A Facebook ‘Book’ …?

Facebook as a book publishing platform …? Hmm. I don’t know. But it’s something different. From MediaBistro (“Alex Epstein Uses Facebook Album To Release Book”)

“The Israeli author published 88 pieces of “micro-fiction” as images in a Facebook album to create what he is calling a Facebook book. He explains the idea in this blog post: “The idea of publishing an entire new collection of very short stories on Facebook was, in part, an experiment to see how literature can become more social…wanted to see if it could be different: how literature could evolve if the reader can see who of his friends likes the same stories, who is sharing the stories he shared with others, how does the book endure with readers’ comments on every page, visible to all.”

Electric Literature has more details (“The Facebook Book”)

You can check out the Facebook Album here.

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