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New Digital Family History Books – June 2012 Report

New Digital Family History Books – June 2012 Report | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
FamilySearch is undergoing a massive project to digitize the family history book collections at the Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah), the Allen County Public Library (Ft. Wayne, Indiana), the Houston Public Library ...
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Preschool apps to help build routines | Games and Me

From Loud Crow Interactive Inc., best for ages 2-4, $1.99 for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad; $3.99-$5.04 for Android. Rating: 4 stars. Way more silly than “Bo's Bedtime Story,” this charming book app adapts Sandra Boynton's board ...
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Why Are Publishers Less Optimistic About eBooks’ Future Now Than Last Year? | ePublish a Book

Why Are Publishers Less Optimistic About eBooks’ Future Now Than Last Year? | ePublish a Book | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
The initial optimism stemmed from the logic according to which people able to carry a library in their pockets would be more likely to read more books as they...
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Morning Roundup: Links to start your day | TeleRead: News and ...

Morning Roundup: Links to start your day | TeleRead: News and ... | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
The problem is free ebooks. As a consumer, I like free. However, free has so radically altered my book-buying habits—and I suspect the book-buying habits of many readers—that I find it difficult to see a rosy future for ...
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Amazon flexes its tech muscles during Kindle Fire HD event - Workflow: ePub

Amazon flexes its tech muscles during Kindle Fire HD event - Workflow: ePub | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
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Make-your-own-ebooks platform: Aerbook Maker | Technology Resources for K-12 Education

Make-your-own-ebooks platform: Aerbook Maker | Technology Resources for K-12 Education | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
Make-your-own-ebooks platform: Aerbook Maker | @scoopit http://t.co/6hfUe9wd...
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Children's Digital Continues Surge, Overall E-Book Growth Slows in May | Digital Book World

Children's Digital Continues Surge, Overall E-Book Growth Slows in May | Digital Book World | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
Children's e-book revenues continued to surge in the Spring even as overall e-book growth was slowing.
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Amazon delves into book subscriptions with Kindle Serials

Amazon delves into book subscriptions with Kindle Serials | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
Amazon is trying to bring back the once-popular subscription-based book model, offering Kindle owners a way to subscribe to serialized novels. Read this blog post by Josh Lowensohn on Internet & Media.
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How mobile is re-inventing the definition of a book – with Skyreader ...

How mobile is re-inventing the definition of a book – with Skyreader ... | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
In the second part of this episode, Stephen Davis, CTO of Skyreader Media, takes us through what it really means to be a top app in Canada, how they approached ...
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Scholastic's Hit-Maker David Levithan on Hunger Games, Digital Reading and ... - Digital Book World

Scholastic's Hit-Maker David Levithan on Hunger Games, Digital Reading and ... - Digital Book World | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
Scholastic's Hit-Maker David Levithan on Hunger Games, Digital Reading and ...Digital Book WorldBy Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World, @JDGsaid.
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Transmedia L.A. » Storyworld Webinar Schedule is up!

Transmedia L.A. » Storyworld Webinar Schedule is up! | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
As you all know by now Transmedia LA is currently a co-sponsor for the 2012 Storyworld Conference, and a such we are launching a series of webinars as preamble of the conference. Bellow we list the full schedule.
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The End of TV as We Know It & The Birth of Transmedia

Doug Scott, President, OgilvyEntertainment and Matt Doherty, Transmedia Architect, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide presented The End of TV as We Know It & The Birth o (The End of TV as We Know It & The Birth of Transmedia by @ogilvyww on @slideshare...
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To Raise A Generation Of Creative Kids, Let Them Make Their Own Stories

To Raise A Generation Of Creative Kids, Let Them Make Their Own Stories | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
This piece is part of a Collaborative Fund-curated series on creativity and values written by thought leaders in the for-profit, for-good business space.A generation of kids is now growing up with a deluge of new screens, new technologies, and new...

 

A generation of kids is now growing up with a deluge of new screens, new technologies, and new tools that are perfectly set up to help stimulate kids’ natural creative instincts. But these devices can equally be used for passive consumption of media and entertainment. Every time I see our kids walk up to the TV and try to swipe through content wishing it to be a giant iPad, I realize that they’re begging to be able to participate and create with media.

 

We can determine the direction of our children. We need to help facilitate a shift toward helping kids become their own content creators, not just content consumers. For this shift to happen we need to invest in better stories, better technology tools, and better education.

 

COLLABORATIVE STORIES

 

For years, stories have been predominately linear push communications. Elite storytelling auteurs would weave their masterful tales. The great stories were devoured page-by-page, scene-by-scene by an engrossed, yet passive audience. However, kids growing up now will never know this purely passive form of content consumption....


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London Transmedia Fest by Ravensbourne College: London, 26 -27 ...

London Transmedia Fest by Ravensbourne College: London, 26 -27 ... | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
London Transmedia Fest 2012 is a two day large Transmedia event aimed at bringing creatives and technologists together to foster collaboration, innovation, and growth. The event features writing and business modelling ...
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San Francisco Public Library Stands Up to the Big Six Bullies ...

San Francisco Public Library Stands Up to the Big Six Bullies ... | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
I can't even begin to explain how incredibly proud I felt of my native San Francisco after stumbling across a San Francisco Chronicle article from mid-August.
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The week in publishing - Self-Publishing Resources

The week in publishing - Self-Publishing Resources | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
Here's some of the latest in industry news and views: From Rachelle Gardner: How to Build a Readership for Your Blog and Books Let's be honest. We all.
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Transmedia Storytelling | FutureMedia

Transmedia Storytelling | FutureMedia | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
Transmedia Storytelling : what is it ?  (RT @fabiennebidule: Transmedia Storytelling | @scoopit http://t.co/xwKfUMAV A short [VIDEO] by partrick Greimel...)...
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Amazon rolls out new Kindles while continuing aggressive pricing strategy; will better Kindle Fire tablets make publishers see the platform as equal to Apple’s iOS? - Workflow: ePub

Amazon rolls out new Kindles while continuing aggressive pricing strategy; will better Kindle Fire tablets make publishers see the platform as equal to Apple’s iOS? - Workflow: ePub | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
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Why e-books will soon be obsolete (and no, it’s not just because of DRM)

Why e-books will soon be obsolete (and no, it’s not just because of DRM) | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
E-books will be obsolete within five years.  Crippled by territorial license restrictions, digital rights management, and single-purpose devices and file formats that are simultaneously immature an...
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Digital-Storytime's iPad Best of the Best, with Free books for ages 2-12 | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids

Digital-Storytime's iPad Best of the Best, with Free books for ages 2-12 | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
Last summer, Digital Storytime identified 25 Top book apps for 2011, but in 2012 the market has simply exploded! This year we decided to feature the Top 50 "Best of the Best" book apps for the iPad, just in time for Back-to-School.
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Why eBooks won't rule the Earth - GeekWire

Why eBooks won't rule the Earth - GeekWire | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
GeekWireWhy eBooks won't rule the EarthGeekWireThe eBook stats are impressive.
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news, padworx, ipad, android, digital media, ihorse

news, padworx, ipad, android, digital media, ihorse | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
Press release - Los Angeles, USA - PadWorx Digital Media, Inc., a leading developer of interactive, immersive ebook apps for tablet devices, announced today.
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Moo, Baa, La La La! – Sandra Boynton – Loud Crow Interactive Inc ...

Moo, Baa, La La La! – Sandra Boynton – Loud Crow Interactive Inc ... | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
“This is my second digital book project with the perfectly wonderful team at Loud Crow,” says Sandra Boynton, “and I'm really happy with what we've created together. As with The Going to Bed Book, our interactive book app ...
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TRANS-MEDIA Narratives: Storytelling (and Selling) in the Modern Age - Daily Deal Media

TRANS-MEDIA Narratives: Storytelling (and Selling) in the Modern Age - Daily Deal Media | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
Daily Deal MediaTRANS-MEDIA Narratives: Storytelling (and Selling) in the Modern AgeDaily Deal MediaThis is the world that is ripe for the concept of trans-media narratives and storytelling.
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Transmedia Storytelling

Transmedia Storytelling | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
A newspaper by Samwell Creative - updated daily with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (Transmedia Storytelling is out!
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Rick Heinrichs Talks About Interactive Transmedia, Collaborating with Creative ... - Collider.com

Rick Heinrichs Talks About Interactive Transmedia, Collaborating with Creative ... - Collider.com | interactive ebooks | Scoop.it
Collider.comRick Heinrichs Talks About Interactive Transmedia, Collaborating with Creative ...Collider.comWhile continuing to raise the overall creative output across all of the projects developed for the innovative transmedia RIDES.tv, he brings...
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