The word on technology: A new column on online literature

Because of the popularity of audio books, Lowe commissioned Bill Uden, a performing-arts student at Carmarthenshire College in Wales, to record readings from her book in his college’s studio. Lowe, who found Uden through a “blogging friend,” began releasing the podcasts along with her regular posts this month. And like many writers who publish their work online, Lowe isn’t just angling for a book contract. “It would be disingenuous for…