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.

An eBook for Young and Old

It’s almost hard to believe that T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” has managed to become one of the top-grossing iPad book apps this year1. It’s dated (forgive me) and not something you see young men and women reading these days, which … Continue reading

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Multimedia Apps FTW

Multimedia apps are providing new and enriched content to preexisting books by providing text, video, slideshows and audio. With books such as Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, this is a terrific experience. The multimedia app for The Pillars of the Earth … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s Poppin Book Pushes the Bar

Our Choice is the sequel to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, and its digital Apple edition frankly steals the thunder from any e-book out there. The enhanced, full-featured book is the result of a super-star collaboration that could possibly be … Continue reading

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Go the F**k to Sleep

Although his voice is characteristically distinguishable from any other, and arguably soothing, it would be the last thing you would want your child to listen to before going to bed—well maybe not the last thing—just don’t let them listen to this one. … Continue reading

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Issuu’s Way of Keeping It Old School

What I find most admirable about Issuu is how it provides magazine staffs the ability to publish online while also keeping the classic “turn to the next glossy page” feel we all know and love. It’s interesting to see a … Continue reading

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The “Design-Pubs-Powered-by-Flipbook-Technology-Issuu category” Movement

For the last few years, magazines have moved their issues online as simple PDFs or as HTML. Shelter (aka home design) magazines have made their debut into the digital world in an even bigger way. Using technology from online hosts such as … Continue reading

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Interview with Jeremy Bornstein from Foreworld

As a follow-up to my Foreworld: The Mongoliad feature, I had the privilege of interviewing Jeremy Bornstein for an in-depth Q&A about the process of working on a project like Foreworld and the team behind its creation. Jeremy, you are the President … Continue reading

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Foreworld: The Mongoliad – A Community Driven Epic

From up and down the western seaboard comes a team of  multi-talented writers and techies who have set new standards for the art of epic storytelling. Subutai Corporation has been publishing a historical serial fiction that has been growing in audience … Continue reading

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The Book Patch: Self-Publishing Has Never Been Easier

The writing community has many web-tools at its disposal, but for project management, remote collaboration, and distribution, no tool is more convenient than The Book Patch (TBP). I had the chance to play around with the website, and the privilege of talking with its creator, … Continue reading

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PROJECT Defines the Digital Magazine

Virgin Digital Publishing Limited recently released an ad-driven issue of their iPad-only magazine, Project. My uncle, adamant that I needed to experience it, encouraged me to borrow an iPad from a friend of mine at work. I took a look … Continue reading

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