Exploring digital possibilities for literature


We are a writer-led, charitable company. We give talks, run workshops and innovative projects.

IF:BOOK UK supports the annual New Media Writing Prize run by Bournemouth University, and this year will be launching The Dot Meade Award for a writer using the web in creative and collaborative ways.



The Ifso Writers


if:book UK at the Free Word Centre

THE IFSO PRESS is our online library of commissioned work by authors including David Almond, Naomi Alderman, Daljit Nagra – and the Ifso Writers.

NEARLYOLOGY.NET is the home of the Nearlyology Project and WHAT DIDN’T QUITE, a transmedia fiction by C.J.MEADE and THE IFSO BAND


Since 2007, when if:book UK was founded by writer Chris Meade, we’ve been at the forefront of debate about the future of the book, appearing on the media, blogging at, writing and speaking at conferences around the UK and the world, hosting salons and workshops, judging prizes, including the Bologna Ragazzi digital award.

IF:BOOK UK is a think and do tank, linked to Bob Stein’s  Institute for The Future of the Book in New York and  if:book Australia, based in Brisbane. We work from Hornsey, London N8 and are associates of the Free Word Centre in Farringdon.