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Understanding China’s complex publishing landscape

Two new reports ‘Found in Translation: How Social Media Platforms Can Help UK Publishers Understand Their Market In China’ (Nesta), more »

Third party sequels, prequels and fan fiction – mis-taken identity?

Fanfiction is described by the online writing platform Wattpad as ‘writing that remixes characters, places, or plots from existing narratives more »

The Literary Platform turns 5

Today is our 5th Birthday! On 10 April 2010 we posted our first articles on The Literary Platform, a humble more »

Clean Reader is Only the Beginning: 5 E-Reader Apps We Want to See

The latest app for the discerning reader is “Clean Reader”, a handy little bit of software that goes through your more »

China’s mobile reading phenomenon

China’s current publishing landscape is at once exciting and complex, and is in the midst of a significant transformation through more »

Discovering gems at the Cambridge Digital Library

On mile after mile of shelves in cool, dark stacks at the back of Cambridge University Library sit some of more »

A book without borders: a hybrid of cinema, gaming, and text

In its fifth year, the New Media Writing Prize continues to recognise some of the best pieces of new media more »

MacGuffin: A jukebox for fiction and poetry

At Comma Press, we’re building a big jukebox for fiction and poetry. Not a physical jukebox (though wouldn’t that be more »

Digital Literature Pioneers: Michael Joyce on early Hypertext Fiction

Michael Joyce is a professor of English at Vassar College, NY, USA. His work afternoon: a story, 1987, was among more »

Can Readers make a Book Better?

There’s no doubt that readers have strong opinions about books.  We see them expressed every day in Amazon reviews, in more »

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New research into Chinese publishing landscape

With wide-ranging social media, vast potential readerships, and innovative new literature models, China offers an overlooked yet increasingly attractive market more »

Publishers at Risk of Becoming Culturally Irrelavant

The publishing industry’s poor commitment to diversity, lack of senior Black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) professionals and over-reliance on unpaid internships is putting it at risk of becoming culturally irrelevant, claims a new study launched today.

TLP helps kick off London Book Fair’s virtual conference

The London Book Fair launches its first social media conference this year to focus on trends in global publishing, ahead more »