Category Archives: Innovation

Innovation posts are where we take the time to feature writing projects that standout in the digital arena through their use of enhanced content, innovative design, and unique delivery strategies. We also review new software, strategies and tools available to future storytellers.

Guardian Shorts

The Guardian is one of the prime news sources in England, recently proving its worth when it shed light on the Rupert Murdoch phone hacking scandal. The Guardian wants to tell the story of how it uncovered the conspiracy and … Continue reading

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Amazon Strikes Back

Apple has headlined ePublishing news of late, but last week Amazon launched a brand new service, Kindle Cloud Reader, a service that allows users to read books online through any browser using HTML5, and the publishing world is buzzing. Of … Continue reading

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Pottermore is Near

A version of the Pottermore beta is now live, and the only way for eager users to get an invite is to compete in a trivia contest called Find The Magic Quill. Every day, a new trivia question is posted … Continue reading

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Hybrid Books to Meet Digital Demands

It turns out that paper books have a unique trick up their sleeves to compete with engrossing book apps. According to indie publisher Melville House, who are now printing Hybrid Books, this is “an innovative publishing program that gives print … Continue reading

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The New Yorker: Digitally Speaking

Since the rise of digital publishing, magazines have been converting their print publications into digital ones. Now, these publications use the superior power of the iPad to bring their digital versions to thousands of users. The New Yorker, one of … Continue reading

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Digital Sentiment

Digital publishing might be slowly eliminating the concept of book signing with new services such as Kindlegraph and Longpen, both of which are designed to allow writers to sign things digitally through the web. Kindlegraph and Longpen (the latter invented, … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Isn’t Done Merchandising

This past Saturday, I took my girlfriend Lindsay to see the epic conclusion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. Unfortunately, there were some people attending who thought it was a wise idea to bring their significant other … Continue reading

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PadWorx for a More Mature E-Book

Enhanced e-books are collectively the poster child of the digital/literary world, but the largest market is leaning toward interactive children’s books. Where’s the stuff for us big kids? I like playing with the iPad and other tablet devices, but would definitely prefer … Continue reading

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Comixology: Comics Done Right

Comic books have been an American pastime since the early 20th century, and it’s about time they got the digital treatment. Nothing has me more excited than Comixology, the #1 top grossing app on the iTunes App Store with more than … Continue reading

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Who’s Going Exclusive with the E-Reader?

“Exclusive” is the magic word that will define the next generation tablet race once Amazon and B&N are involved. Apple is the first company to really look into exclusives in the form of the multimedia app, and the smart move … Continue reading

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