I did some searching on Google News and it doesn't look like this story was widely-distributed, so here's a link to my local paper's version. Unfortunately my local paper's website sucks and this link will most likely disappear within the week, so read it quickly if this interests you.
The article profiles three authors who've decided to make their work available for free on the web, and tell how successful they've been in this endeavor. 'Course the article's pretty one-sided in the genre discussed (all three are sci-fi writers) and by not pointing out that there are probably plenty of writers who've failed at this as well. But still, it's nice to see this mentioned in the mainstream.
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