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Archive for September, 2010

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The Last Word Challenge

This is a fun, scientific, online quiz [now offline 10-Feb-11] and innovative quiz creator, based on material taken from New more »

We join McSweeney's for first Electric Bookshop event…

Get plugged into a fantastic new project – The Electric Bookshop – where anyone can take part in live interactive debates…

Nightingale's Playground

Nightingale’s Playground was partly inspired by an old 8-bit computer game called The Sentinel – a unique and haunting strategy game devised by genius programmer Geoff Crammond that baffled magazine reviewers when it was originally released back in the 1980s. 


Released alongside a traditional ebook edition myFry offers readers an alternative way to explore Stephen Fry’s autobiography ‘The Fry Chronicles’. more »

New ways to think about the book?

The film has divided opinion. Are these brilliant and inspiring new ways to think about the book? Or are they familiar ideas, mocked up on something like the current tech, for us all to usefully interrogate? Or are the ideas old hat, much less than we would hope for from thought-generators like IDEO?

Surface Residue

Technology becoming an extension and replacement of our bodily and mental functions…

Gamebooks, branching narratives and adventure

And gamebooks are excitingly disruptive. They subvert the medium of the book, turning something profoundly well-established, entwined with our civilisation’s every achievement, into a game where you get to pretend to stab an Ork in the face.

Dickens: Copyright and the Land of the Freeloaders

Dickens no doubt lost sleep over these many happy American readers who paid little for their books and for whom books by English authors were particularly cheap to buy. The Land of the Free began to look to him like the land of the freeloaders.

The Literary Platform Live: Hello Frankfurt!

The Literary Platform Live will be taking place at this year’s Tools of Change conference at Frankfurt Bookfair on 5 October 2010 from 10.30 – 11.30am.

Futures and Pasts

It is a banality to reflect that the illusion of continuous technological progress is just that; the same can be said of economic growth. So what other futures might publishing have? And what if those futures look more like the past?

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Job Opportunity: Senior Creative Producer at oolipo

oolipo are looking for an energetic & experienced story producer to help them craft experiences that reimagine storytelling for their digital more »

Joanna Ellis steps down at The Literary Platform, Miriam Robinson joins as Associate Director

Joanna Ellis has stepped down from her role as Partner at The Literary Platform after four years at the consultancy. more »

Episodic publishing back in vogue: Julian Fellowes launches episodic publishing app

Serial episodic publishing, a mainstay of publishing in Victorian literary magazines, is back in fashion due to 21st century technology*.