Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Serialised Publishing Returns

Hats off to Solaris Books in planning to serialise Chris Roberson’s next fantasy novel on its website for free.

‘Three Unbroken’ will be published at a rate of two chapters per week and the text made available for download at www.solarisbooks.com. The project will start in November with the book not being published until 2009.

So the Dickens model returns and interestingly in a genre that probably will work well. Many are staringto think about books differently and outside of the spine that has for so long restricted them.The interesting aspect is how and if the seralisation approach will change how the work is written and the role of the editor in shaping it. After all you can’t go back and rewrite a chapter once it has been ‘published’.