Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Net Novel and a Potential New Market?

The Unbinding by Walter Kirn, is a new serial novel that will be published on Slate in roughly twice a week installments starting Monday, March 13 and ending in June.

Slate claims that this serial novel is unlike other novels serialized in mainstream media because it will be a -
Net Novel--one that takes advantage of, and draws inspiration from, the capacities of the Internet. The Unbinding, a dark comedy set in the near future, is a compilation of "found documents"--—online diary entries, e-mails, surveillance reports, etc. It will make use of the Internet's unique capacity to respond to events as they happen, linking to documents and other Web sites. In other words, The Unbinding is conceived for the Web, rather than adapted to it.

In addition, Slate marks the debut of its fiction section.

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2 comments:

kalbzayn said...

Very cool. I'm looking forward to checking this book out. Hopefully this will help increase the opportunities for authors to make some money online.

Melly said...

It sure sounds like an exciting venture, Kalbzayn. It would be interesting to see how it plays it with the author having to write a lot in a "responsive" manner and also something that is publication ready.