Want a free ebook every week from Tor publishing? If you sign up for their newsletter, Tor will provide you the link, every week, to a free ebook that can be downloaded. The first book was Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, the winner of the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. I’ve not read a Scalzi book but I love his blog, Whatever. My avid following of his blog began in earnest with his Creation Museum visit.
This week’s offering is Through Wolf’s Eyes by Jane Lindskold, another author I’ve not read. What I am saying here? Yes, I am giving over my email address and apparently am willing to be spammed by Tor in exchange for ebooks I might never read. What can I say? I am a total sucker for free books.
Apparently, the free ebook giveaway is a precursor of an introduction of a Tor backed ezine featuring original shorts (fiction and non fiction) and a “lightweight” social networking environment. I wonder whether it could be a central social networking site for all science fiction / fantasy if it is a Tor backed community. I.e., would ACE/Baen/EOS authors be allowed to promote their books to the Tor funded community?