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Book News: Fiction Express.

On Friday something really exciting is happening in the book world, a new venture called Fiction Express is launching. It sounds like a great idea – aimed at tweens and teens (though I’m sure there will be many adult fans) the project is serialising books by four different authors.

Each Friday a new chapter for each book will be available to download, the fun part comes from how these chapters are written. Once the chapters go live readers have until the following Monday morning to vote for what they think should happen next, the author will then write the new chapter based on what wins the vote. This means that the readers of the books really do have a say in what happens to the characters – who wouldn’t love that opportunity?!

The four books being serialised are:

  • Diary of a Mall Girl by Luisa Plaja (Split by a Kiss and Extreme Kissing)
  • The Soterion Mission by Stewart Ross (Timewarp Trials and What if the Bomb Goes Off?)
  • Soul Shadows by Alex Woolf (The Chronosphere)
  • The Last Symbol by Rebecca Morton

This Friday, 6th May, the website will go live and the first chapter of each book will be available to download for free. The rest of the chapters, will cost from as little as 59p (it works on a credits system – the more credits you buy the cheaper they are). I’ve been lucky enough to get a sneaky look at the four opening chapters, I will be reviewing Diary of a Mall Girl and Soul Shadows here tomorrow and then The Soterion Mission and The Last Symbol on Thursday.

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5 thoughts on “Book News: Fiction Express.

  1. Thanks for the info! L have been writing a similar kind of story for women, where the readers determine where the story goes next. I’ll be interested to see how this version works!

  2. I am so excited about this – such an interesting approach to interactivity, plus more Luisa Plaja for me to read makes me so happy! Soul Shadows sounds brilliant too from your first chapter review, and for my schedule right now knowing there’s going to be a bite-sized chunk for me every week is really tempting: a bit like a new episode of Doctor Who… 😉

    1. I’m so glad other people are excited about it too – I think it’s such a great idea. I think the next few weeks are going to be spent looking forward to lots of new episodes / instalments 😀

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