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The world of print picture books is fast colliding with growing digital trends. The good, the bad, and the ugly, all scooped up right here.
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Illustrating in the Dark - A Publishing Mystery | The Digital Media Diet

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A very insightful article about just how hazy the current state of digital publishing of children's illustrated books is. Unknown numbers, unreliable sources, and a basic lack of concrete statistics about everything from pricing to downloads makes the scene completely confusing and chaotic. If you ever wondered (like me) why it seems so hard to grasp the trends and movements in this space, this piece explains it all. Nobody really knows what's going on, and right now your guess is as good as the next person's theory. 

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Comparing eBooks and book apps | via @KiteReaders

Comparing eBooks and book apps | via @KiteReaders | Picture Books and the Digital Shift | Scoop.it

"As a children’s picture book publisher or author, it can be a challenging decision whether to turn your book into a Book App or an eBook. We offer you the following infographic as a starting point towards making an informed decision."


Via Carisa Kluver
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If you're struggling with trying to decide what format to convert your picture book into, this extremely useful infographic will help you make a more informed decision. It clearly lays out the benefits, drawbacks and possibilities of creating apps and eBooks.

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, July 9, 2013 6:21 PM

Excellent comparison flow chart for ebooks vs book apps ...

Alireza Karimdadian's curator insight, July 12, 2013 12:35 PM

It is a wonderful illustration of the trend and at least we can see what is going on in the publishing industry.

Dawn Matheson's comment, July 14, 2013 7:48 PM
What a great way of illustrating the thought process, pros & cons!
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"An idea can turn to Dust or Magic depending on the talent that rubs against it." » How Not to Make a Children’s eBook

"An idea can turn to Dust or Magic depending on the talent that rubs against it." » How Not to Make a Children’s eBook | Picture Books and the Digital Shift | Scoop.it

Via Carisa Kluver
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First, you need to understand what doesn't work; essential reading for anyone interested in creating a successful children's ebook. 

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TransmediaKids.com: Multi Platform Storytelling : Making Fixed Layout Ebooks for Kids

TransmediaKids.com: Multi Platform Storytelling : Making Fixed Layout Ebooks for Kids | Picture Books and the Digital Shift | Scoop.it

“If children are the future, then ebooks are the future of the publishing industry,” - The ABC's of Kids & Ebooks Ready to make an E-book? Fixed-layout seems to be the best format for children's books because they are so illustration heavy.


Via Carisa Kluver
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Just what I've been looking for. Hopefully it will turn out to be a useful resource. Anybody out there read it and has any feedback?

 

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Intro to Picture eBooks and Motion | ePublish a Book

Intro to Picture eBooks and Motion | ePublish a Book | Picture Books and the Digital Shift | Scoop.it
These apps, providing templates aimed at non-publishing professional, provide only a limited amount of options that do not cover the entire array of available...
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With the ever-increasing list of e-book apps providing templates for creating picture books, which ones do you think measure up to deliver an appealing, robust, and enhanced reading experience?

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FlickerLab and Speakaboos Announce Strategic Partnership

FlickerLab and Speakaboos Announce Strategic Partnership | Picture Books and the Digital Shift | Scoop.it
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 -- Leveraging new media landscape to create interactive picture books.

Via cynthia jabar
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Flickerlab has been committed to making interactive, digital children's books  & now it will partner with Speakaboos who have an extensive distribution platform for children's ebooks via their award-winning subscription based service. Bringing together a technology and production company with a strong distribution network sounds like a winning combination to me. 

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cynthia jabar's curator insight, August 2, 2013 1:34 PM

"FlickerLab is a cutting-edge transmedia design, technology and production company. FlickerLab has created thousands of hours of award winning animated, live-action, and mixed media content for every platform, from iPads, eBooks, smart phones and the web, to network television, print books, and theater screens. FlickerLab is a pioneer in the age of transmedia, leveraging their own proprietary live animation toolset, a deep experience base in producing for every platform, and a unique strategic vision of how to most effectively create meaningful content in this new platform-hopping media landscape. Visit http://www.flickerlab.com." - PRWeb

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What Every Kids’ E-Book Publisher Needs To Know About COPPA | Insights | Ebooks & Kids

The U. S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is a ruling by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) designed to protect the privacy of children in the digital world.
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This is important: if you already publish, or are interested in developing apps or ebooks for kids in the U.S. market, you need to know that as of July 1st, 2013 there has been an amendment to COPPA. Read to make sure you know all the latest information on protecting children's privacy.

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Ebooks vs. print across various behavioral...

Ebooks vs. print across various behavioral... | Picture Books and the Digital Shift | Scoop.it

"Ebooks vs. print across various behavioral categories. Children’s picturebooks are clearly lagging most palpably – here is Martin Salisbury’s thoughtful explanation of why."


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This infographic and the article it links to, show and explain (respectively) why print picture books aren't likely to disappear anytime soon.

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Once upon a time, a children's book app got kids to read at record rates - VentureBeat

Once upon a time, a children's book app got kids to read at record rates - VentureBeat | Picture Books and the Digital Shift | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, a children's book app got kids to read at record rates
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The popularity of the iPad led to an explosion of children's e-books and educational apps.
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Farfaria, a childrens book app, is getting very popular as their growing number of readers is revealed.

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