Thursday, June 09, 2005

Novel Delivered To Inbox

The delivery mechanism of this e-novel is indeed novel but the first three free e-mails did not make me crave the full three week deal. The idea is fantastic and not something I had heard of before. Early adopters are around though.

Most amateur writers who don't have the means or the desire to go the expensive agent/publisher route often toy with the idea of self-publication and retreat from the fear of plagiarization. This does seem to be a step in the right direction.

If a novel is serialized and delivered by e-mail the controls get a lot tighter. The author remains in charge. I think it would ideal to allow an extended sign-up period for readers to pay for the e-book and deliver to everyone at the same time.

2 comments:

bharath said...

interesting idea indeed. Have you signed up for that?

Anonymous said...

I read the book and thought it was great. You get a few emails a day for three weeks, as if the characters in the book have cc'd you. Never read anything like it before and give it a definite two thumbs up. when it ended I felt like my friends had stopped writing me.

celia