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July 20, 2013
Satire will not only entertain, it will make you angry
Meet Jude: a likeable fellow who doesn't ask much from life. He owns a henhouse, a roofless shack bought at the height of the property bubble; Jude owes €10m, the debt most likely to default in all of Europe. It's considered the symbolic heart of the eurozone crisis….

May 28, 2013
Crowdsourcing spiffy new book covers for 50 literary masterpieces
Recovering the Classics is a joint project by the Creative Action Network, DailyLit, and Harvard Bookstore that hopes to attract designers and illustrators--namely, people like you--to crowdsource public domain covers for what they’ve deemed the 50 greatest literary works in public domain history….
Feb. 20, 2013
Serial Thriller - From literature to appointment television, episodic storytelling is flourishing
Before the arrival of the 40th and final installment of The Old Curiosity Shop, in 1841, American readers of the series were forced to wait. And wait. And wait—not just for Charles Dickens to finish his story, but for his completed work to cross the Atlantic. When the ship bearing the resolution of the series finally docked in New York, a mob desperate to learn the fate of the tale’s protagonist, Little Nell, stormed the wharf. The ensuing scene would make a modern-day publisher swoon: a band of readers passionately demanding to learn how the story ends….
Feb. 13, 2013
Plympton acquires DailyLit in a serialized fiction team-up, Susan Danziger and Albert Wenger become investors
Plympton, the serialized fiction studio founded by former New York Times reporter Jennifer 8. Lee and novelist Yael Goldstein Love, just announced (via blog post and at the O’Reilly Tools of Change publishing conference) that it has acquired DailyLit, which breaks classic and contemporary novels down into short chunks and delivers them via email….
Oct. 10, 2012
Op-ed: Book publishing, like journalism, upended by digital ink
Startups, such as the Atavist and Byliner, started with short-form nonfiction, and are expanding. Hollywood producer Scott Rudin and media mogul Barry Diller recently announced a headline-grabbing $20 million investment in their new digital-publishing venture, Brightline. New companies are targeting romance and erotic literature, one of the most vibrant areas in e-publishing.
My first book was published by a traditional publisher. My new literary studio, Plympton, is making a bet on serialized fiction for digital readers….
Sept. 10, 2012
Pulp Fiction 2.0: Cheap Thrills for Your Kindle Are Publishing’s Latest Cliffhanger
When Jennifer 8. Lee set out to launch an e-book startup, she had noble intentions. Her plan was for long-form journalism focused on serious topics like Middle Eastern regime change, endangered species, pharmaceutical research, and the American political system. She’d work with seasoned reporters whose in-depth research couldn’t fit in a magazine, but was too expensive to give away free online….
Sept. 10, 2012
What the Dickens? How Plympton Plans to Revive Serial Fiction
When Amazon flipped the switch on its Serials program last Thursday, it also served as the debut of a new startup: Plympton, founded by journalist Jennifer 8 Lee and novelist Yael Goldstein Love. The company is contributing three of the eight titles inaugurating the initiative: The Many Lives of Lilith Lane, a paranormal YA mystery; Hacker Mom, dubbed a “mom thriller”; and Love Is Strong as Death, a mystery….
Feb. 13, 2013
Serial publisher Plympton merges with DailyLit
The serial publishing start-up Plympton, named after a street in Harvard Square, is merging with DailyLit in a partnership that will expand the former’s reach while offering new content to the latter’s audience….

Feb. 13, 2013
DailyLit, Plympton join forces
DailyLit, which began as a service in 2006 to e-mail short installments of books for consumers to read on different mobile devices, is being merged with Plympton, a digital publishing house dedicated to serialized fiction founded by journalist Jennifer 8. Lee and the novelist Yael Goldstein Love. Lee plans to use DailyLit’s digital platform to continue to offer serialized titles from other publishing houses, but also to promote Plympton's original series….
Sept. 30, 2012
E-books expand their potential with serialized fiction
Could serialized fiction finally force the e-book to evolve?
Various ventures are trying to satisfy a common complaint about e-books: that they are simply black-and-white digital reproductions of long-form print books, flat and unoriginal in their design and concept. One variation, what publishers call enhanced e-books, with audio and video elements woven throughout the text, has largely fallen flat with readers….
Sept. 28, 2012
The Kickstarter Chronicles
Amazon’s announcement about its updated line of Kindles earlier this month wasn’t just about hardware. The company also announced “Kindle Serials,” stories published in automatically updated installments. Kindle Serials launched with eight titles for purchase. Three of them were published by Plympton, an e-publishing house founded by novelist Yael Goldstein Love and former New York Times reporter Jennifer 8. Lee. Plympton aims to produce serialized versions of its fiction offerings….
Sept. 20, 2012
An Open Letter to Fiction Writers
Fellow fiction writers,

Let's be frank: we're not the healthiest-minded bunch. If we were we'd spend our days doing something more pleasant than writing fiction. But lately we seem to have taken a turn for the worse. We look out at the shifting landscape of publishing - e-books rising, big publishers quaking - and obsessively ask, both publicly and privately, Is the novel dead? Is it all Fifty Shades of Twilight from here on out? Are we going the way of the poets, soon to be read by only each other?....
Sept. 10, 2012
All Hail King Content! Four Startups on the Vanguard of Paid Digital Content
It’s hard for people to understand why they need to pay for good online content. Because digital content is freely available on numerous pirating sites or services and there are no physical goods involved, a sense of entitlement seems to have kicked in that says “hell, there’s nothing in my hand! It should be free!” The music industry has battled this problem for years, as has the film industry. But perhaps the industry that has been most effected by this shift to “but why isn’t it free?!” is publishing, which can’t rely on theaters (like Hollywood) or concerts (music). The mindset seems to be that since anybody can start a Tumblr blog for free, there’s no way creating content should cost money….
July 12, 2009
The 10 Best Book Websites
Literature is thriving on the web. It's not just for sale on mega-sites such as Amazon either, but being swapped, analysed and recommended by fellow bookworms. You can download page after page of free material, post your work online and - dare we say it - even catch the eye of a publisher….

May 5, 2009
How Technology is Changing What We Read
Susan Danziger is founder and CEO of DailyLit LLC, whose site delivers serialized stories via e-mail and RSS feeds. She and her husband, Albert Wenger, thought up the business a few years ago after seeing that The New York Times had serialized Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Danziger remembers thinking, as she carried her paper daily onto the train for her commute into New York, that the only item she carries around more often than the newspaper was her smartphone. So she and Wenger decided to build an application that would deliver classic novels electronically….
Dec. 24, 2008
DailyLit Emails Your Favorite Books In Bite-Sized Chunks
Before this week I’d never really heard much aboutDailyLit, a site that Emails you books in short, easily-consumable chunks. But after a few days of receivingThe Count of Monte Cristo in my Email inbox every morning, I think I may be hooked – these serialized novels couldn’t be more perfect for a 10 minute coffee break or waiting at the bus stop….
Oct. 18, 2008
Give us this day our DailyLit
If you're like me, you've always meant to get around to reading Tom Jones or The Last of the Mohicans or The Count of Monte Cristo, but, what with mountains of new releases beckoning from the bookstore shelves, re-reading old favorites like Pride and Prejudice or Harry Potter, and wallowing in the delights of modern genre-literature (personally, I'm a sucker for British murder mysteries, of which there are mounds) those great books of the past keep getting relegated to the bottom of the stack….
Feb. 11, 2008
DailyLit sends e-mail worth reading
A study published last November by the National Endowment for the Arts doesn’t dwell on the popularity of e-mail as an explanation for the declining interest in reading books, magazines, and newspapers. It states only that e-mailing, along with watching television, playing video games, instant messaging, and Web surfing, accounts for 20 percent of what individuals aged eighteen to twenty-four consider their reading time. It seems those who claim they don’t have the time to read—or even the interest—still keep up with the daily flow of e-mail messages. But long before the study was released, Susan Danziger and her husband, Albert Wenger, had already figured out the same thing, and in response they founded DailyLit, a new Web site that e-mails serialized installments of classic books to readers each day.
May 22, 2007
E-mail brings books in small doses for commuters
A new Web site is offering to send classic books in bite-size installments to your handheld device or e-mail every morning before you go to work, or whenever you want, for free.

The e-mails from www.dailylit.com are designed to be read in under five minutes. Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days" comes in 82 parts while Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" could take nearly two years of working days to read at 430 parts….
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