Thicker Than Blood
(C)2005,(C)2006,(C)2007,(C)2008. Some rights reserved.
First Creative Commons, community edited, fiction novel.

How do I know Thicker Than Blood is the first community edited, fiction novel, released under a Creative Commons licence?

First I asked the CC community.
Then I asked my LUG.
Then I was lucky enough to ask Slashdot. I think that pretty much sealed it.

I'm trying to do some real due diligence here and not rob anyone of their own deserved publicity. Frankly I'm a little shocked nobody has done it before 5/08. I will totally step back as the first if somebody shows me a book that.

  1. Uses a CC license - Is under some CC license.
  2. Is community edited - Is community edited (has at least three editors each contributing the number of chapters * 2 fixes.)
  3. Is released - Has gone stable with a post community edited ISBN.
  4. Is fiction - Non fiction has a totally different dynamic.
  5. Is a novel - Not a collection or a script.
  6. Is actually available someplace.

As far as I can tell it shouldn't matter if it was collaboratively written or not. complete (ISBN) + CC + "community edited" + fiction + novel trial by fire. Noteworthy runners up. - movie (and script?) only. No novel. CC - collaborative multi novel. Not CC. - Not community edited. Not community edited. Not CC, no ISBN. - little collaboration, graphical novel, no ISBN. - Collaboratively written eclectic story, no CC. - site of writing contest. Google search on "nanowrimo Creative Commons ISBN" and "nanowrimo Creative Commons "community edited" turns up nothing obvious. - Collaboratively written, not really edited, not CC. - Not CC, not sure if it was edited by the community either. - Failed attempt at the same thing.

I didn't list non-fiction here, because frankly I don't think they need the help like fiction does. :) Half these authors actually popped up on Slashdot to say congrats. Please check them out.

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