APRIL 12-15, 2016
Thinking outside the box – or the bowl – is the way to get your brand noticed! Below are some tidbits of information that may be interesting to you – they were to me. Where you see text in colors, just click and you’ll be redirected to the source article for a full read. While keeping up with industry publications is another “thing to do” – it sure is helpful if we want to be aware of the changes, accomplishments and possibilities in this realm.
Keep reading and writing!! Nancy Q.
POETS & WRITERS, GALLEYCAT
Best-selling author Judy Blume talked to Publishers Weekly about her new occupation as a bookseller; The novelist cofounded the independent bookstore Books & Books two months ago in Key West, Florida with her husband, George Cooper.
Julian Fellowes, creator of the acclaimed television series Downton Abbey, has written a new novel titled Belgravia. The novel launches this week as a serial app, which features eleven “episodes” of text and audio released weekly. In the digital age where seemingly unlimited amounts of text can be published immediately, Fellowes’s experiment to publish his novel as a serial app is a throwback to the narrative tension and suspense of serialized storytelling. As Megan Garber writes at the Atlantic, “Digital capabilities, in theory, obviate the need for episodic storytelling. Yet, by way of digital capabilities, that form of storytelling is flourishing.”
Indie poetry press Alice James Books has released an app that allows users to listen to audiobooks, read new titles from the publisher, purchase books, and sign up for a backlist subscription service. (GalleyCat)
NEW YORK TIMES
For the tech-savvy writer on the go, here are some recommended writing apps that will help you to compose the next great American novel on public transit, courtesy of the New York Times.