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Twitter fiction: Adele Parks

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The novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerA big birthday! Cheers! Dizzy remembering ancient encounters, bursting with possibility and challenge. Triumphs. All sloshed away. Headache.• Whatever It Takes by Adele Parks is published by Headline, available now at £6.99TwitterOriginal writingBloggingInternetguardian.co.uk...
Twitter fiction: Adele Parks

Twitter fiction: Nicci French

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The husband-and-wife novelist team take up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerDarkness. I woke, felt the familiar weight in the bed, the breathing, the hand on my skin. "Oh, Paul," I said. "Who's Paul?" said the voice.• Tuesday's Gone, by Nicci French,...
Twitter fiction: Nicci French

Rolf Dobelli's ideas about not needing news are dangerous | Madeleine Bunting

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You don't need to cut yourself off from the world in order to flourish, as Rolf Dobelli claims - it's all about healthy moderationImagine you are not reading this - you are not on the Guardian's website or reading the paper. In fact, you never visit the Guardian, and you...
Rolf Dobelli's ideas about not needing news are dangerous | Madeleine Bunting
Pulitzer winner Jennifer Egan will tweet a story for The New Yorker starting tonight

Jonathan Franzen: 'Twitter is the ultimate irresponsible medium'

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After criticising Facebook and the ebook, Jonathan Franzen has warned of the dangers of TwitterJonathan Franzen, no friend to the rapid onward march of technology, has now turned his ire on Twitter, reportedly describing the microblogging site as "unspeakably irritating" at a book reading.The author Jami Attenberg was at a...
Jonathan Franzen: 'Twitter is the ultimate irresponsible medium'

Pirated novelist gets on board with rogue translator

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Online references to his book lead Peter Mountford to baffled Russian reader - at work on illegal ebook versionIt was when debut novelist Peter Mountford spotted a rogue Russian translator deciding that the characters in said novel were drinking melted shoe polish, rather than getting high from sniffing it, that...
Pirated novelist gets on board with rogue translator

Piracy is yesterday's worry for today's 'artisan authors'

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File sharing and self-publishing are becoming the norm for a generation of writers looking beyond a moribund publishing eco-systemThe community of SF writers has reason to dislike digital copying, or "piracy" as it's commonly labelled in the tabloid press. Genre writers exist, by and large, in the publishing mid-list, where...
Piracy is yesterday's worry for today's 'artisan authors'

Twitter fiction: Rachel Joyce

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The radio dramatist turned novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerAcross the valley a man plays sad songs. They fill me like night. Come over, I shout, I know those. But his music is so loud, he can't hear.• Rachel...
Twitter fiction: Rachel Joyce

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

British booksellers seek Amazon curb

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Booksellers Association calls for government action after France pledges €9m of funding to help its booksellersBritish bookshops are pleading with the government to stand up for them against Amazon after France pledged €9m (£7.7m) of funding to help its booksellers fight back against the "destroyer of bookshops".Tim Godfray, chief executive...
British booksellers seek Amazon curb

As Amazon and IPG's Fight Continues, One Client's Sales Fall By 40%

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It’s been a few weeks since Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) removed the Kindle versions of 5,000 titles from distributor Independent Publishers Group, but IPG has not capitulated to Amazon’s demand for better terms. Now one IPG client, who is losing sales fast, has launched a Change.org petition to “stop Amazon’s...
As Amazon and IPG's Fight Continues, One Client's Sales Fall By 40%

New reads: what's your method of discovery?

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The way in which we find out about books is changing, with countless 'new discovery' tools aiming to shape what we readThink back to the last five books you read. How did you find out about them? Now imagine being asked the same question in June 2022. How different do...
New reads: what's your method of discovery?

Google Glass - first pictures taken with smartspecs posted online

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Augmented reality glasses currently being tested by users, with novelist William Gibson impressed by groundbreaking deviceYou might expect that for a sci-fi novelist like William Gibson, a pair of voice-activated glasses able to connect to the internet and take photos or videos without needing you to use your hands would...
Google Glass - first pictures taken with smartspecs posted online

What I've learned in one year of tech writing

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Just a few weeks from now marks my first anniversary as a full-time writer. After leaving college early to avoid crippling student debt, working at a local grocery store, freelancing for a network of app-centric sites, and almost nine months at PandoDaily, I’ll be able to blow out the candle...
What I've learned in one year of tech writing
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Seems Like An Amazing Husband

Twitter fiction: Chris Cleave

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The journalist and novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerA beta format for a life's memory, compressed. Hers uploads quickly.Buxton, hot drought of '76. His hands. A picnic rug. Underground water.• Gold by Chris Cleave is published in paperback by...
Twitter fiction: Chris Cleave

Twitter fiction: Tim Lott

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The novelist and journalist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerNothing happened. Then it did. Adventures ensued. Helpers, adversaries came. He lost everything. Then, redemption. He was changed - forever.• Under The Same Stars by Tim Lott is published by Simon &...
Twitter fiction: Tim Lott
Barnes & Noble tries to draw in readers with exclusive Nook Snaps ebooks

Twitter fiction: Deborah Moggach

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The novelist and screenwriter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerI chopped down the ash tree and left you. Tears and sawdust, but both of you had to go and now I can see the view.• Deborah Moggach's latest novel, Heartbreak Hotel,...
Twitter fiction: Deborah Moggach

Employee Sues Color, Alleges Bill Nguyen Intimidated Employees with a Dude Wearing a Glock

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Mr. Nguyen, looking innocuous. (Photo: flickr.com/scobleizer) The long saga of Color, the ill-fated, infamously over-funded photo-sharing startup, just gets weirder and weirder. After rumors swirled that it was shutting down for good, the company’s assets were acquired by Apple; now, TechCrunch reports that former employee Andrew Witherspoon (who was laid...
Employee Sues Color, Alleges Bill Nguyen Intimidated Employees with a Dude Wearing a Glock

The ebook that forces the reader to pay attention

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Visual Editions' iPad version of Marc Saporta's Composition No 1 offers an intriguing challengeIt's only 150 years since popular novels were regarded as mindless distractions injurious to concentration. Now, the fear is more often voiced about electronic books. Ebooks sit at the centre of a network that seems designed to...
The ebook that forces the reader to pay attention

Twitter fiction: David Baddiel

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The comedian, novelist and presenter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerHe became aware, typing, of the number below, diminishing like a barometer of his own moral worth #post-modern #self-reflexive #hashtag• The Death Of Eli Gold, by David Baddiel, is published by Fourth Estate at...
Twitter fiction: David Baddiel

Twitter fiction: Gill Hornby

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The novelist and journalist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"Too many cooks," she once cried, tapping hands with the flat of her knife. Now she stood alone, tracing lines with the blade upon her wrist• The Hive, by Gill Hornby,...
Twitter fiction: Gill Hornby

Yep, there's now a 'seal of approval' for the scientific accuracy of novels

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Ever think that the mystery and sci-fi genres could use an extra shot of reality? Well, if the Washington Academy of Sciences has anything to say about the matter, you'll never again need to wonder if a novel is littered with misinterpretations and inaccuracies. The group -- which dates...
Yep, there's now a 'seal of approval' for the scientific accuracy of novels

Apple Patents Letters (JK JK)

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The Washington Post's charming book critic goes after Apple for its aggressive patenting. I've been a fan of The Washington Post's book critic Ron Charles' "Totally Hip Book Reviewer" video series ever since his cheerfully biting (and self-deprecating) examination of Jonathan Franzen's Freedom in 2010. In a new video, embedded...
Apple Patents Letters (JK JK)

AL Kennedy: My desktop

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The Costa award-winning novelist and standup takes us through the icons, treasured and obsolete, that share her workspaceI don't really bond with inanimate objects. When I had a car, I didn't give it a name, or care when it got a bit mouldy; my kitchen isn't full of whizzy gadgets;...
AL Kennedy: My desktop

Are Amazon reader reviews killing off the critic?

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News that a commercial operation has been rigging customer endorsements is a reminder of the virtues of professional criticsFor as long as book reviews have been published, writers have argued that book reviewing itself is in a state of crisis - a pointless exercise, a waste of time. In 1846...
Are Amazon reader reviews killing off the critic?

Twitter fiction: Will Storr

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The journalist and novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"I tried my best to capture her perfect beauty in photos, paintings and in wax. But, the silly girl, she wouldn't stop changing."• The Hunger And The Howling Of Killian Lone...
Twitter fiction: Will Storr

TimesCast Media + Tech: Twitter and the Debates

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The debates' influence on the broadcasters. Cory Doctorow, digital activist and novelist. Social media meets spoken word poetry....
TimesCast Media + Tech: Twitter and the Debates

Twitter and the (not so) subtle art of literary self-promotion | Nesrine Malik

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Some people think novelist Mohsin Hamid is Pakistan's F Scott Fitzgerald. He couldn't possibly comment...During a recent, packed-out Q&A session at a literary festival in his hometown of Lahore, Mohsin Hamid, author of the bestseller The Reluctant Fundamentalist, trod the fine line between self-promotion and maintaining his humility perfectly.He said...
Twitter and the (not so) subtle art of literary self-promotion | Nesrine Malik
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