Novela en twitter
Gracias a un mensaje en twitter me entero de esta extravagancia: ya apareció la primera novela en twitter. Se titula The French Revolution Por lo visto, el límite de espacio, 140 caracteres, no es suficiente para detener a los narradores con ganas de aprovechar las nuevas plataformas. ¿El futuro de la novela es de los twitteros? Lo dudo. Salvo que Aira quiera adelgazar más sus novelas. Dice la nota:
That's right: Author Matt Stewart is in the process of publishing his novel, The French Revolution, on Twitter. It appears to be the first full-length novel to be released one tweet at a time. In an online missive, Stewart called the project a "social experiment" aimed at seeing how people respond to a novel revealed in snippets. However, he also acknowledged that his novel failed to attract the interest of traditional publishers. "I wanted to get my novel out fast and in a way that'll resonate with the hyperconnected 2009 way of life," wrote Stewart, who lives in San Francisco and is a professional marketer. "My agent submitted The French Revolution to all the major publishing houses. Many of them loved it, but none were willing to buy what they viewed as a "risky" novel -- vivid language, elements of fantasy and farce, raunchy humor. What better place to take risks than Twitter?" The novel tells the story of a family living in San Francisco. When troubles from the family's past bubble up, their rise to success in everything from politics to music and gastronomy is in jeopardy. Stewart, who started posting the novel on Twitter on Tuesday, projects that it will take about 3,700 tweets to transmit the novel's 480,000 characters. He also acknowledged that he doesn't expect anyone will read the entire novel on Twitter but said that he's hoping the effort will give readers a taste of his work.
Y ya que estamos hablando de twitter, no desaprovech la oportunidad de invitarlos a que se unan a la red social de Moleskine Literario en Twitter.