Monday, 19 July 2010

Video, blogs and bookshops

A few things of note from the last week or so. Firstly, my piece on digital books and more specifically book apps was posted on The Bookseller's Futurebook blog. This received quite a bit of Twitter-love, and also got picked up by Chris Meadows over on Teleread.

The much bigger news though is a major bookseller has given the nod to a deal hinted at in the Futurebook piece, and that The New Goodbye app should soon get a rather significant push in some bookshops in London.

In other news, last weekend Rich and Order completed filming for the video of The New Goodbye, which consisted of much pain-staking live action stop-motion. Here are a few not particularly illuminating photos from the shoot.

A fancy camera and a sockless foot

More feet - this time they're on a storyboard

This is more like it. Animator 'Tank'
and some colourful card (courtesy of EBB)

Congratulations also to Russell, who's now taken up his full-time position with McSweeney's.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Russell Quinn interview

To mark his start as a full-time member of the McSweeney’s team, there’s an interview with Russell over on The Literary Platform site, talking about Swiss commuters, San Fransican coffee houses and what publishing should take heed of from the music industry.

In other news, we were lucky enough to get a nice tweet from Wallpaper* last week, linking through to the piece on The New Goodbye that’s up on the Creative Review site.