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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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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.