Books at These Speeds: Sped-Up Audiobooks

Column by Peter Derk
You can play audiobooks at super speed. But should you?

Tech and Product Round-up: May Edition

Column by Christopher Shultz
The ups and downs of Amazon, not so smart Smart Keyboards, and a spacey means of reining in app addiction.

Tech and Product Round-up: April Edition

Column by Christopher Shultz
Explore new ways of reading digital content and building better habits.

9 Imaginary Gizmos For Writers Someone Needs To Hurry Up And Invent Already

Column by Peter Derk March 22, 2017
Technology has come a long way. But what about technology for writers? It's 2017. We want our piece of the action.

9 Crappy eReader Features We Don't Need

Column by Peter Derk February 23, 2017
It's time to go full curmudgeon.

Tech and Product Round-up: February Edition

Column by Christopher Shultz
There are a slew of new app and online-based publishers churning out interesting and original content. Let's take a look at three.

A Writer's 5 Stages of Computer Failure

Column by Max Booth III February 2, 2017
Probably the worst thing to happen in 2016.

Your Lips To Google's Ears: Voice Typing On Google Docs

Column by Peter Derk
Talking versus typing with your old pal Google.
New MS Word Features Supposed To Help Writers

New MS Word Features Supposed To Help Writers

News by Peter Derk July 29, 2016
Microsoft Word wants to be your new writing pal.
Facebook Says The Written Word Is Coming To An End

Facebook Says The Written Word Is Coming To An End

News by Peter Derk June 16, 2016
Is Facebook right? Is the written word on its death bed?
The App That Forces You To Write Happy

The App That Forces You To Write Happy

News by Peter Derk June 8, 2016
A new writing app that deletes your work if you can't keep a smile on your face.

6 Game Development Lessons For Writers

Column by Peter Derk May 26, 2016
6 writing lessons from Derek Yu and the world of game development.
Japanese A.I.-Written Novel Makes Award Bid

Japanese A.I.-Written Novel Makes Award Bid

News by Peter Derk
Welcome your new robot overlord: A.I. and Japan's Strangest Literary Award
Amazon Developing Selfie Pay System

Amazon Developing Selfie Pay System

News by Raine Winters
Take a picture, buy a book.
The Most Dangerous Writing App Lives Up To Its Name

The Most Dangerous Writing App Lives Up To Its Name

News by Peter Derk March 7, 2016
@maebert claims he's invented the Most Dangerous Writing App. Has he?
The Gates Bump

The Gates Bump

News by Peter Derk January 4, 2016
If Bill Gates likes your book, he might write about it, and you might see the Gates Bump.
PCKWCK: Live-Stream Writing with Joshua Cohen

PCKWCK: Live-Stream Writing with Joshua Cohen

News by Peter Derk
Wanna watch an author write live? With PCKWCK, you can.
Hunting

On The Hunt: Product Hunt Launches Book Service

News by Peter Derk
Curation site Product Hunt launches new Books section.
IBM'S Watson

Watch Your Mouth: IBM's Watson Analyzes Tone

News by Peter Derk July 21, 2015
IBM's Watson can tell you're being a jerk.

Five Ways Scrivener Can Help Your Work In Progress

Column by Karina Wilson April 29, 2015
Why Scrivener? What can it do for your writing? Go beyond the "click here" tutorials and consider how this software can improve your work habits and the quality of your content.
Salman Rushdie Uses Goodreads, Is Old

Salman Rushdie Uses Goodreads, Is Old

News by Peter Derk April 7, 2015
Salman Rushdie. Confused old man or book-world hero?
The Microwavable Notebook

The Microwavable Notebook

News by Peter Derk March 13, 2015
The new Rocketbook Notebook is the perfect solution for digitizing and then microwaving your notes. You read that right.
Draftback: Instant Replay For Writers

Draftback: Instant Replay For Writers

News by Peter Derk March 6, 2015
Draftback lets a writer watch her entire process, from A to...whichever letter ends the piece.

5 Non-Writerly Apps For Writers

Column by Christopher Shultz January 30, 2015
While not designed specifically for us wordsmiths, these five apps for iOS and Android are handy for writers.