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Tim Ferriss Teams Up with File-Sharing Site

Bestselling author Tim Ferriss will promote his new book on BitTorrent next week, part of a strategy to push against booksellers who refuse to sell books published by Amazon.

In the press release, they included this provocative line: “it’s poised to be the most banned book in US history.” AppNewser has more:

Ferriss will publish The 4-Hour Chef next week through Amazon Publishing and he will use the file-sharing site BitTorrent to promote the book. Through the partnership, BitTorrent members exclusive access to excerpts, unpublished writing and multimedia materials related to the book. In 2010, Ferriss hit the Amazon bestseller list with The 4-Hour Body, a book traditionally published through Crown Archetype. A number of bookstores have said they will not stock his new book since it is published by Amazon.

 

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