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Can technology help you write?

Chris Smith

Whether you’re typing into Novlr, downloading via Kindle, self-publishing through Reedsy or reading on Wattpad – tech’s everywhere. But bar the odd writing app, the process of getting words down remains tech-free. For most writers engaged in writing, tech’s at best peripheral and at worst a distraction. But can tech be more than something you… Read more »

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Copyright Could Save Your Life

Tristan Sherliker

Books aren’t sold by weight. Creative work is intangible – it doesn’t have real mass – and society deals with that problem with the concept of copyright. It’s a common word, but most people misunderstand what that means. Reading this article, I want you to stop for a moment and consider what you have created, and what… Read more »

Opinion

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The State of the Author

Nicola Solomon

Nicola Solomon, Chief Executive of the Society of Authors, has kindly allowed us to reproduce the talk she gave at the Futurebook Author Day conference in London on 30th November 2015. I have been asked to talk to the state of the author in traditional publishing but I must say that I do not recognise… Read more »

Experience

19th century postcard of the Emigrants Home, Southampton.

Locating Digital Fiction in Victorian Southampton

Tory L. Dawson

Late last year, whilst in the final throes of my doctorate in Creative Writing, I was invited by my supervisor at the University of Southampton to join an interdisciplinary Leverhulme Trust-funded research project entitled: ‘StoryPlaces: Exploring the Poetics of Location-Based Narratives’. Working alongside the university’s creative writing undergraduates, professional writers such as Philip Hoare, and… Read more »

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Rife Magazine

Nikesh Shukla

In 2014, we decided to set up digital platform for the young people of Bristol. As part of a talent development programme and as a magazine to amplify young exciting voices in the city, we wanted to see if we could affect positive change among young people. It would be called Rife Magazine. Rife meaning… Read more »

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Where Do You Find Yourself? Space, Play, and Duty in the Australian Digital Library

Matt Finch

Matt Finch is the 2016 Creative in Residence at the State Library of Queensland, Australia and a project worker at British Library Labs. In this post, Matt explores how digital literature, facilitated by libraries, can create playful interactive spaces that are truly democratic, responsive to local geography, and open to a wider range of voices…. Read more »