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Don’t Be A Hero – 80 Days the Game

When Jon and Joe from inkle studios asked me to adapt Around the World in 80 Days as interactive fiction, my first thought was not: “how can I explode the singular narrative of a novel into a thousand flexibly written incidents?” (hard work). It wasn’t “how will I capture the spirit of Victorian adventure without replicating its morals?” (not all that hard, actually). It wasn’t even “how much time and effort will it take to research the entire world in 1872?” (a lot harder than I thought it would be).

My first thought was “what am I going to do about Aouda?”

The Digital Book (R)evolution

Most discourses about the survival of print, or the struggle of print against digital, derive from a simplistic view of the book – one which is typically aligned with the novel, that apogee of the literary world. There is a tendency to present change and innovation in formats and technologies as if they follow a single, linear path in which a format is replaced by the next new format in a consecutive fashion.

Seven Steps to Coming Off Facebook

One of my favourite lyrics of all time from Hotel California by The Eagles is “you can check out anytime more »

The Enhanced Ebook Schtick and Ideas in Profile

Let’s be honest: enhanced ebooks have an annoying name and the costs usually outweigh the benefits. So, why, you might ask, are we at Profile doing a whole series of them, Ideas in Profile?

Well, because they are not enhanced ebooks. Let’s stop calling them that.

The Problem with Book Trailers

The book trailer could be seen as an art form in itself and not be placed online with the sole intention of going viral.

News from the Speaking City

Some think that the next stage in the life of digital publishing will be a new model (subscription, serialisation, supplementary), or a new platform, or a new device. At Salt, we think the next stage will simply be new content.

Digital Literature Pioneers: Judy Malloy on collaboration and Artists’ Networks in the 1980′s.

In 1986 Judy Malloy published her novella Uncle Roger online as a narrative database or ‘narrabase’. In the second part of a two-part interview she speaks about artists networks in the 1980′s, collaboration, her current work and the next big thing in digital literature.

A story by any other name: books versus games

We can feel threatened by gaming, or we can see the potential for a productive new storytelling space between books and games. Exploring that space isn’t straightforward…

Digital Literature Pioneers: Judy Malloy on ‘narrabases’, 80s Silicon Valley and e-literature today.

In 1986 Judy Malloy published her novella Uncle Roger online as a narrative database or ‘narrabase’. We spoke to her about her influences, the silicon valley scene of the 1980’s and her views on e-literature today.

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.

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