Douglas Rushkoff has a well-written article about why he is not trying to sell his new book through the traditional publisher market.
Wildside Press has made pre-pub versions of two of their magazines available for free download.
Issue 4 of the Sherlock Holmes magazine is at http://rapidshare.com/files/422176735/shmm4.pdf
while Adventure Tales Issue 6 is at http://rapidshare.com/files/422176143/AT6.pdf
I haven't used RapidShare before, but it all downloaded without a hitch, despite having an elderly Mac (which sometimes runs into problems working with newfangled modern pages).
In more personal space, while I continue to think that a regular "day job" is the most likely path to productivity and happiness, I haven't seen very many encouraging openings, and it's led me to sketching out what would be involved with launching a bookstore again. Reality is that the market is no more stable than it was when I closed in 2004, and I have far fewer personal assets to throw at the project than I had in 1988. More thoughts on alternate bookselling options some other time...