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A Year in the Life of a Book Recommender

We launched the Bookseer in June last year.

The site had a single purpose: to recommend new books to readers who have just finished something. It would be as simple as Google: a search box asking for the last book you read (and enjoyed). The site would then go and query Amazon, Librarything and other booky [...]

Published: April 26, 2010. Read more →

New Feature: Instapaper reading

I’d like to briefly introduce you to a new feature on the site that, if you are into the business of books, reading, technology, music, design and Apple, and other stuff besides, you may find interesting.
This feature has basically taken the place of the previous “links” that appeared in the RSS feed, but which are [...]

Published: March 15, 2010. Read more →

Peter Collingridge at Tools of Change

Last month, Apt Studio MD Peter Collingridge, delivered the opening Keynote at O’Reilly’s Tools of Change for Publishing conference in New York. Peter was speaking in his capacity as co-founder of Enhanced Editions, but also touched on some recent work Apt Studio has created.
After the jump you’ll find the video of the talk, along with [...]

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Barack Obama now available from Enhanced Editions

Following the successful launch of Nick Cave’s The Death of Bunny Munro on our Enhanced Editions platform, we’re very pleased to follow it with two new titles, both by Barack Obama and available now in the App Store.

Written long before he started down the road to the Presidency, Dreams From My Father is a refreshing, [...]

Published: October 21, 2009. Read more →

Enhanced Editions for iPhone: The Death of Bunny Munro

As you’re no doubt aware, we’ve been working on an ebook app for iPhones, for a while, under the name Enhanced Editions. We’re very pleased to announce that the first fruits of our labour are now available in the app store.

The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave is the first Enhanced Editions title, and [...]

Published: September 9, 2009. Read more →

25th Estate / This Is Where We Live update

This Is Where We Live from 4th Estate on Vimeo.
25th Estate, the film (above) created for 4th Estate’s 25th anniversary, has already had over 250,000 views, and been blogged about by Kanye West.
Whilst higher accolades are hard to come by, we do have some great news of increased recognition from the film world.
The [...]

Published: September 7, 2009. Read more →

Announcing Enhanced Editions

Enhanced Editions is a new startup, co-founded by me (Peter Collingridge, MD of Apt Studio), working with publishers to realise the single-minded mission of bringing eBooks to the iPhone in the way nature intended.
Whilst it’s still in somewhat “stealthy” mode, Apt has just launched the website for Enhanced Editions, and there is a mailing list [...]

Published: July 8, 2009. Read more →

25th Estate Awards and Screenings

Update: This is Where We Live will be shown in competition at Prix Ars Electronica 2009 September 3 – 8, 2009, Linz, Austria. More than 500 films, VFX, advertising spots, etc. were submitted to the 2009 Prix Ars Electronica for prize consideration by the juries. This 2009 Prix Ars Electronica Animation Festival will showcase a [...]

Published: June 23, 2009. Read more →

The Long Tailed Book Seer

So in downtime over the past month or so we made The Bookseer, a fun little web app, and it went live last week. It’s really simple, but we’re delighted to note that it has seen a lot of love and quite a lot of action in its first week.
Seeing as the Bookseer is [...]

Published: June 14, 2009. Read more →

Seamus McGarvey, Cinematographer

Seamus McGarvey is an Oscar-nominated cinematographer, who has worked on an incredible range of feature films, promos, and commercials. He’s very talented, very lovely – and we’ve just launched his website.
Based in Edinburgh, but born in Armagh, Seamus’s background was in stills photography before going to film school – and some of his personal stils [...]

Published: June 12, 2009. Read more →