Surveying the ebook discussions at BookExpo America, it’s clear that despite their popularity, ebooks still lack their own category of breakthrough storytelling experiences.
Browsing by topic: transmedia
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.
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Publishers still can’t quite work out what to do with the transmedia form, but they are trying. Some pioneers are slowly building a secret world of new literature.
Lena Dunham, creator of HBO’s Girls, signed a $3.7 million book deal with Random House. Rob Spillman says it is emblematic of all that is wrong with corporate publishing today.