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"Klout" is a website that seeks to measure social media influence (on a scale of 1 to 100; the higher your score, the more influential). (The jury is still out on the methodology and the results, but that's a different story.)

Klout has something called "Klout Perks" through which it offers new products or services to 'influencers'. This is now being used to promote a new short story by a leading author. This story (in eBook form) called "Mile 81" will first be available to Klout influencers a week before it goes on sale. The author has had a close relation with new technology vendors and websites, so this is entirely in keeping with that trend.

Which author?

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