StraightUpSocial News Links for 4/7/2008

Take my book. It’s free. Giving away books as podcasts is new way to promote sales

Details how two authors, Scott Sigler and Seth Harwood, have used podcasting as a spring-board to traditional publishing deals.

In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop

Examines how “the evolution of the ‘pay-per-click’ economy” is building a modern-day sweatshop of information workers – bloggers who work non-stop in an office that never turns the lights out: the internet.

MySpace Music: Here comes the latest iTunes killer

Why the social networking giant may have a chance at going up against iTunes for a chunk of the online music sales pie – the article also offers some helpful advice for MySpace.