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
While not designed specifically for us wordsmiths, these five apps for iOS and Android are handy for writers.

A Generation of People Shunned Standards in Writing and Journalism...You Won't BELIEVE What Happened Next!

Column by John Jarzemsky December 19, 2014
The Internet has given everybody a voice, but are we being conscientious enough about the way we're talking to one another?
Neal Stephenson Named Chief Futurist Of Tech Company

Author Neal Stephenson Named Chief Futurist Of Tech Company

News by Peter Derk
Neal Stephenson is working to make 'Snow Crash' A Reality.
With Sparkup, You Won't Have to Read 'Green Eggs & Ham' Aloud For the Millionth

With Sparkup, You Won't Have to Read 'Green Eggs & Ham' Aloud For the Millionth Time

News by Peter Derk August 28, 2014
Sparkup is a new gadget that lets you record yourself reading a book aloud and then plays your voice back as pages are turned.

How Technology Affects the Way We Write

Column by Dean Fetzer August 20, 2014
From scratchings on clay tablets to modern paper, humans have been writing things down for thousands of years — how is technology changing the way our thoughts and creations reach the world?
Hanx Writer: The Tom Hanks Typewriting App

Hanx Writer: The Tom Hanks Typewriting App

News by Peter Derk August 15, 2014
Tom Hanks releases Hanx Writer, an app that attempts to mimic a typewriter on your iPad.

Human vs Technology: A Look at Digital-Era Dystopia

Column by Robbie Blair June 23, 2014
I look at the world of digital-era dystopia and give my theory on why this sub-genre has seen so much success over the last few years.

Onscreen vs. Physical Keyboards

Column by Christopher Shultz February 20, 2014
The technological revolution, or the good old clickety-clack of keys? Are we at a point where built-in tablet keyboards out-perform their physical counterparts? Let's find out.

5 Reasons I'll Never Buy A Kindle: Lamentations of a Book-Loving Luddite

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard February 18, 2014
eReaders isolate us, impoverish our lives, and are like going on a date with Dan Brown. Allow me to explain...

How To Use What You Learned in English Class to Find True Love OR How Not to Suck at Online Dating

Column by John Jarzemsky February 13, 2014
Online dating is becoming less and less stigmatized, but it can be a daunting task. Fear not! This guide will teach you how to not come off like an angry loser or creep, in a matter of minutes!
Introducing LitReactor Tech Reviews

Introducing LitReactor Tech Reviews

News by Christopher Shultz January 20, 2014
All the gadgets, accessories, software and apps that make your writing life easier (hopefully).
In Soviet Russia: eReader Data Can Change How We Write

In Soviet Russia: eReader Data Can Change How We Write

News by Nathan Scalia
eBooks are reading the readers by collecting data over reading habits. How is this changing the writing landscape?
Kindle Smartphone Could Be Available Early Next Year

Rumors Say Kindle Smartphone Could Be Available Early Next Year

News by Dean Fetzer December 27, 2013
A supplier in Taiwan may well have leaked news of Amazon’s new device after taking orders for components that would tie Kindle — and other functionality — directly into your phone.
NPR Readers Search For Books About Sex

NPR App Reveals Readers Have Dirty Minds

News by Dean Fetzer
The radio station’s new Concierge app has been used to compile a list of most searched tags and the results are a surprise — readers are looking for great writing and sex.
‘Bookish Tech Startup’ Small Demons to Close if Buyer Not Found

‘Bookish Tech Startup’ Small Demons to Close if Buyer Not Found

News by Dean Fetzer November 7, 2013
The Los Angeles based company, founded by Yahoo! veteran Valla Valkili, will close on the 25th of November if it can’t find an investor.
You Can Now Read Your eReader on Take-off and Landing — Hurrah!

You Can Now Read Your eReader on Take-off and Landing — Hurrah!

News by Dean Fetzer November 1, 2013
In a ‘it’s-about-time’ decision by the FAA, the restrictions on using electronic devices when a plane is about to take off or land have been lifted.
Jonathan Franzen hates the Internet

Jonathan Franzen hates the Internet and thinks it “should be really strictly regulated”

News by Dean Fetzer October 25, 2013
The novelist is at it again, sticking his oar in about digital media — he shared his views in a recent interview.
Children of the iPad Finding it Difficult to Learn How to Type

Children of the iPad Finding it Difficult to Learn How to Type

News by Dean Fetzer October 22, 2013
A report in the Boston Globe says that kids growing up with the digital technology of tablets and smartphones “are having a problem learning how to use QWERTY keyboards”.
Charles Stross Wants “Microsoft Word to Die”

Charles Stross Wants Microsoft Word to Die

News by Dean Fetzer October 16, 2013
The science fiction, horror and fantasy writer recently posted a well-reasoned manifesto arguing against the continued use of the defacto word processing tool in the publishing industry.
An Immersive Thriller that Follows You Into the Real World

An Immersive Thriller that Follows You "Into the Real World”

News by Dean Fetzer October 15, 2013
A new technology launched this week is behind ‘The Craftsman’, part movie, part game, part book — and you’re the main character.
BookSmash Challenge

HarperCollins BookSmash Challenge Aims To "Re-Imagine" The Book

News by Christopher Shultz
App developers gained access to HarperCollins OpenSource API in a competition to "break the binding" of traditional reading experiences.

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