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Soft Skull Publishes Twitter-ed Novel

fr23.jpgIt was the best of tweets, it was the worst of tweets. With that silly pun last Bastille Day, we reported on the efforts of Matt Stewart to tweet his entire 480,000-character debut novel.

The enterprising writer landed a book deal with Soft Skull for The French Revolution–generating hundreds of reactions around the publishing world. The print novel comes out today, and he’s released a free, interactive iPhone app to accompany the book.

Here’s more from the author: “A year ago I released my novel on Twitter, and today it goes analog. I’ll be the first to admit that the book’s a LOT easier to read in book form than on Twitter. To keep the technological ‘revolution’ theme going, this year I’m launching an iPhone app to the novel that allows readers to unlock relevant bonus content (videos, secret chapters, recipes, articles) by zapping any page with their iPhone camera–think of it as ‘clickable paper’ that enhances the reading experience.”

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