Wednesday 16th April 2014



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Visual Verse

Visual Verse is a new online anthology of art and words. Each month, we post a striking image by a contemporary artist, and writers of all stripes respond. The only proviso is that you have to write between 50-500 words, and it must be done within the space of an hour.

The Literary Platform at London Book Fair

The Publishing for Digital Minds conference kicked off London Book Fair 2014 today, Monday 7 April, with some great, thought-provoking more »

An interview with TowerBabel

Tower Babel – An online writing and collaboration tool for authors.

Domain Name Graveyard – 25 years of the Internet

To mark 25 years of t’Internet the TLP team have had a look back at all the domain names we’ve more »

Encouraging On-Screen Reading for Pleasure

A recent exploratory study found that 40% of primary schools and 18% of pre-schools are using or trialling iPads, which makes me wonder, as I have many times before, why more children’s publishers aren’t taking tablets seriously.

The Book of Everyone

The idea for The Book of Everyone took shape a few years ago when I became a father for the first time. Steve Hanson – one of the co-founders of The Book of Everyone – told the story of how he had gone out and bought all the newspapers on the day that his son Saul was born as a memento for him to enjoy when he was older.

Digital storytelling for kids: an interview with Made in Me

Tell us the story of Made in Me, how did you get started? What have been the biggest challenges you’ve more »

Siri & Me wins New Media Writing Prize

The New Media Writing Prize awards evening took place at Bournemouth University on 22nd January 2014. BA English Student, Joanne more »

Rubbish, Tech, Makerspace, Hackerspace: Maker culture has arrived in Danish libraries.

Skrotlab! or Wastelab! is a makerspace and is the second lab to be held in the lobby of the Main Library of Aarhus, Denmark part of a project through which libraries are exploring the potential of employing maker culture in public libraries.

Literary Crowdfunding: Cracking the Code

Madiha Waris Qureshi, Prose Editor at Papercuts, and Amita Rao, Poetry Editor at Papercuts, select their favorite literary campaigns on Indiegogo more »

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The Literary Platform at London Book Fair

London based digital publishing consultancy The Literary Platform has programmed a series of events during London Book Fair (April 7-10), more »

Shortlist for YCE Digital Publishing Award 2014

The British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) programme celebrates entrepreneurial skills and drive within the creative industries and has been more »

Nosy Crow tops Best Book Awards Tech Shortlist

The Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle shortlist is announced today with Nosy Crow heading up the technology category