Tag Archives: e-books

An Experiment in Serial Fiction and Self-Publication

At the start of the year, I had an idea for a project. I wanted to write a serialized fiction story in pieces small enough to fit inside a single Tweet. One tiny chunk of narrative prose every day, slowly … Continue reading

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Writing and Publishing–Jan. 29

I’m going to try to start collecting useful articles I’ve found every week or so, mostly on writing and publishing news and tips. Some of these will be from the week, some might be older articles I’m rediscovering. Some will … Continue reading

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The return of the serialized novel

When Charles Dickens wrote many of his novels, they were written as serials — each week or month, a chapter of his novel would appear in a magazine, such that to read the whole thing, one would have to buy … Continue reading

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Mastering the Fine Arts

As my graduate education nears its end — I’ve finished my fourth year of university, and have but three more courses to take in the fall before graduating with a BFA with Honours in Creative Writing — a lot of … Continue reading

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Annotations for eBooks

In the continuing discussion of e-books and their various potentials and markets and things (hey, Kindle’s coming out with a new version that supports social networking sites and things), a lot of the ongoing conversation is about what could be … Continue reading

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eBook Formatting Standards: What do we want from books?

In amongst all the recent conversations in the publishing industry about joining the rest of the world in the digital age — eBooks, self-publishing issues, transmedia writing — there’s another, more technical debate. This has to do with the format … Continue reading

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The tangled thicket of copyright

Let me start by saying that I’m not a lawyer, and I never will be. My understanding of precise legal terminology is limited or nil. I couldn’t tell you the difference between Canadian and US copyright law. I know only … Continue reading

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Bonus Features: the potential of transmedia writing

The publishing world is increasingly looking at the possibilities of digital media. Besides the ongoing discussion about ebooks, people are starting to look at the digital world in terms of its storytelling potential and marketing potential. It’s something that’s been … Continue reading

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Future of Publishing

A recent article in the New Yorker offers the most comprehensive look at the publishing industry and e-books that I have yet seen, piecing together all the bits of news and speculation and doomsaying that I’ve been trying to wrap … Continue reading

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Digital Writing

There’s been a feeling in the air for awhile now, in the mutterings of publishers and the worried looks of authors and the cries of bookstores, that the codex — the physical, paper-bound-by-covers book — is dying. It’s been going … Continue reading

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