Electric Type is an independent e-publisher. We create, write, and design better digital books. We are based in New York.
The Long Of It
Traditional publishers are in the throes of a generational and technological shift. There is a movement from reading print books to a richer, more layered experience on devices like the Kindle or iPad. If authors and publishers want to reach people, digital is where they should be looking.
Electric Type envisions the digital book landscape as going beyond pages and pixels. We design our books for book lovers, like us, who expect more from the next generation of digital editions. These books should be robust, easy to use, beautiful, and as innovative as they are timeless. Digital books shouldn’t be mere facsimiles of their printed counterparts—they should offer readers a unique chance to reinvest in reading.
Who We Are
Drew Frist, Creative Director & Founder Drew founded Electric Type in 2010. Drew is a bibliophile and technophile who lives and works in Manhattan’s West Village. Originally from the Midwest, Drew has a degree in journalism from the University of Illinois. Drew began his editorial career at Blackbook magazine before writing and editing for NY Arts Magazine and Art Fairs International. He has also collaborated with leading talents in the art and fashion industries, producing editorials for clients such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, and V.
Tom Dolby, Editorial Director Tom is the author of the novels The Sixth Form, The Trouble Boy, and HarperTeen’s Secret Society series, including the novels Secret Society and its upcoming sequel, The Trust. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Tom is a graduate of Yale University, where he received his BA in the history of art.