Nick Mamatas, who co-wrote the short story “Who Put The Bomp?” which I published here (and which I keep flogging for your Hugo nomination consideration), has decided to take his debut novel, Move Under Ground, and make it available for free under a Creative Commons license. He has his reasons:
The first is simply that I wish my novel to be more widely read. The second is that I am currently a student at Western Connecticut University’s MFA program in Professional Writing, and this
site is a project for its class on publishing technologies. The third is a bit more mercenary: if you like this book, perhaps you’d like to buy either the hardcover or the trade paperback.
As it happens, I own the hardcover; I think the novel — which has Jack Kerouac facing off against Cthulhu, you know, like you do — is pretty damn good, and I’m not the only one, since Booklist called it a “tour de force” and Publishers Weekly said “Though Lovecraft reduxes are common in horror, few show the wit and energy of this original effort.” Which is nice praise if you can get it.
In any event, check it out in electronic form; if you like it, buy the physical copy. Simple.