Via KurzweilAI.net — This sounds like a very cool venture from one of my long-time favorite science fiction authors.
From the link:
Writer Neal Stephenson unveils his digital novel The Mongoliad
September 1, 2010
Source: VentureBeat, Aug 31, 2010
Author Neal Stephenson has launched Subutai, which has developed the “PULP platform” for creating digital novels, using a new model for publishing books in which authors can add additional material like background articles, images, music, and video. There are also social features that allow readers to create their own profiles, earn badges for activity on the site or in the application, and interact with other readers..
Their first book is Stephenson’s The Mongoliad, about the Mongol invasion of Europe.
Stephenson has been credited for inspiring today’s virtual world startups with his novel Snow Crash.