I had a brief Twitter exchange yesterday that got me thinking about Creative Commons licensing and fiction. If you don't know what Creative Commons licensing is, you can learn about the licenses here. But basically they allow licensees to share (at the very least) your work as long as they credit you. The most open of the licenses allows people to share and adapt your work for both commercial and non-commercial use as long as they credit you.
Cory Doctorow uses a lot of CC licensing for his books and even audiobooks. I don't claim to know a lot about all the intricate details of Creative Commons. I'm just starting to dig more deeply into it. But I'm starting to think that I might use CC for some future work to see what happens. My thinking is that A) I don't impose DRM on my ebooks as it is now, B) I would love for people to widely share my books if they love them and think other people will love them, and that would be made easier and more obvious to readers with a CC license.
Has anyone thought much about this for themselves, or actually released any fiction under Creative Commons? I'd love to hear your thoughts.