Tomorrow’s Best-Selling Novels Will Use This 19th-Century Trick | WIRED. Aug 2014
We’re seeing the return of old-fashioned serialized literature.
‘A year ago, a 24-year-old college student named Anna Todd stumbled on a trove of feverish fan fiction about the boy band One Direction. It had been posted to Wattpad, a Toronto-based website and app that lets anyone write a story and comment on the stories of others. Entranced, Todd began concocting her own tale, a torrid romance between a sweet-hearted ingenue and a brooding version of One Direction singer Harry Styles. She typed the first 600 words into Wattpad and hit Publish….’