Some eReaders are as elusive as Oz before the grand reveal. Here’s a brief summary of what we tested and what went wrong.
First published in book form in 1891, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of the iconic novels of the nineteenth century. It is one of those novels that everyone should read.
Unfortunately, the general style of Victorian literature is no longer accessible for a large part of the contemporary audience, even if Dorian Gray is on the better side of that spectrum. Our mandate at Wilde Dorian Publishing Group—named after this novel—is to change that. We want to bring new audiences to appreciate the classics of Victorian literature. Continue reading
We’ve made it to the Emerald City (basically)! Read more about our journey and how happy we are to have found a place like home.
Peter Pan Project Summary
What we Learned in Neverland
LeanPub is a web-based tool for creating digital publications—originally designed for technical documentation. It treats books like startups, and advocates publishing early and publishing often (a nod to the dev mantra “ship early, ship often”). It’s based on the idea of iterating frequently, responding to user feedback. The approach and platform are ideal for serialized literature, and in a way is a throwback to Victorian publishing approaches.
Since 1895, The Time Machine has been influencing writers and dreamers everywhere, becoming one of the most ubiquitous staples of science fiction literature, film, and television. Continue reading
CoinFlip Publishing began it’s program of re-imagining the classics with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We imagined an Alice that combined classic elements, (prose, poetry, and illustrations) with a modern collector’s aesthetic and the function of cutting-edge production technology. Over the last three weeks, we have been flowing Alice through Booktype testing the program’s limitations and benefits. The original book, like our version, incorporates images and poetry, it also incorporates custom typesetting in the form of the mouse-tail, which became our largest concern as we moved forward. It represents a challenge historically as well as today, for any publishing platform. What follows is a list of the limitations, issues, and benefits of working with this software, as well as an overarching summary of the company’s experience using Booktype (version 1.6.1) to bring our conception of Alice to life.
“Booktype makes it easier for people and organisations to collate, organise, edit and publish books. Delivering frictionlessly to print, third party services via an API and almost any ereader, Booktype facilitates collaborative production processes. No more lost manuscripts, overwritten Word files, awkward wikis or cumbersome CMSes.”
Introduction to Butler Press
Butler Press will introduce a classic detective model in a new and innovative format. Continue reading