The Invention of the Typewriter 150 Years Later by Hannah Sandoval
I wrote this book under contract with Atlantic Publishing Group as a part of their Things That Changed the Course of History series. It is available for preorder on Amazon.
Maybe you’ve never used a typewriter yourself, but you’ve probably seen a movie set sometime in the 20th century that features a room full of them. Perhaps you’ve heard the distinctive clickety-clack of the machine, the loud ping when the typists get to the end of the line, and the gentle swoosh as the typists start all over again.
For those of us who grew up with computers, typewriters have an undeniable fascination, but let’s stop trying to think of the typewriter as something that is vintage. Let’s start considering it as the amazing technological development that it was and still is.
To this day, keyboards follow the QWERTY format
Experience the story of the invention of the typewriter with help from our featured guests: Linda Deutsch, famed former Associated Press reporter; Dorothy Portnoy, long-time typing teacher in Manhattan, and Steven Hausman, technology consultant and former Deputy Director
- Approximately 30,000 words
- Genre: YA Historical Nonfiction
- Work-for-Hire project
- Published by Atlantic Publishing Group