i read Guy Kawasaki’s book APE which is about book self-publication. it’s an excellent and easy read. it has loads of real examples on how to do it all. if you’ve ever thought of writing a book, i highly recommend APE
apart from teaching me more about publishing, it changed my perspective on my OpenSim work
i’m glad you asked. Guy gives an example of an author who published a book and sold less than 26 copies in the first two months. he then set the eBook version free for two days and had 2,500 copies downloaded. free! he didn’t make a penny from those 2,500 copies BUT he was listed all over the web and now sells thousands of copies a month!
giving it away for free led to more abundance than he had before
it’s easy to hold your work tight and, while i don’t sell anything in OpenSim, my work has value to me. however if i keep it to myself, especially now that it’s offline, i’m the only one that thinks it has any value (or that my skillz have any worth)
Hax Nuit isn’t a building masterpiece by any stretch, but it is an example of modular building and what can be created in less than two weeks. the building textures are simple and just white with shadowing – that allowed for only one texture to be used for all of the outside walls and simply tinting those walls allowed for different coloured buildings
i’ve written posts chronicling my thoughts on the modular building approach and the city actually only took a few hours to erect (to what?!?) o_O
anyway, the main gist of the build and my thoughts about it’s use are in the perpetual link on the side bar (here)
but now Hax Nuit is free to anyone as an OAR! w00t! =D
i’d love to see it get used by an RP group and see it get all modded (totally a CC license – build, adapt, mod, blow up, fold, spindle, and/or mutilate)
i don’t expect any one to host it free like InWorldz is with the freebie store (thanks Tranq!) because it’s a wee bit large at 37,488 prims! o_O
but maybe you’ll like it (and find all the hidden loot – Wow Loot! or w00t!) =)
or maybe you can stress test your 16 region SoaS with it – 16 times Hax Nuit is 599,808 prims! o_O
get Hax Nuit free today!