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Picture Books and the Digital Shift
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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Ebooks & Kids-- Cynthia Jabbar's notes from #LaunchKids & the Digital Book World 2014 Conference

Ebooks & Kids--  Cynthia Jabbar's notes from #LaunchKids & the Digital Book World 2014 Conference | Picture Books and the Digital Shift | Scoop.it
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Transmediakids.com, run by Cynthia Jabbar, is an excellent resource for anybody interested in seeing how creativity and innovation across non-traditional publishing platforms can still lead to inspiring content for children. In this post, she summarizes her notes from the Launch Kids sessions at the recently held 2014 Digital Book World Conference. With related articles and presentations by industry insiders this is a great overview of where digital content for children stands, and what content creators for it should be aware of. 

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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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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.

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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