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Rooster App Imagines eReading in Short Installments

roosterThe creative forces behind Plympton and DailyLit have a new serialized fiction app designed to make reading more convenient to do during short windows of time. 

The idea behind Rooster is to make it easy for busy people to read books over a series of 15-minute increments. Rather than wasting time playing Candy Crush on the subway, Rooster hopes people will spend this time reading books, which are served up in bite-sized installments. Every month, the app releases two new books — one work of contemporary fiction, another classic. For $4.99 a month, you can access both books through the app.

We caught up with Yael Goldstein Love, Rooster’s co-founder/editorial director, to discuss the project.
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Plympton Pitches Serialized Fiction on Kickstarter

Could serial fiction flourish in the 21st Century? The new literary studio Plympton hopes cultivate a place for fiction writers to create serial stories similar to HBO and AMC TV shows. Above, you can watch their Kickstarter video.

The company, which was founded by authors  Jennifer 8. LeeYael Goldstein Love, and former Harvard Book Review managing editor Justin Keenan, is currently raising funds on Kickstarter. The first company’s first serialized works are already available at Amazon for $1.99: Hacker Mom by Austen Rachlis, The Many Lives of Lilith Lane by E.V. Anderson and Love is Strong as Death by Carolyn Nash–part of the new Amazon Serials project that was announced yesterday.

Here’s more about the project: “Plympton serials are long works of fiction made up of shorter works—we call them ‘installments’—that arrive as updates on your digital reading device. Each installment reveals a little more about the characters you’ve come to know, deepening your relationship with them and advancing the story in a way that leaves you both satisfied and wanting more. Installments range between 7,000 and 25,000 words and are released biweekly or monthly. Each of our current volumes is made up of between four and six installments.”

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