Inspired by @kseniaanske (am I a total fanboy for posting twice today about her?), I decided to release my existing and future works (journal, books, short stories, etc.) under the Creative Commons license.
I know what you’re thinking. What does that even mean and why should I care?
Well, first and foremost, it means that I am committed to making my works freely available to those interested in enjoying, sharing, and adapting them. I want my books, scripts, and whatever else I make to be as accessible as possible within the means that I have. I want as many people as possible to be able to enjoy what I make. It’s as simple as that.
What it means in practice is that my completed projects are going to be available for pay what you want, with the lowest price being $0.00. For example, when I finish my first novel later this year, it’ll be freely available from my website, with the option to pay for it. Print versions will cost money, as will digital versions on storefronts like Amazon Kindle and Apple iBooks, so that I can cover the costs and hopefully make some money.
It also means that people are welcome to adapt my works, as long as they abide by the terms of releasing their project non-commercially, giving me attribution, and using the same license.
Read my full thoughts on why, with examples of what it means.