Projects will be running a series of projects that support our mission to “report, catalogue, investigate, stimulate and debate the future of literature.”

Exquisite Corpus & Infinite Entries

The first projects were announced in October 2006. However, these failed to move forward, largely due to my own lack of programming ability. If there’s anybody out there who’d like to help these – quite simple – projects get off the ground, please get in touch.

It’s worth noting that since these were suggested, various similar things have been set up by other people, notably A Million Penguins, Yarn and Ficlets.


Swotter reads books to Twitter, and via Twitter to the world.

You can follow booktwo’s twitter over at booktwo’s twitter page. If you’re a twitter user, do sign up as a friend.

If you’d like to find out more about the project, including how to run your own Swotter, visit the Swotter page.

Slow Fire

Slow Fire is a networking group for publishing professionals, centred in London, UK, and created by

“Publishing is not, by any account, a cutting-edge industry. However, it is changing rapidly. Shifts in readership and the advent of new technologies will radically transform the industry in the coming years. There is a need for a forum where (mostly, but not exclusively) young publishers who care about literature and its future can come together to discuss the possibilities, the challenges, and the opportunities that lie ahead.”

Find out more…


Lit+ ( is a project building on the London Lit Plus ethos – an open-access, distributed literary festival – and turning it into a template that anyone can use to set up their own festival. We’ll be using the same kind of tools – the power of the internet and free software – to create a resource for all.


Bkkeepr, launched in May 2008, is a web application for tracking what people read in real time.