You may not have known this but this was very common in britain pre-20th century.
Lots of people got their books in chapter-long installments over the course of months.
This is why there are lots of books in 3 volumes or instalments that function as a single complete text, they were just written and released in segments as they were completed.
It is a cool idea though. I'd rather subscribe to an author, have them send me a book every year or something.
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