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Just Twitting You

So, according to an article on Bookseller.com, which I found out about through the ArtsJournal‘s excellent daily newsletter, the author R. N

. Morris is republishing his 2007 crime novel, A Gentle Axe, in a surprising fashion. Not content with hardcover and paperback — and, I pre

sume, audiobook, Morris is serializing A Gentle Axe via Twitter, in 140-character chunklets. A great gimmick — I mean, every author out th

ere should be thinking about a “first” they can grab for themselves (I’m thinking “first novel written on a Web site by the readers, allowi

ng the author to collect a royalty check for doing nothing) — but isn’t this really just a keitai shousetsu, or cell phone novel? Just ask

ing.

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Keir Graff is the editor of Booklist Online and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix.