Literary Platform to explore publishing experiments

<p>A new website dedicated to showcasing projects which experiment with literature and technology launches today.</p><p>The Literary Platform (www.theliteraryplatform.com) launches with 30 case studies demonstrating new ventures, including instances of how traditional publishers and developers are trying out multimedia formats, how authors are bypassing publishers, and how niche literary magazines are finding wider audiences through experimenting with technology.</p><p>The site also features comment pieces from industry and other figures, including author Kate Pullinger, Chris Meade of if:book, Robin Harvie of The Friday Project and Neil Ayres of Creative Review.</p><p>Website founder Sophie Rochester said there has been a &quot;a surge of interest&quot; from publishers, literary agents, writers, developers and others in bringing the traditional book format to new platforms. &quot;We hope The Literary Platform will inspire publishers and other interested parties and instigate debate in this area,&quot; she said.<br /><br />&nbsp;</p>