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Archive for December, 2012

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Introducing Bibliocloud

Emma Barnes, MD of publisher Snowbooks, has recently opened up her platform Bibliocloud to other publishers. No stranger to publishing cock-ups, she tells us how she came up with the concept to idiot-proof her admin.

Rust-belt gothic: the new technology narrative

In his fourth Literary Platform essay exploring the technology in storytelling, naturalism expert Professor David Trotter explains how a familiar modern trope highlights the way tech brings meaning to our narratives – through its absence

New Media Writing Prize

Chris Meade, Director of if:book UK, has the lowdown on this year’s New Media Writing Prize shortlist and winner.

Christmas pop-up bookshops

With all the talk of publishers embracing direct-to-consumer selling this year, we’ve been interested to see lots of Pop-Up Bookshops more »

Is it a book? Is it an album?: the joy of convergence.

Lee Brackstone, Creative Director, Faber Social, on publishing Beck’s Song Reader, the blurring of art forms and what it means to be an editor now.

Posterity: taking care of the past

Digital is a difficult medium, in many ways: vulnerable, hard to place and get your head around. Historian Ralph Harrington warns of the dangers of throwing away tried and tested media in favour of a ‘Year Zero landscape”

Christmas app round-up

Our kids editor Miranda West takes a look at the best apps for kids around in the lead up to more »

My London Story

London is a city of stories. New online story project MyLondonStory is keen to capture a sense of the enormous wealth of experiences that make up the place, as co-founder Greg Williams explains.

Swedes Think Different: A New Model for E-lending

Swedes have always gone about their business in their own particular way. To quote a phrase: ‘Swedes think different’. Take more »

IP IP Hooray

As 2012 draws to a close, is publishing revealing itself ready for a new era? As the year draws to a close, Helen Bagnall reflects on the risky business of centralised intellectual property.

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Reimagining reading: Ambient Literature project to investigate how we read

What happens when the place where you’re reading becomes the stage for the story?  How can your location shape and more »

Call for Entries: New Media Writing Prize 2015

Bournemouth University in association with if: book UK announces the sixth annual New Media Writing Prize, now open for entries The competition more »

Join TLP and others for one day symposium at Victoria & Albert Museum, London

As part of the one day symposium, Friction and Fiction: IP, Copyright and Digital Futures, The Literary Platform founder, Sophie Rochester, more »