As I mentioned earlier. I’m exploring how I can produce Storyteller Uprising as an enhanced e-book (I even put that question out on Quora). It’d be pretty non-disruptive otherwise to distribute a book about the “uprising” of non-institutional content creators on an established press, wouldn’t it?
In the meantime, I’ve got a number of high profile talks coming up, including my kicking off the Storyteller Uprising lecture series for Seattle Arts & Lectures tomorrow. And I’d like to give attendees a takeaway from that event.
So I’ve converted the “manifesto” part of the book (part two will be more workshop-oriented, part three might be a “common book”) to PDF e-book through Scribd, and now to a non-DRM Kindle version. I’ve also submitted it to the new Kindle Singles program (at 12,000 words, it falls nicely into that notion of too long for an article, too short for a book, but still a compelling, well-researched idea).
In the spirit of experimentation, the Scribd edition remains free of charge, and the Kindle edition is $2.99 (the lowest price Amazon allows). I’m keen to see which one will prevail. On one hand, free is free. However, the Kindle version comes with a possibly simpler, more readable app-based distribution format for those with tablets and smartphones. It’s a similar dichotomy to the current digital availability of my first documentary film: you can watch it for free on Hulu, or you can buy/rent it on iTunes. Delivery convenience may dictate your preference…