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Jobs For Friends Launches Its (Yes, You've Guessed It) Social Recruitment Platform

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There seems to be an endless supply of startups in the social recruitment space right now. The premise being that friends of existing employees make the best potential job candidates. And so it is that another offering outs its social recruitment wares: Today sees the launch of Berlin-based Jobs For...
Jobs For Friends Launches Its (Yes, You've Guessed It) Social Recruitment Platform

A Winnie the Pooh app? So much for the digital revolution

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It wasn't quite a book, it wasn't quite a cartoon, it wasn't quite a game - but it was quite boringEarlier this week Winnie-the-Pooh was launched into the digital world. His publisher, Egmont Press, told us that Pooh is a "pioneer", an animal, who, in spite of his questionable intelligence, sits at the...
A Winnie the Pooh app? So much for the digital revolution

Top novelists look to ebooks to challenge the rules of fiction

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Leading British authors drawn to experiment with the scope of interactive storytellingOnline fiction is a remote world, peopled by elves, dragons and whey-faced vampires. At least that is the view shared by millions of devoted readers of the printed novel. But now serious British literary talent is aiming to colonise...
Top novelists look to ebooks to challenge the rules of fiction

Interactive novels: pretty but pretty exhausting

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The iPad app of John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps is breathtaking to look at but the storytelling is desperately slowIf you're intrigued by interactive storytelling and want to find out what the fuss is about, then take a look at the iPad app of John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps. Made...
Interactive novels: pretty but pretty exhausting

Ebook lending review announced

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Industry specialists will look at the benefits of libraries lending ebooks in a move publishers say will have 'serious implications' for the book tradeCulture minister Ed Vaizey has announced a government review of ebook lending - a thorny issue that publishers believe could have "serious implications" for the book trade.To...
Ebook lending review announced

Why Faber Voices is well worth shouting about

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Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes and co speak for themselves in 20-minute poetry selections for iPhone and iPadThe biggest cheer on Room 101 the other week came when John Craven said he wanted to banish ebooks to oblivion. I can't remember his reasons, nor Frank Skinner's defence: the print versus "e"...
Why Faber Voices is well worth shouting about

Kobo Books launches in the UK to put the heat on the Kindle

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In theory there would be a huge advantage to having a bookstore that was not locked to one device. Historically the music industry was caught on the hop when Apple launched the iPod. Because it could play non-DRM MP3s the iPod was the perfect companion to the Napsters/Kazaas of this...
Kobo Books launches in the UK to put the heat on the Kindle
Digital, print, oral: Shakespeare's Sonnets for iPad brings reading full circle

Mood lighting to cook by

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The Faber Arkea range hood features internal LED lighting that can bathe the kitchen in a different light. [Read more]...
Mood lighting to cook by

Publishers should be proud of their legacy

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The word 'legacy' is becoming a term of abuse in the publishing revolution, but a long history of bringing great writing to committed readers is nothing to be ashamed ofThe near-Orwellian debate about "publishers bad, Amazon good" or "Amazon bad, publishers good" strikes me as symptomatic of the degree of...
Publishers should be proud of their legacy

Why writing an app is different to writing a children's picture book

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Moira Butterfield and Nosy Crow keen to see authors and publishers collaborating more on book-appsMany children's book-apps are based on existing print titles, with the original author's role confined to approving the plans and finished results. After all, they've already written the words that will be used. These are contractual...
Why writing an app is different to writing a children's picture book

Now With Sound -- Social Collections Platform Booklets Integrates With SoundCloud

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Booklets, the ‘social collections’ platform that enables users to create and share HTML5-powered collections of text, images and — now — sound, has added integration with neighbouring SoundCloud (both startups are headquartered in Berlin). In addition, a new private sharing feature has been unveiled, making it possible to share collections...
Now With Sound -- Social Collections Platform Booklets Integrates With SoundCloud

Fish, the app that thinks it's a book – review

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Robin Sloan's new iPhone app offers narratives that are designed to be read and rereadLast week, "media inventor" Robin Sloan released a very small application for the iPhone called Fish. It is, he writes, "about the difference between 'liking' something on the internet and 'loving' something on the internet".But it's...
Fish, the app that thinks it's a book – review

Frankenstein by Dave Morris – review

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Mary Shelley's novel has been recreated as an appFor years now technology has provided opportunities for writers and artists to explore new ways of telling stories. While the world of electronic literature – born-digital, multimodal stories that combine media with text – has thrived online, sprouting hybrid forms that range...
Frankenstein by Dave Morris – review

UK indie publishers Faber and Canongate to launch joint audiobook venture

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UK independent book publishers Canongate and Faber & Faber are launching a new audiobook venture together. As The Bookseller reports, Canongate will manage the sales and production side of the new co-publishing operation, with Faber offering up its vast range of well-known titles to be transformed to tape. Faber & Faber...
UK indie publishers Faber and Canongate to launch joint audiobook venture
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