Byliners is a new publishing concept that sits between long-form journalism and a book. From techcrunch (discussing the furore around ‘3 cups of Tea‘:

Amazingly, within days of 60 Minutes breaking the story, a new book was already released about it. Only don’t call it a “book.” Byliner, the company that published it, is touchy about this, because this format is really something new. After all, we didn’t call blog posts articles, because blogging was a new kind of news.

But there’s not another good word for what this is. This isn’t some longer, rushed blog post released on a Kindle. Called “Three Cups of Deceit,” it’s written by award-winning author Jon Krakauer, painstakingly edited and even available to download for free for the first 72 hours of its launch. Welcome to the stunning, new rapid-fire world of long-form publishing.


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