The Winds of Change

Tablets and smartphones are becoming the preferred method of reading around the world. This means that in the future, authors need to produce text that looks good on the small screens of smartphones and tablets.

Space between lines of type.

Lots of white space.

Short sentences and phrases.

Large type face.

Writing styles that are easily and quickly understood.

Authors, how can our books compete with videos, games, and news blurbs?  I thinks we will need to incorporate color, illustrations, even animation. How about interactive books???

E-books sell twice as often on Amazon. Don’t think this is because of the lower price point. It is actually about the popularity of this technology. 

So, welcome to the future, fiction writers—a fast-paced, illustrated, shorter, and plot driven future.


What is Bitpunk?

What Is Bitpunk?

It seems like every day there are new categories of media to ingest, and it can be hard to keep up with the evolving genres. You may have no idea what “Bitpunk” means at all. 

I didn’t.

Some people are reluctant to move on from the games of their childhood, and many sources have noted the recent rise in retro, “old school” video games.

Bitpunk books have elements of retro classic video games and technologies of the ’70s, ‘80s and, in some cases, early ’90s. 

Bitpunk is still a relatively new genre to the book world, so there isn’t a huge variety out there yet. 

Characterized by its nostalgia for the classic technologies, you may want to try your hand at Bitpunk. 

The field is wide open for you to make your mark in this emerging genre.