Magazine Articles Tagged With technology

Digital Digest: Apps Reveal Reading’s Social Side

by Adrian Versteegh

News and Trends

Posted 12.31.11

January/February 2012

The newly launched Findings, an online community that lets users compile and contribute excerpts from books and websites, joins a growing number of digital endeavors that place a new emphasis on sharing while reading.

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Inner Space: Clearing Some Room for Inspiration

by Frank Bures

Special Section

Posted 12.31.11

January/February 2012

Barraged by dozens of gigabytes of information each day, the mind of the contemporary writer can be stimulated to the point of creative shutdown. But writers throughout history have grappled with distraction, and understanding the tendencies of the artistic mind may be the first step to opening space for creativity to flourish.

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Network: How to Use LinkedIn to Connect With Your Community

by Thomas Israel Hopkins

The Practical Writer

Posted 10.31.11

November/December 2011

While other social networking sites are useful for playful community-building, LinkedIn provides a place for professional writers to focus on sincerity when creating connections.

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3 for Free

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.11

September/October 2011

In this regular feature, we offer a few suggestions for podcasts, smartphone apps, Web tools, newsletters, museum shows, and gallery openings: a medley of literary curiosities that you might enjoy. This issue’s 3 for Free features the Poetry Foundation’s new app, Google’s online Art Project, and Project Gutenberg.

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Network: How to Use Twitter to Connect With Readers

by Lauren Cerand

The Practical Writer

Posted 7.1.11

July/August 2011

Public relations consultant Lauren Cerand offers tips for how to use Twitter to promote yourself and your writing, engage with your readers, and stay current on the publishing and literary scenes.

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New Tree-Free Submission Services

by Katherine Hill

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.11

January/February 2011

In the past year several new electronic-submission systems have emerged, among them Submishmash, Green Submissions, and Tell It Slant, enabling journal editors to manage writer's work more efficiently.

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Digital Digest: Literary Magazines Learning to Surf

by Adrian Versteegh

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.11

January/February 2011

Literary journals learn to sidestep old-school printing, distribution, and marketing costs by leveraging new media and social-networking platforms.

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Digital Digest: Writers Rolling Back the Revolution

by Adrian Versteegh

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.10

November/December 2010

A look at the retro text editors and Web applications that more and more writers are using to roll back the reach of new media.

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Digital Digest: Libraries Reinvent to Stay Relevant

by Adrian Versteegh

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.10

September/October 2010

In June the San Francisco–based nonprofit Internet Archive partnered with several libraries across the country to allow e-book lending, taking the next step toward creating a one-stop online portal for digital reading and offering a hint of the new role libraries may play as the screen displaces the printed page.

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IREX Unveils E-reader, Partners with B&N

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.24.09

With support from several prominent American partners, Philips spinoff IREX Technologies entered the U.S. e-book market yesterday when it unveiled a device intended to compete directly with the Kindle and the Sony Reader. The IREX DR800SG, which features 3G wireless connectivity through Verizon and access to the recently launched Barnes & Noble eBookstore, will land in Best Buy stores late next month.

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