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Author Matt Stewart tries syndication via Twitter

From GalleyCat, Matt Stewart is syndicating his novel, “The French Revolution,” via Twitter. You can see the postings here. One posting every 15 minutes. Interesting and, contrary to my reaction to Cory Doctorow’s 81-installment syndication plans for “Maker,” I think this is an appropriate way to do this, because readers can configure their Twitter client to assembling a growing book (using search for the #frrev hash tag or by following Stewart in a separate window.

Syndication isn’t only about segmentation of the story, it’s an experiment in building narrative. Chapter syndication was appropriate to paper publications, but it isn’t necessarily the way to use real-time publishing tools.