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Mills & Boon New Voices Finalists Announced

Ten finalists have been selected from over 800 entries to the Mills & Boon New Voices competition to find the next Mills & Boon author.
The website that we built for the competition has seen 27,000 visits and 824 entries from 4,000 users, who have made a phenomenal 6,500 comments, making it the biggest ever competition [...]

Published: September 27, 2010. Read more →

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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Fail Harder, Talk at London Book Fair 2009

Earlier this year, I gave a pecha kucha talk at the London Book Fair.
A pecha kucha has to be really fast – your 21 prepared slides run automatically in 20 second increments for a total of 7 minutes – and great fun. The event was impeccably organised by Jon Slack and Doug Wallace under [...]

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 →

Portobello Pictures

We’re pleased to announce that the updated site for Portobello Pictures is now out.

We first built a website for Portobello Pictures in 2005, working with Angus Hyland and Fabian Herrmann at Pentagram to design the site. Taking its lead from the dimensions of a cinema screen, the site is designed to feel like a private [...]

Published: May 11, 2009. Read more →

Galaxy Book Awards (Nibbies) After Party Photos

Peter from Apt joined Jamie Byng from Canongate to DJ at the after party for this year’s British Book Awards at the Grosvenor House hotel, London.
There is a set of photos on Flickr.
(Includes horrid picture of Noel Fielding from the Boosh’s arse crack).

Published: April 5, 2009. Read more →

Tina Brown Interviewed by Tarun Tejpal from Tehelka, (UKYPE 09)

Somewhat delayed post from our recent trip to India – notes from “The Nature of the Beast” Tina Brown in conversation with Tarun Tejpal at the Japiur Literature Festival, January 24th 2009.
[Written as part of our visit to India with the British Council. All such posts will be listed in a dedicated category; apologies if [...]

Published: March 14, 2009. Read more →

TED Screens “This is Where We Live”

Some really, really exciting news: the astonishingly A-list TED conference, which has just wrapped up in California, asked to show our 25th Estate film, This is Where We Live and to put it on the DVD given to delegates in the goodie bag.
Of course we said yes! Speakers include Tim Berners Lee, Bill Gates, Olafur [...]

Published: February 10, 2009. Read more →