Author Gaiman Will Start a Tweet-Along Story on Tuesday

Fantasy writer Neil Gaiman is writing a new crowd-sourced short story on Twitter. Starting tomorrow at noon EDT, the author—and well-known Twitter fan (@neilhimself)—will Tweet the first line of a new story, and fans can continue it with their own 140-character contributions. BBC Audiobooks America will then compile the contributions—they expect about 1,000—into a short story that will be recorded by a professional narrator.

The audiobook will be available for free download at and at iTunes and other audiobook retailers before the end of the year. No print book is planned. Publishers Weekly reports.

BBC Audiobooks America reminds you, Gaiman will get the ball rolling, but the rest is up to you tweeters out there (#bbcawdio).