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Is Chat-Fiction the Next Big Thing in Publishing?

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If you’ve ever heard of chat fiction, chances are, you’ve got a teenager. Think about it like this: e-books were the new alternative to paperbacks, and chat fiction is the new alternative to e-books. Instead of just putting paperbacks into digital format, chat-fiction are stories, but told in text message format. The idea is that because the text format is more familiar to the teenagers and pre-teens of today who grew up texting, then having a book or a story in text message format will encourage them to read more – and surprisingly, it’s working. The original chat-fiction app was Hooked, available for $2.99 per week. The app launched in 2015, and has remained popular since, with an ever-growing fan…

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Can’t sleep? Drop the e-reader and pick up a book

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Reading makes you sleepy, right? Well, it always used to. But with the advent of digital books, we’re enjoying our stories differently these days. Many of us pick up an e-reader when we lie down in bed at night, assuming that within a half-hour or so, our lids will grow heavy and we’ll be ready for some deep, healthful sleep. However, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers has discovered that reading print books leads to a better night’s rest as opposed to reading e-books. The study featured a dozen healthy young adults; one group started with reading books on an iPad while the other read print books before…

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The future of multiplatform digital books — its already here: Find Me, I’m Yours

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These days, media comes at us quickly and in such large quantities that we rarely are aware of how many articles, or lists, or videos we’ve consumed in a day. The Internet is changing culture everywhere, including how we watch television, gather news, and now, how we read books. A few years ago it was Kindle and the e-book that were taking the writing world by storm. But now we’re looking at an even more digital reading experience: the multi-media novel. Find Me I’m Yours, (Rosetta Books, 2014) by author, artist and digital innivator Hillary Carlip is one of the first of these new types of e-books. Called “A Click Lit Novel,” it blends words with videos, images, and links that…

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