With the advancing forms of technology comes the redefinition of content.
Content is constantly changing as our forms for presenting it evolve. Below we explore the best ways to present content in the modern market:
I’ve been thinking about content lately. Content is the new word for story. Container is the new word for form that the story comes in. It could be digital or print or images or audio or interactive game… A creative project I’m involved in is creating a found artifact which takes the form of a journal. This is to be part of a larger art project looking at different ways artists and writers collaborate together. I seem to be coming across content collaboration everywhere.
Joanna Campbell Slan talks about serialising a novel on her website
and what she has learned. Is this controlling your content or letting it go? I know of other authors who do this in other canny ways.
(If you can’t wait for the next installment you can go buy the whole book…)
The latest Author Earnings snapshot is out.
You may have heard that e book sales are declining. Author Earnings gurus Hugh and Data Guy have discovered that this is happening only to Trad publishers who raised their prices after negotiating new deals with Amazon. Check out the Author Earnings website for other interesting news from the 6th snapshot.
Joel Friedlander has an interesting guest post up. Short is the new black
– your shrinking reader attention span. This is spinning your content in another way.
Mandy Hager recently had to give a lecture on Dystopian Fiction
so she posted it on her blog. What does an author have to think about when constructing a dystopian world.
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Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children’s author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children’s Writers and Illustrators. Maureen is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.