“When you’re doing stuff for love, the bigger companies, they have way more money behind them, so they don’t have to care as much. I think the best editors do impart some of their good wisdom and make a book better. I think in the best-case scenario that’s what happens, but at our level nobody’s making much money off of this, and so you really have to be doing it for other reasons and also be passionate about it. You really have to get behind it. There’s a lot of competition out there right now, and so it’s, I think it’s a different decision for a small press person like me.” –Annie Koyama
Suppose GRRM decided the internet provided an alternative to traditional publishing and set up a patronage system where he ended up publishing a chapter of ASOIAF every 2-4 weeks, but never any proper books. If we assume he'd write essentially the same chapters and keep the same plot points, how do you think this would effect the tone and do you have any guesses as to how (generally) the order of storytelling might change?