I found this article on PW today and wonder what others think about it.
To sum up: A&E is debuting a show on July 11 called The Glades. They have teamed up with B&N and are offering the pilot script as a print and e-book. You can download it here, or receive a hard copy with any BN.com order placed through July, or in store, while supplies last.
It's an interesting concept, offering the text of the first episode to viewers before it premieres, so I headed over to check it out. I was theater major in college and enjoyed reading plays. It's a different reading experience and I was curious how they would present it to a general reader.
I headed over to the B&N site, set up an account (because they made me. I have never ordered from their site before) and got to downloadin! *spinney wheel that makes things happen, spinney wheel that makes things happen...*
Then it asked me for my credit card info. Wha? It will be kept on file and used for future purchases. For a free download. They want my credit card info.
So while I wish A&E and B&N well on their marketing venture together, I'm sorry to say that I will not be participating. But what about you? Would you give them the info they want for the free download? What if they begin charging for these items? Woud you pay? What upcoming shows would you purchase the premiere script for?
With hindsight, I wish I had something like that for LOST, but I also happen to like a lot of shows that get cancelled pretty quickly (I really liked Eastwick), so I don't know if I can trust my judgment. I feel like several folks would have loved a peek at Pretty Little Liars...