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The App-comic is also social

The App-comic is also social | App-books | Scoop.it


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A startup called Graphic.ly is taking a similar approach and adding social elements. It recently came out of beta with an AIR app for desktops which includes a digital comic reader, store, and social activity feed. Apps for the iPad, iPhone, Android, and Windows 7 are coming soon. And eventually it will exists as native Web app as well.

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TinTin iPad Art Book Blurs The Line Between Books, Movies, And Apps - TechCrunch

TinTin iPad Art Book Blurs The Line Between Books, Movies, And Apps - TechCrunch | App-books | Scoop.it

If you are a big TinTin fan, you probably know that Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of TinTin opens today in theaters.  Get the $5.99 iPad app instead. It has all the same art work, plus a whole lot more—3D models of the characters and vehicles from the movie that you can spin around, HD video clips, and immersive 360-degree experiences.

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Apps take e-books beyond reading

Apps take e-books beyond reading | App-books | Scoop.it

Book apps for tablets and smartphones and enhanced e-books for e-readers are going far beyond the transfer of book text to Kindle screen. By bringing audio, video, animation and games to what was once the simple printed page, apps are beginning to fundamentally change our understanding of what makes a book a book.

 

So far, the trend has been cautious, but publishers predict enhancements will be common within two years. “It’s clearly a market waiting to be fed,” said Corinne Helman, vice president of digital publishing and business development for Harper Collins children’s books. “This is still very, very early days.”


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Exquisite The Numberlys Blurs The Line Between App and Film

Exquisite The Numberlys Blurs The Line Between App and Film | App-books | Scoop.it

The reason for presenting The Numberlys as an app becomes clear in the second half, which turns from pure story to a narrative game. The games are focused on a collection of five delightfully crafted characters who set about attempting to make their world more interesting.

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If You Want To Find Books In iTunes, Look In The App Store

If You Want To Find Books In iTunes, Look In The App Store | App-books | Scoop.it


Increasingly, more and more books will end up in the App Store for a variety of reasons. The biggest one is simply because apps are more interesting.

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TOMORROW’S TRANSMEDIA

TOMORROW’S TRANSMEDIA | App-books | Scoop.it
Currently the media landscape is undergoing a profound transformation. So having a system in place to identify relevant opportunities is crucial for navigating tomorrow’s digital world.
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Will Apple make iMovie for interactive books?

Will Apple make iMovie for interactive books? | App-books | Scoop.it

It could be a publishing platform for building and making interactive kids books, with an emphasis on simple creation tools; something easy to use and geared toward helping people build their own digital storytelling projects. It could be like a publishing version of iMovie, iPhoto or GarageBand, a set of tools that enables anyone to put together and self-publish interactive books?

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multi-platform children book app :Playful Owl launches mobile app format

multi-platform children book app :Playful Owl launches mobile app format | App-books | Scoop.it
Movablecode's Playful Owl brand has launched Step-by-Story, a new mobile app format for Android and Barnes & Noble NOOK color & NOOK tablet designed for preschoolers.
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How to Build a Best-Selling Children’s Book App | Digital Book World

How to Build a Best-Selling Children’s Book App | Digital Book World | App-books | Scoop.it
a vendor might charge $100,000 or more for a “professional-quality” children’s book app, depending on the work involved. An independent software developer might charge $200 an hour, according to Meyers, and a book app project can take hundreds of developer hours.

“No two apps have the same functionality. No two efforts are the same. The content is always different,”


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Apps Are Media

Apps Are Media | App-books | Scoop.it

Except there already is a global market for digital media. They are called apps, and they represent the future of media in many ways. Apps are media. Not only are they a form of media in the way that consumer software and games have always been considered media (they compete with TV, books, and music for consumers’ time and attention). But increasingly, they are also subsuming other forms of media.

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TechCrunch | Apps Are Media: Chasing Salander Expands The Dragon Tattoo Story

TechCrunch | Apps Are Media: Chasing Salander Expands The Dragon Tattoo Story | App-books | Scoop.it
When books get turned into movies, there's usually little added to the original story. But with interactive apps, the narrative doesn't have to be dumbed down or retold.
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Great Book Apps from Indies dethrone games and books at kids storytime

some of the most innovative and unique book apps for kids are being created by independent developers, and parents can find these gems in Digital Storytime’s “Top 10” lists.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/533787#ixzz1iRGBWzvU

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Random House Editorial Director on E-Books and Transmedia | Digital Book World

Random House Editorial Director on E-Books and Transmedia | Digital Book World | App-books | Scoop.it

Random House editorial director and transmedia producer Tricia Pasternak: It’s going to take the independent creators and the small companies to come up with really innovative ways of doing things that we [at Random House] can learn from in the future. Literary fiction is around the corner. It will begin with the right writer having a great idea and the vision of it. The business model for transmedia book is literally the billion-dollar question.

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Books & social sharing: Rethink Books Gives Us A Glimpse At Social Books (Video Demo)

Books & social sharing: Rethink Books Gives Us A Glimpse At Social Books (Video Demo) | App-books | Scoop.it

Nobody has really turbocharged sharing for electronic books yet.

Rethink Books isn’t necessarily going to solve the problem, but at least they are approaching it in the right way. The Rethink Books startup wants to incorporate sharing features into every electronic book and turn them into social books. The company is approaching publishers who want to put out electronic book titles as individual apps, and Rethink is hoping to power the social sharing features of those books. If Apple and Amazon decide to open up their electronic book marketplaces, they could create a book reader for the their digital books as well.

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Digital Publisher Acquires HTML5 epub platform Threepress, Ibis Reader - TechCrunch

Digital Publisher Acquires HTML5 epub platform Threepress, Ibis Reader - TechCrunch | App-books | Scoop.it

Safari Books Online, developer of an on-demand digital library for professional content, has acquired web developer and e-reading consultancy firm Threepress Consulting, makers of the Ibis Reader, an HTML5 ebook platform and EPUB reading system for iOS, Android and the Web. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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iLearn II: An Analysis of the Education Category on Apple's App Store

iLearn II: An Analysis of the Education Category on Apple's App Store | App-books | Scoop.it
iLearn II: An Analysis of the Education Category on Apple's App Store...

App books expand exponentially.

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The Book Beyond the Book - Print + online extras

The Book Beyond the Book - Print + online extras | App-books | Scoop.it

As you open your Kindle or iPad on Christmas, consider this publisher who suggests that e-books and print books can live peacefully together.

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