In a tradition set by Cory Doctorow and Lawrence Lessig, this Thursday technology journalist Julian Dibbell will appear in Second Life as an avatar named "Julian Dibbell" to autograph copies of *Play Money*, his latest book about making a real living by harvesting gold in Ultima Online.Link (Thanks, James!)
Going one more meta step, Julian is also *selling* virtual copies of *Play Money* for Linden Dollars, the official currency of the online world. In other words: on behalf of Julian Dibbell, "Julian Dibbell" is selling *Play Money* for play money.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.