Wednesday 4th March 2015



The Literary Platform online magazine explores the intersection of books and technology. We also have a dedicated consultancy team – TLP Collective - working at the heart of books and technology to help developers, publishers and literary organisations deliver digital projects successfully.

Our clients include the Royal Society of Literature, The Reading Agency, Heuristic Media, National Literacy Trust, Pan Macmillan, Faber & Faber and Simon & Schuster.

We work with academic institutions on research projects exploring the impact of technology on publishing, and create our own projects.  For more about our recent projects click here.

The Literary Platform :: TLP Collective

Founder and CEO:: Sophie Rochester
COO :: Joanna Ellis
Associate Director :: Laura Creyke
Project Assistant :: Alice McKeever
Design :: Sam Oakley

“Working with The Literary Platform has been an excellent experience. The day was a success because of The Literary Platform’s strong grasp of how to use online marketing tools and social media according to the type of publishing and crucially the size of company. Each delegate left the workshop with a bespoke action plan which they had devised with the support and advice of The Literary Platform and their publishing colleagues.”

Simon Blacklock, Head of Faber Factory

“Not only are the team at The Literary Platform great at their job, but they fill every meeting and phone call with an energy and enthusiasm that money can’t buy. They have helped us enormously in establishing a relationship with Apple and in the overall development of the company in the app market generally”

Richard Loncraine and Patrick Uden, Founders, Heuristic Media

“The work of the Literary Platform was absolutely vital in developing the content strategy for The Royal Society of Literature’s new website. They gave us invaluable advice on the development of our multi-media content, integration of social media platforms and use of evaluation tools, as well as ensuring our online presence was original and in line with our brand. Their input led to a substantial increase in traffic and online engagement.”

Rachel Page, Associate Director, Royal Society of Literature

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The Literary Platform :: Editorial Team

Founder and Director :: Sophie Rochester

Editorial Enquiries: Alice McKeever
Site design and visual identity :: Sam Oakley
Games Editor :: Pete Law
Design Editor :: Mike Exon
Children’s Editor :: Miranda West
Cross Platform Editor :: Helen Bagnall

An inspiring browse around some of the innovative and collaborative experiments taking place in the exciting physical-to-digital realm.”
Michelle Pauli, The Guardian

“The Literary Platform has put together one of the most interesting programmes for a digital publishing event to date.”
The Bookseller (FutureBook Innovation Workshop)

Less industry focussed than other websites devoted to this subject, the articles posted thus far are thought-provoking and wide-ranging.”
Kate Pullinger, Writer

A great digest of the best digital literary happenings.
Chris Meade, BookFutures

The Literary Platform is a website after our collective story-loving hearts, covering the brave new world of modern story-telling on multiple platforms, in multiple formats.
The Gatekeeper’s Site of the Week, Canongate

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