Despite the Twitter feuds and fake news, the internet is actually kind of a paradise for writers and readers alike. Never has their ever been a medium that allowed people to create and share their work with such ease.
As a '90s kid, I grew up right alongside the internet, and it's also been tied into my experience as a book-lover. To me, being a reader means being a citizen of the internet. As a teen, I used to stay up all night reading fanfiction. As a college student, I pored over online literary journals. These days, I follow my favorite authors on Twitter to keep an eye on things they're writing at all time. As a writer, too, the internet can be incredibly liberating. I've grown into a writer during an age in which you can immediately post your work and have people read it and comment on it near instantaneously.
So, let's take a look at some books that had their beginnings on the internet. Some of these books began as popular blogs, columns, fan fiction, or even YouTube channels. Some of these books were self-publishing success stories. So, if you need proof that the internet is a reader's best friend, look no further than these nine books: