Random House and Borders Release ‘AirBorne,' A Crowd-Sourced Thriller

 - Feb 20, 2009
References: borders.au & springwise
Random House and Borders Australia are turning a new page in literary innovation with the introduction of what they’re calling the world’s first ‘chain novel.’ Based on a concept by Pandora which used WEbook to create a community-sourced thriller, the chain novel will combine the stories of 28 contest winners to be part of a 30-chapter book, AirBorne, the first and last of which will be written by a 29th author, James Patterson.

The concept is similar to the game many people played as children where you go around in a circle, taking turns creating the next sentence in a group story.

To add to the novelty of AirBorne, the chain novel will be released one chapter at a time to keep readers in suspense. The first chapter will be released online on March 20.