As a non-profit (and a publisher with some integrity), it’s important for us at NAB to “walk the walk” as often as possible, but when author Robert Steele first asked us to put his entire book, The Open-Source Everything ManifestoÂ online for free, I must admit, an eyebrow raised. It’s not a traditional business practice to give your whole product away, but the more we thought about it, the more we realized that we couldn’tÂ notÂ do this.
NAB has been in a constant state of evolution over the past few years (and, arguably, since its founding in the 1970′s, when it started as a college literary journal in New England), and NABCommunities is another big piece of that puzzle. As a non-profit, the word “transformation” is even the central part of our mission statement!Â We’ve created a space where fans can finally connect with their favorite authors and like-minded peers for meaningful discussions without any regard for geography, and offering content that sparks a meaningful dialogue is certainly an important part of continuing to build those connections and community.
Robert Steele’s idea to put his entire book online for free so that anyone may read and absorb his vision, aligns with our mission to put books out into the world that help spark and fuel a worldwide transformation.
So, with all of that in mind, starting today, we’re offering a free chapter a week of Steele’s revolutionary book on the NABCommunities CULTURE forum, in downloadable PDFs. You will need to take a few minutes to create a NABCommunities profile (and don’t forget to click on the link in your email to confirm!), but after that, you’re all set. We promise not to spam you and/or sell or share your info with any outside sources. That would be wrong.
Look for a new chapter of The Open-Source Everything ManifestoÂ every Friday, until we run out of chapters, and tell us what you think! You can chat with author Robert Steele in the forum and ask questions, offer comments, etc. We just ask that if you like what you read, let us know!
Read Robert Steele’s “Call to Arms” before this year’s General Strike that took place on May 1 here.
Check out the author’s website and get more info on his upcoming events, articles, and more.