Author Archive | Jeff Norton

FutureBook Conference (Dec 1, 2017)

I’ll be speaking at the annual future-looking conference hosted by the Bookseller. The full line up is here: https://www.thebookseller.com/futurebook-conference/programme-2017 I’ve been invited to comment on what publishers can learn from the world of video, and am on what looks to be a panel of awesome people, including Gordon Wise from agency Curtis Brown and Preethi Mavahalli from […]

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C21 Content London (Nov 27 – 29, 2017)

I’ll be speaking at the annual meet-up of the global scripted community. I’ll be doing double duty, speaking both at the Kids day on November 28th and at the drama summit on November 29th. More on Content London here: http://www.c21media.net/conference/content-london-2017/ If you’re around, please be sure to say hello.

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A new chapter

I’m embarking on my first “adult” book! I put the word in quotes because I never saw MetaWars as a young adult book, rather a novel for everyone, aged 9 to ninety, to enjoy, but it’s been shelved as YA and features a teen protagonist, so the book industry tends to think of it as […]

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Getting Graphic

As you know, I’m a big comic book fan. But not being an illustrator, I’ve never had the courage to mount a graphic novel…until now. I’ve teamed up with Dynamo on something super cool, a new graphic novel called CORTEX. Think: CSI meets INCEPTION. “We have a warrant to search your mind.” What do you think?

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Ready Player

This week saw the release of the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One and next week sees the fifth anniversary of the publication of MetaWars. Full disclosure, I’ve not read RPO as I didn’t want to be unduly influenced by Cline’s work as I was still writing books 3 […]

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Reality, virtually.

Today is World Book Day, a day to celebrate books, reading, and our favourite characters. It’s a chance for children to relish in the imagination that reading emboldens. And despite competition from TV, games, and tablets, reading endures as an entertainment art form.  But it’s getting more competition. As evidenced by January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, […]

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Kidscreen 2017 (February 13-17, 2017)

I’ll be returning to Miami again this year (I know, hard right!?) to showcase a new Awesome project. I’ll be hosting a panel on Pre-School vs. Pre-Cool, where we’ll dive into the deepening divisions between younger shows and the newer, 4-6 age shows. I’ll add more details here as they emerge, but please do be […]

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Being British

(this post is an edited version of something I wrote on my personal (i.e. not public) Facebook, that friends & family seemed to enjoy so am sharing it here) Last week, ten years (technically ten years and twenty-nine days) after moving to the UK, I was sworn in as a British citizen. Hold your Brexit jokes, please. Despite the […]

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La La Land

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to LA, and thought I’d share a few observations. Spirit of full disclosure, I used to live in LA (first Hollywood, then Venice Beach) for a few years, and moved to London ten years ago. – LA thrives on creativity. What’s incredible about LA is that everyone you […]

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Cover reveal…KEEPING THE BEAT

Drum roll please… Here it is, the cover for KEEPING THE BEAT… How awesome does this look? You can (and you should!!) preorder it now via amazon.com and in Canada via amazon.ca or Indigo.ca. Keeping the beat is the new YA novel by me and Marie Powell, and published by new YA imprint KCP Loft. It […]

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