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July 15, 2009 • in the news

July’s “Liberate the Written Word” month is heating up. Check out the following exclusive books on Scribd.

The French Revolution: A Novel — What does a writer do when neither he nor his agent can get a publisher to print his latest novel? Publish the book on Twitter and Scribd, of course! Starting today, “The French Revolution” author Matt Stewart is releasing his novel 140 characters at a time via Twitter. But if the idea of wading through 3,700 Tweets doesn’t excite you, read the full-length version on Scribd now.

A Story from One More Year — It’s not every day you can read a PEN Hemingway Finalist for free. Check out the book that best-selling author Khaled Hosseini (“The Kite Runner”) says is “populated by imperfect characters who always surprise.”

Say Everything — Blogs can be catty, poorly written, and dull. However, the blogging medium has changed the way people share information online, and when done well (e.g. 9/11 eyewitness blogs), blogs can move you to tears. This book chronicles the rise of blogs and what online sharing means for modern culture.