In PW Daily this morning there's an article about Omar Tyree and his new self-published novel CORRUPTED:
Despite having publishing deals with four major houses, bestselling African-American novelist Omar Tyree is experimenting with technology, self-publishing his latest novel, Corrupted, a feverish portrayal of power and ambition in the book industry, as a serialized Kindle edition e-book, releasing a chapter every week. Since July 15 and each Friday thereafter, Tyree has posted a chapter for readers to download for $1 each on Amazon.com, on his website omartyree.com, or at other e-book retail sites.
The rest of the article is here
Now, what caught my eye is the last line: Tyree has posted a chapter for readers to download for $1 each on Amazon.com
My question is this: how many chapters does that book have? There are seven up at Amazon as of this morning. If he gets $1 for each, and I wanted the whole book, I'd be paying ...$25? $35? $50? for the whole book.
No no no.
I'm all for selling content segments but if you choose to do this, you need to tell me how many segments make up the whole and if there are many segments, the price of the whole book.
I was all set to order this --I'm the exact target reader for this book cause it's about publishing--but I'm not going to just buy chapter after chapter without a limit on spending.