RSS LinkedIn Google Plus

Call us: 0800 014 9884

Dragon novel written online in real time

Dragon_novel_written_online_in_real_time_11891

An innovative new way of novel writing

German author Silvia Hartmann has launched a high tech writing project, as she creates her new novel through a public Google Document.

The reader can see the novel being created and edited in real time, as The Dragon Lords comes to life. This innovative new way of producing and promoting a novel comes in the week it was revealed that e-book sales for the first half of 2012 were up 188 per cent compared with the same period in 2011. With more and more readers turning away from paper copies and investing in electronic book readers such as the new Kindle Fire, authors are having to follow the technological writing trend.

Hartmann has already published several fantasy novels with similar themes to The Dragon Lords, however the uniqueness of this idea has attracted many readers who would not usually be interested in this genre. The Google Document showcasing the novel has had extremely high levels of traffic, exposing her work to a whole new online audience.

E-readers embraced by users of all ages

The popularity of e-readers does not seem to be limited to one particular age group. While the adult title 50 Shades of Grey was the top selling book, sales of digital children’s books improved by 171 per cent on the figures for 2011. Meanwhile, physical book sales dropped by 0.4 per cent.

These sales figures were released by the Publishers Association, with chief executive Richard Mollet commenting: “The huge increase in digital sales shows how rapidly readers and publishers are embracing e-book reading.” He went on to state that they expected these sales to jump even further by the end of the year. With the Kindle Fire expected to be one of the top selling Christmas gifts, the rise of electronic books seems set to continue.

Adrian Mursec, senior developer at theEword commented: “It is always interesting to see how traditional methods change with new developments in technology, and this is just the latest example. If Silvia Hartmann is successful this could become a common trend for authors.”

Written by ben_dudley_swapBen Dudley

Testimonials

"theEword soon became an essential extension to our internal online marketing team."

~ Screwfix Bathrooms ~

  Screwfix Bathrooms

"We are extremely happy with the online visibility achieved through SEO and PPC."

~ Pure Student Living ~

  Pure Student Living

"theEword has consistently produced great results; very happy with the service."

~ Parasol ~

  Parasol

"theEword team has excelled itself in terms of client service, campaign measurement and responsiveness."

~ Linder Myers ~

  Linder Myers

View more of our testimonials »

james_riches_swap

Schmidt defiant on Google privacy efforts Monday 15th of December, 2014by James Riches Google chairman Eric Schmidt has outlined how the company responded in the wake of Edward Snowden’s shock revelations last year, including increased security and privacy measures.

More on this story »

Bing search results removed from Facebook Tuesday 16th of December, 2014by Andy Williams Facebook has completely removed Bing results from its internal search engine, instead focusing heavily on the improvement of their own search capabilities.

More on this story »

Google announces trending topics and videos feature Wednesday 17th of December, 2014by Martin Lindley The new feature is available in over 50 languages and allows users to deeper explore trending topics: to do so the user clicks on a trend of interest to them.

More on this story »
theEword - 3 days ago

Read our latest Eweekly wrap here: http://t.co/WkZKyDq4w8

Reply Retweet Favourite
theEword - 3 days ago

We are ready for our Christmas buffet! :-) http://t.co/a8jddlOBiu

Reply Retweet Favourite
theEword - 4 days ago

We already have one very cool Christmas Jumper this morning! http://t.co/jCkWMcQqjd

Reply Retweet Favourite
theEword - 4 days ago

Marketers: if you could send a message to yourself back in time to the start of 2014, what would it say? http://t.co/9kqlzuN11W

Reply Retweet Favourite
theEword - 5 days ago

Google announces trending topics and video feature: http://t.co/GYYJRatwKR

Reply Retweet Favourite

theEweekly Wrap: 12 Dec Friday 12th of December, 2014by Martin Lindley This week: Google Penguin gets live updates, Microsoft accepts bitcoin, and old iPod sells for thousands.

More on this story »
daniel_nolan_swap

Google Zeitgeist 2014 list reveals the world's search intere... Tuesday 16th of December, 2014by Daniel Nolan See the search terms the world has been looking for this year with Google's 2014 Trends.

More on this story »

theEweekly Wrap: 19 Dec Friday 19th of December, 2014by Dan Moores This week: The US thinks North Korea hacked Sony, IBM succeeds in cloud computing, and Google fights antitrust lawsuit.

More on this story »

Who loves theEword

Who loves theEword Who loves theEword