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Archive for August, 2010

Man Booker Prize launches iPhone app

The Man Booker Prize has just unveiled its new iPhone app – a first for UK literary prizes. The app, created by award winning digital agency Vexed Digital, will be free to download…

Open University author connections map

With so much data and so many links, presenting this to the end user was always going to be a challenge.

OpenLearn explores 20th Century authors network

To complement the BBC / OU co-production In Their Own Words and the OU’s array of literature and creative writing courses, the OpenLearn team at OU has been busy joining the dots of the literary landscape of twentieth century Britain.

Storied SAT app

Read from a library of engaging, original short stories seeded with test vocabulary, and ace your standardized test. Above all – have fun!

To fall in love with an eBook

Some people, my parents included, believe that the e-book is a rather pointless invention that will “never replace a real book” (huge emphasis on the word “real”).

Unchaining writing from its paper-based roots

Perhaps the problem is that the concept of what writing can be – how it can be written and even how it can be read – is still chained to its paper-based roots.

Two inches to the Right

It’s 2010… the world is moving forward and so is poetry! All hail ‘YouTube’, all hail ‘Vimeo’, all hail the internet!

On covers

One of the many great debates around the ephemeralisation of music has been the lamentations for the loss of cover art: now, we are reaching the same point with books.

Kindle 3: I am not an iPad

If we take a look at why the iPad, Kindle and the original favourite, the paper-based novel exist, then we are able to make better comparisons.


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