We’re exploring digital possibilities for literature

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, writing and speaking at conferences around the UK and the world, hosting salons and workshops, judging prizes, including the Bologna Ragazzi digital award,  and running innovative projects with writers and readers.

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.

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In 2012 we set up The If So Press, makers of handmade literature happenings, including Story Park with David Almond and Set Poetry Free with Saradha Soobrayen, a digital poetry anthology for schools. You can read the work of IF SO WRITERS at www.ifsopress.com.

if:book UK supports the annual New Media Writing Prize, run by Bournemouth University. Chris is currently studying for a PhD in Digital Writing at Bath Spa University, writing a transmedia novel at www.nearlyology.net.