Insta Novels launched on the Library's Instagram account (@nypl) with Part 1 of a newly digitized version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The novel is illustrated by well-known designer Magoz (@magoz).
To read, simply view the Instagram Story as normal, and hold your thumb down to stay on a page and complete reading the text. You can then lift your thumb to let the Story advance to the next page. A nice touch — there is a small section in the bottom right corner marked as the place to hold your thumb, so it's not only intuitive to figure out, you're also not blocking any text in the process.
The library plans to release several other books this way over the next couple of months, including part two of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Charlotte Perkins' The Yellow Wallpaper, and Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis.