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The EPUB Connundrum

For readers and publishers both, the EPUB format has everything one could want in a 21st century digital publication — except for one thing: Uniformity of presentation as described by the IDPF Standard. This post looks at some of the more common failings to be found in the EPUB reader ecosystem, and proposes changes that […] [...more]

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Ebooks are changing the way we read, and the way novelists write | The Guardian

An interesting opinion piece on how e-readers and ebooks are changing modern literature. Our attention spans have shortened, we’re distracted, and authors have changed their style to suit, but these changes are part of the wider digital transformation Source: Ebooks are changing the way we read, and the way novelists write | Comment is free […] [...more]

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On Perspective

You might think this is yet another wanna-be expert treatise debating the use of first vs. third person in writing, or perhaps either a defense of, or attack on, the industry-wide taboo on “perspective jumping” within scenes. Well, you’d be wrong about that. [...more]

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Are You Elitist Writers?

Just 1Question is a new, quickie interview series of posts from Metaphor Publications. Are you an indie Author? Would you like a shot at appearing in J1Q? Email us at support at Metaphor Publications (one word) ((dot)) com to put in your request! [...more]

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Coming to Terms

There is certainly a satisfaction and dignity to be gained in coming to terms with the mistakes one has made. — Kazuo Ishiguro AE Matson is an author, and Creative Director, at Metaphor Publications. She’s also a textile fiend, SFGiants fan, aspiring Buddha, RPGer, tech-geeky, crone, corsair. It’s all about the stories. What’s yours? [...more]

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Indie Author’s Spotlight: Julie Nicholls

Welcome to a brand new feature here at Metaphor Publications. Our “Indie Author Spotlight” section is an opportunity for independent, self-published authors to talk about their latest projects. An author’s appearance here is not necessarily an endorsement or recommendation from MetPub – we’re just helping authors put the news out there, and then leaving it […] [...more]

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We Need a New Genre of Fiction

You know the list. You’ve seen it a thousand times. There’s fantasy fiction, science fiction, historical fiction, crime, mystery, thriller… The list goes on and on — until the clothes come off. Then, whatever real genre the novel belongs in, whatever real literary merit the work may have, is all forgotten. It’s tossed into the “erotica” bin. […] [...more]

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Why We NEED Fantasy Worlds

I’ve written this today primarily because the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) just issued their ruling on the Hobby Lobby thing, and unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve already caught part of the fire storm of outrage that erupted in almost every corner of the Internet. For-profit corporations – already “persons,” in […] [...more]

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