Just over a year ago, I released my first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, as an experiment in what would happen if I allowed my precious copyright to be slightly eroded by one of the Creative Commons licenses. I chose the most restrictive CC license available to me, staying cautious, and I waited to see if the sky would fall.
So here we are, just a little over a year later, and I am currently, at this moment, standing on a stage at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, delivering a talk called Ebooks: Neither E, Nor Books, in which I lay out the case for what I've done and explain the myraid ways in which the sky has not fallen on me, and just about now, I'm announcing what' sin this blog post:
That I am re-licensing Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, effective today, under the terms of one of the least restrictive Creative Commons licenses, the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license, which explicitly allows anyone in the world to make any non-commercial adaptation of my book s/he can think of: translations, radio plays, movies, sequels, fanfic, slashfic...you get the picture.
I can't wait to see what you-all make of this. Surprise me, please!
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This book is just so funny, we have deadpan portrayals of physical disaster (fellow bad back sufferers will be wincing along with me at Art’s disk problems), and broad satirical sweeps at, among many things, internet trolls, corporate life, mental health professionals, English policemen, interfering mothers and mock-Dickensean villains. Eastern Standard Tribe may be short but it is very sweet – a great rush; like slam-dunking a can of Jolt