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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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Keynote lecture by Junko Yokota on digital & print picture books at the International Research Society for Children's Literature (IRSCL) 2013 conference

Keynote lecture by Junko Yokota on digital & print picture books at the International Research Society for Children's Literature (IRSCL) 2013 conference | Picture Books and the Digital Shift | Scoop.it

Junko Yokota's keynote address titled: ‘What Works Well, Where, When? How Various Qualities of Digital and Print Picture Books Shape Reader Response’.

 

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At this year's IRSCL 2013 the main theme is children's literature and media cultures, and this is a very fitting talk as the traditional print picture book is changing and evolving. Junko Yokota is a professor at the University of Chicago and an academic that specializes in multicultural and international children's literature. This video, although an hour long, is completely worth your time to listen to an expert in the field, who speaks about visual and written narratives and how they affect literacy, whether on a page, at a theatrical performance, or in a digital app. 

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The Picture Book Lab's comment, August 22, 2013 2:26 PM
You're welcome! So glad you took the time to watch this; definitely worth the time investment, I thought.
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5 Things You May Not Know About Your Kindle Picture Books

5 Things You May Not Know About Your Kindle Picture Books | Picture Books and the Digital Shift | Scoop.it
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Kindle's new ebook format for the Kindle Fire (Kindle format 8) now has newer and richer formatting capabilities, including support for HTML5 and CSS3. It also has a fixed-layout option, which is great for creating ebooks with a lot of visuals and illustrations like picture books. 

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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.


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The Picture Book Lab's insight:

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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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."


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The Picture Book Lab's insight:

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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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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The Picture Book Lab's insight:

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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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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