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“Bite-sized” Publisher Launches New Line of Serialized Novels
Every Day Novels promises three months of social reading
for the price of a large latte
VANCOUVER, CANADA — Every Day Publishing is all about bite-sized, online-optimized daily reading material, and is now moving into novel territory with Every Day Novels: serialized novels, a chapter each weekday over 60 to 80 days, on a paid-subscription basis. That’s twelve to sixteen weeks of literary entertainment for US$5. Serialization will begin on January 23, 2012 for the first title – Lifting Up Veronica, a literary suspense novel by Seattle author K.C. Ball – and subscriptions are on sale now.
Serialized novels were originally popular in the 19th century, when authors such as Charles Dickens wrote episodic novels intended for print magazines and newspapers. Now, with the rise of electronic reading devices and smartphones, serialized novels are surging online in a technology-based renaissance. Every Day Novels is focused on bringing readers novels written expressly for online serialization, with no chapter longer than a thousand words — perfect for busy readers looking for a short tidbit of fiction each day, who also appreciate the greater plot and development of novel-length fiction. The most exciting aspect of reading a serialized novel today is the global collective experience — Lifting Up Veronica has already attracted subscribers from three continents — readers around the world can move through the story together, chapter by chapter, with no spoilers and no one skipping ahead. Readers also have the ability to engage in discussion during the wait for the next day’s chapter, increasing the shared nature of the reading experience.
Right from the beginning, Every Day Publishing has focused on bite-sized reading for a busy world. In 2007, Jordan Ellinger, Camille Gooderham Campbell and Steven Smethurst launched Every Day Fiction, one of the first daily online flash fiction magazines, at a time when others were still publishing monthly or quarterly issues. Serialized novels are their answer to the question of where publishing and social media intersect – literally reading together is the logical next step for readers who already share and discuss their reading choices online – and it doesn’t preclude offering a traditional print edition after serialization for those who prefer their words on paper.