Teens decide where the story goes in online interactive novel
Here’s a neat example of how a publisher is using digital space to connect with teen readers:
Simon & Shuster has launched a teen-targeted online serial novel, Loser/Queen, by author Jodi Lynn Anderson. Teens are invited to visit the Loser/Queen website to read the first few chapters of the book and then vote on how the story will continue. New chapters based on poll results will appear each Monday until September 13th.
The best part? Readers will have a chance to own a hard copy of the book they helped create. A paperback and e-book version of the final novel will be released December 21, 2010.
For more on this project, check out this YPulse interview with S&S Vice-President Justin Chanda.