Baen Free Library
The Baen Free Library
is an online experiment by science fiction
writer Eric Flint
and Jim Baen of the science fiction publisher Baen Books
to determine whether the availability of books for free on the World Wide Web
encourages or discourages the sale of their paper books. Over 55 full text books are available for free download in a number of formats, without copy protection.
The Baen Free Library represents an interesting experiment in the field of intellectual property and copyright. Early evidence suggests that sales of both the books made available free and other books by the same author, even from a different publisher, increase when the electronic version is made available free of charge.
Baen also operates webscription.net, a subscription-based web book program.