e-luv - the sequel
I like the idea of doing it this way because the story can remain more topical, incorporating real events and the hot sites-du-jour,like Second Life. To keep it all free, I'd look at selling product placement and tying into relevant product launches such as new mobile phones, movie launches, clothing lines, energy drinks, magazines, computer games and books.
By publishing it on a website, I can show IM screens, video clips and pictures of the women Trevor is talking to, as well as play extracts of the music tapes they send each other. The latter would be a great way for record companies to launch new bands, by getting them included.
There would be a forum (or even chatroom) which would allow readers to make suggestions as to where the story goes, or just ask Trevor questions.
I'd also offer a weekly 15 minute podcast of the chapters,complete with sound effects, which would be available through the website or iTunes via Jellycast. There could even be a serialised video version of the book on YouTube, while i-cue could be approached about serialising it on mobile phones.
When the book is finished, it could then (hopefully) be published in the traditional way.
Well? What do YOU think?