Devon author Luisa Plaja is part of a new e-book experiment for tweens and teens from online imprint Fiction Express, part of children’s publisher Discovery Books, which begins on Friday, May 6.
At the end of each weekly-released episode, readers are given options and can vote to determine what happens next in the plot.
With episodes released every Friday at 3:30pm, readers have until 10am the following Monday to cast their votes. Luisa will write each new chapter in real time according to the most popular reader choice in time for publication the next Friday.
In Luisa Plaja’s Fiction Express title, Diary of a Mall Girl, Molly is a teenage girl who lives in a massive shopping mall (literally – she lives there) and has access to all the best shops, entertainment… and more gossip than she’d like about her classmates and their crushes.
Luisa Plaja is the author of several novels for teenagers, published in the UK and many other countries. She helps out at Newton Abbot Library’s teen book club and runs the teen book site Chicklish. She has two young children and lives in Devon.
The list is launched with three other titles: The Soterion Mission by Stewart Ross (Timewarp Trials and What if the Bomb Goes Off?); Soul Shadows by Alex Woolf (The Chronosphere); and, The Last Symbol by Rebecca Morton.
Each e-book will be published in 11 weekly episodes. The first is available for free, and subsequent episodes sell from as little as 59p.
Fiction Express also gives readers the opportunity to submit their own ideas for incorporation into the plot, and there will be competitions for readers to become a part of the story itself.
(from a press release)
(disclosure: Luisa shares office space with the Devon Week!)