The Stoneslide Corrective and how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign

28 January 2015 / Leave a Comment
I've been a fan of The Stoneslide Corrective ever since I came across their rejection generator a couple of years ago. They are now running a Kickstarter campaign to turn their weekly e-magazine, featuring fiction, humour and satire, into a paper-based life-form. Many others must love what they're doing too ... because they reached their target of $6000 in five days! Every dollar raised over their goal will go towards improving the magazine and paying contributors, so there's still time to support this unique publication ...  I asked Christopher Wachlin, one of the founders and editors of Stoneslide, more about what has made their Kickstarter campaign so successful and their future plans for the magazine ...

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Declutter your mind for more creative thoughts

21 January 2015 / Leave a Comment

I recently read an article in The New Yorker about Vine, the new short form video site where users share 6 second videos on loop. It’s apparently massive. I logged on because it sounded so absurd that we could be entertained in 6 seconds. I watched a few featured videos and couldn’t quite see what the appeal is. Something about Vine disturbed me, if I’m to be honest ... has our attention span decreased to 6 seconds? And the looping … do we have to watch things over and over again to get it? Something about it felt a bit eerie to me … and it made me question, yet again, what is technology really doing to our minds?

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Aunty's travels puts junior readers in the frame

20 January 2015 / Leave a Comment

An interview with Keith Platt from MP News about the launch of Aunty Arty and the pros of publishing an ebook for children in this digital age ...

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Aunty Arty's Arti-facts

15 January 2015 / Leave a Comment

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