With the Atavist, E-Reading Goes to Great Lengths

A retro-future Rolls, interactive window displays, multimedia nonfiction and more in our weekly Internet round-up

Explaining it as both a modern chapbook and, jokingly, “non-fiction novellas,” freelance journalist Evan Ratliff and Wired editor Nick Thompson settled on describing their joint venture Atavist as a “boutique publishing house producing original nonfiction stories for digital, mobile reading devices.” It launches 26 January 2011 and promises music, images and other interactivity marrying magazine and book experiences.