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Facebook: The Book

Alex Epstein is an established author who has written and published a few novels and collections of short stories. He’s eschewing the norm with his latest collection of  “micro stories” by publishing them to his Facebook page, in a photo gallery. The pictures are just text, blue-lettered titles and white-lettered stories over a grey background, and there are 88 in all. A proper book-version of the stories will come out in March.

Epstein says of the experiment, “I wanted to see if it could be different: how literature could evolve if the reader can see who of his friends likes the same stories, who is sharing the stories he shared with others, how does the book endure with readers’ comments on every page, visible to all.

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Marc Sanchez is the technical director and associate producer for Marketplace Tech Report where he is responsible for shaping the sound of the show.

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