*+-YouTube’s Summer in the City festival in London attracted thousands of teenage fans to admire video stars with millions of followers — and publishers should take notice.
*+-Author Kate Pullinger attended the 2013 MIX Making Day at the Bath Spa University, where participants experimented with a hybrid of new technology and old-fashioned storytelling.
*+-Following up on Kate Pullinger’s report on the 2013 MIX Making Day, Porter Anderson looks at Craig Mod’s new way of saying Hi: narrative mapping.
*+-Surveying the ebook discussions at BookExpo America, it’s clear that despite their popularity, ebooks still lack their own category of breakthrough storytelling experiences.
*+-Ideas not technology should lead story development in the digital age, says multiplatform creator Matt Costello, a featured speaker at next week’s StoryDrive China conference.
*+-Several new high profile interactive fiction titles have been released so far this year, suggesting that publishers and readers may finally be ready for the medium.
*+-Despite celebrity backing, transmedia platform The Numinous Place has struggled to launch. Its story offers a case study in the challenges of developing interactive fiction.
*+-The digital novel offers authors a myriad of new storytelling opportunities. With so many choices, authors will have to re-think how they conceive of their books.
*+-Despite the advances in digital books and storytelling technology, Penguin executive Jeff Gomez says that publishers have so far focused on the wrong things.
*+-In a surprise second act James Frey’s Full Fathom Five is successfully re-imagining the author/publisher relationship and book packaging for the 21st century.