Morning Roundup: Rob Ford fanfic, Stephen King’s compulsion to write, digital publishing startups to watch
July 1, 2013 | 9:54 am
By Dan Eldridge
Six Digital Publishing Startups to Watch (paidContent)
You know you can blog with Tumblr or WordPress, or self-publish a book on Kindle or iBooks. But what’s next for the publisher who wants to sell a mobile-native magazine, or the blogger who’s sick of messing with plugins?
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Has Inspired an Entire Collection of Fan Fiction (The Atlantic)
Emily Keeler, editor of Toronto-based zine Little Brother, reads a lot of literature for a living. But for the past six weeks, she confesses she’s found the news stories coming out of Toronto City Hall more entertaining than most of the novels she’s read this year.
Reward Kids to Encourage Reading: Q&A With Founder of Bookboard (DBW)
Bookboard performs extensive research to understand how children and parents actually interact with their titles. Based on their discoveries, Bookboard built “rewards” into the system to encourage kids to read more.
Stephen King and His Compulsion to Write (CBS News)
It sort of came to me that if I could put a dome over an American town, it would be a microcosm for what’s going on in the world itself, where we have finite resources, and we really have nowhere to go.
Kindle Daily Deals: “Canada” by Richard Ford (and 3 others)