If you haven’t been reading TUNE by Derek Kirk Kim, now is a great time to start. The first two books are up online in their entirety and they’re both incredibly awesome. It’s a sci-fi love story and I think if you’re a regular reader of YP, TUNE is right up your alley.
So where’s book 3? Well, that’s where things get a little complicated. Derek is a pretty clever guy. He convinced his publisher, First Second books, to finance the first two books allowing Derek to put up the pages for free online with the intent to sell them as a printed collection when finished. The idea was to build an online fanbase and see how that translates into book sales. It’s a testament to the quality of Derek’s work that they’d agree to this experiment for two books. But now comes the time when First Second sees if the experiment paid off.
The first volume of TUNE is up for pre-sale on Amazon now. I HIGHLY recommend it. Go ahead and do the archive dive yourself and if you like what you see, help get those pre-sale numbers up. Book 2 ends with a HUGE cliffhanger and I must see how it all ends! It would also be great to see this publishing model succeed.
So give TUNE a try and when you’re done, please consider supporting Amazon now“>the book.