Atavist is a media and software company. It developed Creatavist, a platform agnostic publishing tool, in 2009.
The Atavist is a monthly publication of longform narrative journalism. The stories are between 10,000 and 20,000 words and include video, interactive elements and full audio accompaniment. A partnership with Atavist Books, a multiplatform book publishing company founded by Barry Diller, Scott Rudin, and Frances Coady, launched in the spring of 2014 with Sleep Donation by Karen Russell. All titles are produced and distributed using Creatavist.
TED Books, babycakes, Pearson and The Paris Review have all used Creatavist software to publish digital editions through tablets and mobile devices. Creatavist became available for public use in 2013.
- Gustini, Ray (21 May 2012). "The Atavist Rises; Amazon Charms Waterstones". The Atlantic Wire.
- Pavlus, John (18 January 2011). "Designing the Atavist, an App That Rescues Long-form Journalism". Fast Company.
- Coffey, Michael (7 October 2013). "One Year Later, Coady’s Atavist Books Set to Launch". Publisher's Weekly.
- Losowsky, Andrew (6 July 2012). "TED Books Launches Reading App On iPad Featuring Multimedia Extras (PHOTOS)". HuffPost. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- "App Time at The Paris Review". BULLETIN. The Paris Review. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- Dollar, Steve (17 June 2013). "In Brooklyn, Creating Apps for the Do-It-Yourself Scene". The Wall Street Journal.
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