June 2, 2009

The Birth of the Digi-novel

Recently, USA Today reported that Anthony Zuiker, creator of the CSI television shows, has teamed up with Dutton Books to introduce the "digi-novel," a term coined by Zuiker because it incorporates digital and print media to tell a story.

Zuiker claims that the concept of the digi-novel is a "revolution in publishing for the YouTube generation." Readers will first read the novel in print and then go online to view video clips that further develop the storyline. Michelle Kerns, writing on examiner.com, says that while online, "Readers will also be able to participate in a community portal that features alternative storylines, different characters, and, according to Dutton, 'countless ancillary levels of story enrichment.'"

Zuiker's digi-novel, Level 26: Dark Origins, is the first book in a three book series about a government investigator who pursues serial killers. Level 26: Dark Origin is scheduled to be published in September

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