This is another great example of how the social interweb is enabling us to do things it was impossible to do before.
That said, it’s also a good example of one of the barriers that ebooks face. I might dip into bits of of the draft, but I’d still far prefer to have a paper copy I can read properly whenever and wherever I want. And crucially that I can pass on to a friend to encourage them to read it to. None of the stupid digital rights crap that prevents me from enjoying what I’ve paid good money for.
I also like the idea of having both a print and digital version. The print one is to read and enjoy. The digital one I will keep and use as an easily searchable reference.
Thanks to Antony Mayfield for the link.