Experiment: My book costs just $0.99 for a limited time

I published my latest book, Mediactive, a little over a year ago. It's essentially a user's guide to media in a networked age. From the cover:

"We're in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceitful or even dangerous. Yet you and I can take control and make media serve us -- all of us -- by being active consumers and participants. Here's how."

The project, including the sale of publication rights in Japan, is in the black financially. And I'm ready to try some experiments as I move toward version 2 of the book and website.

+Barry Eisler, who published his latest thriller, The Detachment (highly recommended) with Amazon, suggested I try this: Cut the price, temporarily, to 99 cents -- and watch what happens. In his case, the book rocketed up to the top of the Kindle sales rankings.

So I've done that. For a limited time, the Kindle version of Mediactive is just $0.99. Obviously I'm not going to move to the top sales spot. But I'm looking forward to seeing what happens.

UPDATE: The Nook price is also now $0.99, also for a limited time... http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mediactive-dan-gillmor/1029148749

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