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BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Book Marketing & Book Publicity Tool Kit

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Do you plan to write?  Matbe you plan to promote a particular book through your library.  This site could provide some ideas . . . 

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New standard for Minimum Record on Libraries Australia | Libraries Australia

being introduced at the same time as the change to Resource Description and Access (RDA). The introduction of RDA occurs on 31 March 2013. From that time we will not be describing the minimum record in terms of the Anglo American Cataloging Rules 2nd edition (AACR2).


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» How To Compare e-Book Platforms – iLibrarian Series

This is a roundup of the 3-part series I wrote on How To Compare e-Book Platforms.

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Mitä pitää ottaa huomioon e-kirjojen hankinnassa eri toimittajilta? Hyvät ohjeet!

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Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC] | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

The Infographic gives emphasis to the important points in the story writing. Great job!  -CL.

 

"We've said it before: we love Pixar. Their stories are original, funny, and appeal to all audiences. They're masters. That's why Jess and I got excited when we saw Pixar's 22 rules to storytelling.


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Stu, PB&J Publishing's comment, July 13, 2012 2:41 PM
Jekaterina, thanks so much for scooping! We hope it inspired you. We're going to be making a few more as we gear up to launch our Hansel and Gretel app, so please keep in touch with us at pbjpublishing.com!
Xavier Schreder's comment, July 13, 2012 4:00 PM
Thanks to you guys, for your efforts and the great work :)
Also i'm a big Pixar's fan,
i'm thrilled to try the french version of the app !
Stu, PB&J Publishing's comment, July 14, 2012 1:18 PM
Thanks Xavier! We'll let you know when it comes out. Please keep in touch in the meantime.
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Book Trailers — What Do You Think? [Discussion] | Self Publishing ...

Book Trailers — What Do You Think? [Discussion] | Self Publishing ... | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
Let's face it: much of book marketing is rather, well, static. Enter book trailers — much like the familiar trailers (previews) you see for movies and television shows, book trailers bring your book to life with visuals and a ...
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Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers

Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

"Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader, according to a new study."


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Lieberman Sees: 34 GREAT TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING RESOURCES

Lieberman Sees: 34 GREAT TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING RESOURCES | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

The 34 links list a variety of sources of information to keep us informed about the what, where and how of digital storytelling. Worth keeping in your bookmarking site to refer back too.(Cque2)

Cynthia Lieberman: "Transmedia storytelling can be integrated into education, marketing, social change and other areas in a myriad of ways, but one thing it always offers--regardless of the arena--is choice"...


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10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing

10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

Another reason to be using the more mobile Apple devices . . . it's where we are headed . . .

Despite the growing use of multimedia in classrooms, schools remain primarily text oriented. This is a major problem for significant numbers of learners who struggle with text.

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Apps in Education: My E-Textbook Manifesto:

Apps in Education: My E-Textbook Manifesto: | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

"The Apple announcement this week about iBooks Author - the new app that will allow anyone to create and distribute multimedia interactive books has been a long time coming. This announcement needs to be tempered with an evaluation of what we want and what we need as teachers. After all, we are the ones that are at the coalface, we are the risk takers, the experimenters, the alchemists. What do we want for our students? What do our students need from e-texts? I am not sure that I have an exact answer yet but I given some thought to the notion. So here we go - Part wish list, part rant."


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Great Kid Books

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 Advice by California K-5 librarian Mary Ann Scheuer on “Great Kid Books”, including a guide to engaging book apps and a treasure trove of reviews categorized by age level and genre, from pre-school and picture books to graphic novels and books with special appeal for boys.  A collection to consider.

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Watch. Connect. Read.

Watch. Connect. Read. | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

Getting the right book into a child's hands seems like a brilliant goal to me.  This site can certainly help us find the way.

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The Cait Files: Top 10 of 2011: Best books read in 2011

The Cait Files: Top 10 of 2011: Best books read in 2011 | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
Now, I've sort of cheated a *bit*, as because I read SO many good series in 2011, the majority of my list is an entire series rather than 10 individual books...but still, I think this is acceptable. ...right?

I've not heard of most - but a few sound interesting and I'll keep this link to come back to in the future

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Books for the holidays: for bigger kiddos — whip up

Books for the holidays: for bigger kiddos — whip up | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

"In our house books are an incredibly important part of our lives. We all read books and we have bookshelves full of books, but we also love to have family novel time, where we read aloud to each other."  We read aloud in our house too - I read all the Harry Potter books (bar the last one) out loud and both boys read them over again - before the movies came out. 

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Wall of Books: 140+ Books for the Boys of YA

Wall of Books: 140+ Books for the Boys of YA | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
The Readventurer... 

CL:  140 books that three reviewers suggest give some sound 'role models' for young male adults.  Plenty for me to read this summer!

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Bibliographic Standards – The Change from AACR2 to RDA

Bibliographic Standards – The Change from AACR2 to RDA | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

A useful and very timely blog post by Catherine Rigg for ETL505

"In 2013 a new cataloguing standard for describing and accessing resources will be available for use. Resource Description and Access (RDA) (Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA, 2010) will replace the Anglo American Cataloguing Rules 2 (AACR2)."


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eReaders & eBooks in the Classroom

eReaders & eBooks in the Classroom | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

by Cristin M. Dillard & Kimberly Dunn

 

Interesting blog on how to maximize use of e-readers and e-books in the classroom. Lots of resources and how-tos. -JL

Dedicated blog site set up for a conference in 2012 with some 'digial' policy ideas and information. - CL


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SlimeKids - School Library Media Kids

SlimeKids - School Library Media Kids | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

"SlimeKids is a user-friendly website where students can research, watch book trailers, play educational games and access literacy-related resources."

CL:  Site created by a teacher seemingly in US - lots of Aust links listed near the bottom of screen

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How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning

How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
What's the difference between an ebook, an app and an interactive ebook?

 

DRC:  This article provides an in-depth, but easy to understand answer.  It's well worth a read.

Cque2:  For consideration by all who help children learn to read.


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Children’s publisher developing app for eReading

Children’s publisher developing app for eReading | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
eClassroom News...

 Scholastic Inc. is developing an app called Storia, which includes around 1,300 eBooks and multimedia eBooks that can be bought directly from the publisher or from retailers.


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Top Ten Practices for Principals to Promote Literacy in School

Top Ten Practices for Principals to Promote Literacy in School | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

Some ideas to get your Principal on board - I'm going to send this link to mine!

 

1. Read, Read and Read

Principals should not only be reading current research and resources about best practices in education, they should be reading children's books as well as reading for plea...

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The Future of the Book.

Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch global design and innovation consultancy IDEO’s vision for the future of the book."

Wow - these 'book' experiences look amazing.


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Read This Book!

Read This Book! | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

A firm believer that childhood is incomplete without a favorite book, Mrs. D’Elia anticipates the cinematic version of a Caldecott Medal winner, the launch of NPR’s tween-themed book club and the latest titles in beloved book sagas on “Read This Book!”; explore categories from Adventure Stories to Young Adult and get a sneak peek with book trailers on this blog geared at grades 3-5.

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Clean Book Trailers: Falling In Love Again - Marie Higgins

Clean Book Trailers: Falling In Love Again - Marie Higgins | AboutBooks | Scoop.it
The purpose of Clean Book Trailers. I love book trailers. Ever since discovering them as a resource to promote my own writing, I have been addicted to watching, researching, and creating them. This blog is to showcase clean ...
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Children's Book Publishing - You Can Do It

Children's Book Publishing - You Can Do It | AboutBooks | Scoop.it

Why are children's books among the top selling books in the publishing industry? What child doesn't love to hear stories and have them read to them? You've probably made up tales to tell your own children knowing you'd delight them."  Maybe I'll give this a try one day! Some Australian links on the page.

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