At the end of the day it’s about story.

It doesn’t matter if it’s on the printed page, in an e-book, on an iPad or even on the back of a cereal packet – it’s a writer’s job to be read. And the corollary is that it’s a reader’s job to read.

Debates about page versus screen, shallow versus deep, these are distractions. So are the future versus the past, adapting versus stagnating.

Story is how we make sense of the world. We’re hardwired that way.



Book Burning

June 8, 2010

From xkcd…

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Brontë Sisters Power Dolls!

May 13, 2010

All-girl, all-gothic, all-action. Did someone say transmedia?  LOL.  

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If George Orwell had the iPad

April 13, 2010

Dear Authors, Your Next Book Should be an App, Not an iBook is a great call to action from writer and media entrepreneur Cody Brown, who reflects on the way writers can and should adapt their creative practice to new platforms (because audiences sure as heck will) If you, as an author, see the iPad as a place […]

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The Machine is Us/ing us

April 11, 2010

This video is now three years old and has been viewed more than 10 million times, yet it still remains one of the best videos about the web (and hence also about publishing, among other things) that I’ve ever seen:

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