…I wouldn’t recommend it, but you can!
Earlier this month it was announced that marketer Jason Sperling will be publishing his book, Look At Me When I’m Talking To You, on Instagram by posting one page, one day at a time, starting June 25th.
And it got me thinking about all the places people have started books or published books that involved social media or had irregular origins.
Here are five projects that were started or published in unusual and uncommon places.
FACEBOOK AS A STARTING GROUND
1. Srinivas Rao used Facebook statuses as a way to test out his audience when he was writing his books.
2. Matias Viegner, started, like many did, by writing “25 random things about me” as a note on Facebook. Then, he used the medium to create 100 more lists and turn them into a book.
TWITTER AS A STARTING GROUND
3. The ever-awesome actor and musician Steve Martin decided to start tweeting, and a collection of his tweets have been published.
4. Talk about ultra meta -- a book was published of collected tweets from people who used the phrase (or a similar phrase to) “writing my novel.”
JUST PLAIN QUIRKY
5. The city of Dublin, Ireland decided to use a 60 cent postage stamp as an opportunity to print and share a short story with it’s mailing recipients.
Know of any books that started in a strange place? Were published in a stranger place? Does it give you ideas for where you might want to publish your story or book? Comment below! I'd love to hear about them!