Interesting concept — I just might give it a try with a book or two.
Welcome to NoiseTrade.
The idea is simple. Authors can upload ebooks (and audiobooks) and NoiseTrade’s community of readers can download them for free – for as long as the author wants. There is a tip-jar, and you can suggest a figure, but it’s not compulsory.
So it’s pay what you want, but with a killer twist. In exchange for the download, the reader provides their email address to the author (in full knowledge they will be contacted in future).
In other words, it’s a smart way to boost your mailing list, with the possibility of making a little money on the side too.
NoiseTrade is quite well established in the indie music scene…
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