Tweeting an entire novel?

Bonus post today, because I just read something really cool and wanted to share.

Author Matt Stewart is releasing his entire novel, The French Revolution, on Twitter today — yep an entire novel in 140-character blurbs, lots of them.

Matt’s also offering the novel free just for today on Scribd. Why? It’s Bastille Day, the celebration of the first day of the French Revolution, and, as Matt says, “the perfect time to do something crazy.”

This is most likely a first, and it will be an interesting experiment. Check it out through the links above or search #ffrev on Twitter.

What do you think? Will you read this book? Will it catch on? Would you Tweet your novel?

I’m at least interested, and the publicity can’t be bad. Frankly, I’m really intrigued by the idea behind the new novel he’s writing, which he talks about on his blog. Wonder if he’ll Tweet that one too.

Write On!

2 Responses

  1. That is pretty cool. I met Katheleen Duey this Spring and she had started a Twitter novel, Russet. Who knows? Maybe this is new trend.

    I’ve read that authors who have made their novel free online still had a boost in sales. You would think the opposite would happen.

  2. Thanks, Karen. That’s interesting. I’ve read the same thing about free online novels giving a boost in sales. Helps publicity surrounding the book, I guess.

What do you think?