Best Practices When Dealing With File Types

Column by Christopher Shultz July 24, 2013
Avoid headaches and frustration by ensuring your manuscript formatting carries over during file conversion.

8 Predictions On the Future of Digital Publishing

Column by Rob Blair Young July 17, 2013
Some of my own predictions on what digital publishing will look like over the next couple of decades.

4 Ways to Keep Up With Online Lit Mags on Your Smartphone and Tablet

Column by Christopher Shultz July 10, 2013
Having trouble staying on top of your digital reading pile? Here's a few tips and tricks to make your life much easier.
Amazon Patents ‘DVD Extras’ for eBooks

New Amazon Patent Seeks to Add “DVD Extras” to eBooks

News by Dean Fetzer July 5, 2013
In another new application, the retail giant has been awarded a patent aimed at enhancing your reading experience with “personalized content”.

Digital Longhand: 4 Handwriting Tips for Tablets

Column by Christopher Shultz June 17, 2013
Old school meets new school in a perfect blend of digital and analog writing methods. See how technology can help, not hinder, your longhand practices.
Google bans Tits & Glass

Google Glass Kills Porn App With Amazing Name

News by Dean Fetzer June 5, 2013
After the launch of a third party app specifically for porn, the tech giant changed its Ts&Cs to exclude anything containing "nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material".

From Screen to Screen: 5 Mobile Screenwriting Apps for Tablets and Smartphones

Column by Christopher Shultz May 23, 2013
Have a movie kicking around in your head, but you're rarely home? Start writing that film while you're on the go with these handy applications.
Nook HD Tablets Open Up To Google Android Apps

Nook HD Tablets Open Up To Google Android Apps

News by Dean Fetzer May 3, 2013
In a bid to make their tablets more commercially viable, Barnes & Noble have taken the step of adding access to hundreds of thousands of apps, games, movies, TV shows and more through Google Play.

First Drafts in a Mobile Landscape: Five Word Processors for Tablets & Smartphones

Column by Christopher Shultz April 23, 2013
Writers no longer have to stay home to type out their masterpieces, and smart devices make working on-the-go even easier. Here are some nice applications to get you writing like a pro.
Inkvite - Collaborative Fiction App for iPhones

Inkvite - New Collaborative Fiction App for iPhones

News by Dean Fetzer
A new social reading and writing app for the iPhone aims to rejuvenate flash fiction by making it easy (and fun).
Collaborate w/ Shakespeare & Emily Dickinson Online

Now You Can Collaborate With Poe, Dickens, Nietzsche, Shakespeare…

News by Dean Fetzer
Google has put a special demo together for its Google Docs application, allowing you to collaborate with (dead) famous authors, poets and playwrights.
Vatican Digitizing its Entire Library

Vatican Apostolic Library to be Digitised

News by Dean Fetzer March 15, 2013
A donation of 2.8 petabytes of storage space will allow the church to digitise its 8,900 incunabula and 80,000 historic manuscripts — in about three years.

Paperless Writer: Five Steps To A Successful Digital Rewrite

Column by Christopher Shultz February 13, 2013
Paper is great, but so are tablet PCs. These devices, coupled with a stylus and some sweet productivity apps, hold the key to successful mobile draft editing.

Disconnect: How Logging Off Helps Us Write On

Column by Rob Blair Young February 8, 2013
Why does disconnecting from the web feel like logging out of our own brains? And how can we get ourselves to log off so we can more effectively write on?

9 Modern Tools Every Writer Should Use

Column by Rob Blair Young January 24, 2013
Learn about nine modern tools that empower your writing, mobilize your research, stir your creativity, and help you make the most of your time at the keyboard.
4.5 million eReaders became hand-me-downs in 2012

2012: the Year of Hand-Me-Down eReaders

News by Dean Fetzer January 17, 2013
A new study from NextMarket Insights indicates last generation eReaders are being passed on to other family members when a person upgrades.
Paragraph Short Story App

New iPad App Curates Short Stories From Around The Web

News by Christopher Shultz January 17, 2013
Paragraph takes the guesswork out of finding great stories online, for free. It looks pretty too.
BiblioTech bookless library

Bookless Public Library to “Look Like an Apple Store”

News by Dean Fetzer January 15, 2013
Bexar County, Texas is planning the first all-digital public library system in the U.S., the first branch of which will open in Fall, 2013.
My Kindle’s Spying on Me

My Kindle’s Spying on Me

News by Dean Fetzer December 6, 2012
We all know our eReaders collect information on what we read, buy and look at - but did you know the companies behind all of them share your information with third parties without your permission?
Cyber Monday 2012 A Huge Deal For Kindle

Cyber Monday 2012 A Huge Deal For Kindle

News by Dean Fetzer
Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon sold more than double the number of Kindle devices worldwide than it did last year.

Technology and the Art of the Interview

Column by Joe Daly November 23, 2012
LitReactor's intrepid music journalist offers his technological secrets for conducting interviews.
BFS-Auto book-scanning robot

Page-Scanning Robot "Reads" 250 Pages in a Minute

News by Dean Fetzer November 21, 2012
Aimed at book digitization, this amazingly fast robot takes two photos of every page!

Technology: Help Or Hindrance To Writers?

Column by Kimberly Turner November 8, 2012
Is technology increasing your productivity as a writer or distracting your muse?
Shakespeare iPad Apps

Love, Murder, and Betrayal? There’s an App For That

News by Dan Shewan November 1, 2012
Two of Shakespeare's most beloved plays go digital with the release of two new iPad apps.
Nook Now Available in the U.K.

Barnes & Noble’s Nook Now Available in the U.K.

News by Christopher Shultz November 1, 2012
The retail giant takes a gamble with their eReader overseas, but will it prove effective?