Friday, October 02, 2009

24hr Book Project from CompletelyNovel

UK Book social networking company CompletelyNovel is experimenting with a '24hr book' concept over the coming weekend. Here is the information from their web site:
In collaboration with if:book, The Society of Young Publishers and, Spread the Word has commissioned The 24 Hour Book, a groundbreaking project to challenge a group of writers to write a new story about London in just 24 hours. Who’s writing what, when? The book will be written by a group of experienced writers working together using all kinds of online collaborative tools around the clock.

The lead writer for The 24 Hour Book will be Kate Pullinger and writers participating will include Sarah Butler, Aoife Mannix, Dean Atta, Cath Drake, Ben Payne, Chris Meade, Toni Le Busque, Saradha Soobrayen and Shamim Azad. The final book will be published under a Creative Commons license and available to buy on

The 24hr book will be based around a group of city centre allotments and the story will explore ideas of shared and private space and the real and imaginary barriers between a range of different city characters. Join us online from 10am on Saturday 3 October The writing will be going on throughout Saturday, and then on Sunday 4 October, a group of volunteer editors and publishers will move in to make the story ready for publication. You’ll be able to see that happening live too! As well as making the book available to read online, CompletelyNovel will link directly to Print-on-Demand printers to enable hard copies of the 24hr book to be available for its launch at 6pm on Monday 5 October at St Barnabas House in Soho.

Click here to find more details of the launch event and register for a ticket.

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