Books From WikiBook to LiveBook
posted by March 31 at 14:03 PMon
A year or so ago, Penguin tried to run a wikinovel; that is, a novel written by a community of people in the style of Wikipedia. That turned out as poorly as you could imagine.
But here comes LiveBook, which is a book you join on friend networks like Facebook and Bebo. Users vote on every sentence of the book, and winning sentences get added and then other sentences are added to that. It will still be unreadable, but this is a much better idea than the wikinovel. The only good book ever written by committee is Naked Came The Stranger, which is a pretty great parody.