Plympton is a literary studio that innovates in digital publishing.
Through partnerships, we are behind Recovering the Classics, helped power the Subway Library in New York City, run the literary CODEX Hackathon, created a curated mobile reading service, produced a virtual reality adaptation of George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo, and helped launch the Twitter Fiction Festival.
Recovering the Classics
Recovering the Classics is a crowd-sourced collection of original covers for great works in the public domain. Anyone can contribute.
Stories in motion
The Subway Library is a new initiative that provides subway riders in New York City with free access to hundreds of e-books, excerpts, and short stories—all ready to read on the train.
CODEX is a community of people who want to imagine the future of books and reading. Programmers, designers, writers, librarians, publishers, readers, bookstore wanderers, literary dreamers—all are welcome.
VR For The New York Times: Lincoln in The Bardo
In February 2017, we released a VR film based on George Saunders' first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, in collaboration with The New York Times, Sensorium and Graham Sack.
Co-produced by Plympton and Massive Science, Reanimation!: Science Conversations about Frankenstein is a seven-part animated series that dives deep into the philosophical and scientific lessons found in Mary Shelley's most famous work.
Warby Parker Classics
We released print versions of classic books for Warby Parker store openings though a partnership with The Creative Action Network. Warby Parker's designers created the covers for The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and This Side of Paradise.
You can read about us in The Boston Globe, buy our books at Warby Parker, host your own pop-up gallery of our covers, or check out the immersive Lincoln in the Bardo VR experience at NYTVR. Always, our mission is to push the boundaries of great storytelling in the digital age.
We look at the publishing ecosystem holistically, from retail to editorial to tech to design. A number of our DailyLit stories have been noted in The Best American Short Stories series. Our Rooster app has been called a “game-changing startup.” And our covers have been highlighted by the White House.
We passionately believe publishing is a craft — from the design, to the prose, to the reading experience — and are eager to move the needle.
Do you want to help curate our library collection? Do you love designing beautiful ebooks? Apply to be a Plympton Literary Fellow.
Want to come to take part in our next literary hackathon? Sign up to be notified for our next CODEX Hackathon.