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Archive for March, 2011

A figment of their imagination

Jacob Lewis is the co-founder and ceo of Figment, a popular online community for teens and young-adults to create, discover, more »

Pan Macmillan launches colour illustrated books on iBookstore

Pan Macmillan is one of the first publishers to make colour illustrated books available on Apple’s iBookstore with new graphic more »

Cinderella: A Princess Story

Putting to one side the fact that my 3-year-old daughter knows what an iPad is but can’t brush her teeth without assistance, this is praise indeed for the latest app release from One Hundred Robot

Mr Pinkerton for iPad

Perhaps in the sequel we can hear about Mr Pinkerton’s newly found freedom and strict diet and exercise regime?

Winged Chariot Galleries app

The app is not simply a thing of beauty that’s free, it is also an inventive way for Winged Chariot to showcase visual content online without having to print hundreds of costly catalogues.

Return to Bas-Lag: An Interview with China Miéville

Following Jared Shurin’s Comment piece about bookish superfans here is Jared’s interview with author China Miéville. They discuss his fanbase – one of the most active and creative in the world.

The loyalty of book fan communities

How do stories and worlds begun in books develop in the hands of fans? What happens to the audience when the lights go out?

Photographer’s Eye iPad app

This is a brave attempt at translating a photographic manual to the iPad format and there are some great features, like the way you can move the horizon in a photograph up and down in the frame.

Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch

A series of game-books featuring Nancy Drew, the indefatigable teen detective, has been launched for iPhone, iPod and iPad.

The Guardian launches kids website

The Guardian has launched today, 3 March 2011, a new kids website at The site includes three reading zones more »


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Storyjacker and Contentment win IC tomorrow contest

Storyjacker and Contentment are among four UK start-ups selected by Innovate UK’s digital programme, IC tomorrow, as winners of its more »

New Media Writing Prize 2014: Submissions Open

Submissions are now open for the 2014 The New Media Writing Prize. The prize, now in its fourth year, was set up by Jim Pope of Bournemouth University, to showcase exciting and inventive stories that integrate a variety of formats, platforms, and digital media.

Crowd-editing Publisher Invites Readers to Make Good Books Better

Advance Editions, launched 23 of this month is a bold new approach to both publishing and crowd-sourcing by drawing on the experience and knowledge of readers worldwide.