As The Usual Error nears completion, we’re still discussing how to release the electronic version(s) of the book. Do we want to give it all away for free? Would it be more exciting to release it bit by bit, like a serial? Neil Gaiman gave away the American Gods e-book for free for a limited time, albeit in an annoying-to-read format. Dr. Horrible used a similar idea — it was free for a limited time and then pay thereafter.
We haven’t decided for sure yet, but we’re leaning toward giving all the electronic versions away for free, permanently. Apparently we’re in good company, because just today, Cory Doctorow decided to do the exact same thing.