Wired Editor Chris Anderson's new book Free: The Future of a Radical Price" is already creating controversy and discussion across the net. Free" has particular significance to artists and labels who use free songs to attract new fans, as well as, their entire industry which has been turned upside down by free access to music via file-sharing networks. The book explores the Free model from all angles ,both current and historic, and reading an advance copy inspired me to think about my own business ventures in many new ways.
True to its title, Free" is being made available at no cost in a variety of formats over a variety of periods from limited to forever. You can buy a harcover copy of Free", download a free copy of the audiobook as a zipped mp3 file or read it in its entirety for free right here on Hypebot. The reader after the jump expands to full screen. Bookmark this page and come back to read more....while it's still available. Free is not always free forever.
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