I was given a book last night. Free.

Free, as in I didn't pay for it, and "Free" as in the book's title.

The author is Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine and author of the widely acclaimed 2006 book "The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More" (ISBN 1-4013-0237-8).

"Free" (ISBN 9781905211470) takes a look at the rise and rise in recent years of business models pivoting around the provision of stuff for free. The book has some interesting chapters for anyone involved in marketing, particularly in relation to Web search and publishing (the widely held expectation of not having to pay for Web content and the rise of free papers during the decline of traditional media). Read more