are stoked and the readers are stoked...

No problem, right?

I bought his and plan to browse the others. It could be fun, since I read so much for B&B and research and whatnot--having a monthly bite sized chunk might help me read more "wants".

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce January 28, 2013 - 9:29am

Margaret Atwood's been doing one called Positron. I loved the first two installments and I need to buy the third. I do think, though, that I'd enjoy them even more if she made them novel length.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. January 28, 2013 - 9:41am

I bought the Kurt Vonnegut one, but then I forgot about it.  I don't like waiting for chapters or stories, I guess.  I only buy comic books in bunches so I don't have to wait every month for the same reason.  

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff January 28, 2013 - 6:37pm

Ray Banks is doing this with his new book The Matador. I haven't checked it out which is just a shame on my part.