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John Scalzi to Release Next Old Man’s War Novel as Episodic eBook

Science fiction novelist John Scalzi will release the next book in his Old Man’s War series as a digital episodic novel. The Human Division serial will begin in December.

Tor senior editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden outlined the strategy in the release: “The Human Division will be an experiment: an episodic novel, released initially in digital, serialized form. Currently the plan is to publish these episodes weekly between December 2012 through February 2013. Like the episodes of a good high-end cable drama, each one will have enough internal integrity to work as an enjoyable chunk of story on its own, but each will advance a ‘season’-long storyline as well.”

The book will be released in traditional formats next year, once the experiment has concluded. Hayden hopes that the price for the complete serialized novel will be “about the same as buying the full eBook.”

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#Amazonfail Furor Dominates Twitter

trend3.jpgEver since news broke yesterday that Amazon may be excluding books with adult content from bestseller lists and some searches, the Twitter tag #amazonfail has been the center of the Twitter-sphere’s attention–still the top-ranked topic, as that screen shot shows.

Even though one spokesperson told Publishers Weekly one Amazon spokesperson explained that “a glitch had occurred,” writers are still speculating. Jezebel has built a list of books that have been stripped of Amazon sales rankings.

Patrick Nielsen Hayden from Tor Books urged a little patience: “My own guess would be that it has nothing to do with homophobia and everything to do with the fragility of large organizations.”

Information Week writes “Don’t Jump To Conclusions About Amazon Homophobia.”

GalleyCat editor Ron Hogan had a personal take on the matter.