In 2013, if:book Australia issued a challenge to a group of Australian writers to step outside their comfort zone and try a new professional experience – something they’d never done before – then tell us all about it. Carmel Bird digitised a title from her backlist. Simon Groth used a manual typewriter. Romy Ash wrote stories for Twitter. Benjamin Law braved the squiggly world of shorthand. Sophie Masson started her own press. Jeff Sparrow wrote something that’s definitely not a book. And Sean Williams deprived himself of sleep. Each contributor deliberately became a N00b then told us how the experience affected their craft. Read their stories in The N00bz.
This is the true story of a team of scientists who set out to create a life-sized android, “Phil”, in the likeness of iconic science fiction author Philip K. Dick, and the mysterious manner in which their creation disappeared en route to a presentation at Google’s HQ, never to be seen again.
This is the story of a plucky newsroom in the middle of an anonymous Middle Eastern desert city that through its coverage of one huge story changed the rules of 24-hour TV news.
If only Stella was still with us to tell us what she thinks of a tech multinational marking her birthday with a “Google doodle”. It’s a lovely tribute to a writer I admire for her pioneering feminisism and national pride, her adventurous spirit and her ability to write dozens of books while pursuing a career [...]
I was up at 3am yesterday to catch up bus to Sydney for Ebooks 201 for Editors: Intermediate, a super-useful new training course run by the NSW Society of Editors and presented by Editia’s favourite freelance editorial consultant and ebook expert, Sarah Fletcher. The fact that I was able to follow the launch of the [...]