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Interesting news, reviews & trends in children's digital publishing from founder of Digital-Storytime
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Special Education Apps | Best iPad Apps for Kids | Educational iPad Apps - A4CWSN.com

Special Education Apps | Best iPad Apps for Kids | Educational iPad Apps - A4CWSN.com | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

"The App Party has Started, 100's of Apps reduced, 100's of codes to give away and 50 iPads to be given away"

 

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iPhone/iPad Book App Review The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories - Dr. Seuss

iPhone/iPad Book App Review The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories - Dr. Seuss | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories is a wonderful collection of seven stories originally published for RedBook in 1950-1951. They are exceptional and will enchant both young readers and older ones alike. How exciting to experience a whole new series of Seuss stories, simultaneously available in both print and digital!

 

These rare stories were discovered by Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen and have been referred to as 'the literary equivalent of buried treasure'. They also have an expanded palette of colors that goes beyond what was originally available when the magazine editions were printed. These stories capture some of the earliest themes that would continue to run through many of Dr. Seuss's future titles.

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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Konrath's Ebook Predictions from 2009.

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Konrath's Ebook Predictions from 2009. | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

I wrote the following blog post in 2009, a list of ebook predictions ... 

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Writing on the Ether

Writing on the Ether | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
A weekly round-up of the best articles, news, and analysis on the writing and publishing industry.

 

Great thoughts this week about the kindle fire ... don't click through unless you have time to read since this list has LOTS of great links with more posts you'll get easily sucked into! ~ Carisa

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Reading Non-Illustrated Books to Your Children

Reading Non-Illustrated Books to Your Children | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
I love reading to my children and I know you do too.  We're all working towards the same goal...Raising Children Who Love to Read.  Yesterday, I started reading out loud my sons' first non-illust...
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The Future of Publishing: Like Minds

The Future of Publishing: Like Minds | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

With the full knowledge that we are plunging headlong into a confusing and bipolar introduction, let’s just say it: Publishing is concurrently dying a slow death, and exploding in growth.

 

The traditional magazine, newspaper, music, and book industries are all seeing the same cultural shifts influence their environments. It doesn’t take a qualified futurist to predict the further decline of the publishing industry as we know it, but it also is supremely apparent that the act of publishing, that is the origination of content for the purpose of distribution and consumption, is alive and very well.

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Cultural Anthropologist Mimi Ito on Connected Learning, Children, and Digital Media

Mimi Ito is a cultural anthropologist and expert in the field of digital media and learning, focusing on children and youth's changing relationships to media...
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How Do You Find Good Educational Apps? | MindShift

How Do You Find Good Educational Apps? | MindShift | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
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SLJ's 2011 Leadership Summit a Huge Hit

SLJ's 2011 Leadership Summit a Huge Hit | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

In the session "Authors Engaging Readers through Social Media," Laurel Snyder, Erica S. Perl, and Michael Buckley spoke about the ways in which authors can reach classroom and library communities through the web.

 

Snyder, for example, used social media to give away more than 800 copies of her novel Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains (2008) to schools and libraries. And this fall, she plans to Skype with 100 schools to read and talk with students about her latest book, Bigger than a Bread Box (2011, both Random).

 

"The entire initiative was accomplished via my blog, Twitter, and Facebook," all because she had existing relationships in these communities, explains Snyder. "I wasn't just shouting into the void—I was asking my friends for help."

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Kindle Fire vs. iPad: Which is right for you? - CNN.com

Kindle Fire vs. iPad: Which is right for you? - CNN.com | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

With Amazon unveiling its much-anticipated Kindle Fire tablet computer Wednesday, we may finally have a real tablet war on our hands.


In the nearly 18 months since the iPad went on sale, tablet rivals have come and gone. But Apple's device has remained dominant.


Amazon's new entry, though, might be different. Instead of crafting an iPad carbon copy and asking consumers to choose between them, they've pushed out a stripped-down and simplified device that sells for much less than the iPad 2 while skimping on some of that tablet's features.


If you're in the market for a tablet, though, here's the real question: Which one, if either, is right for you?

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Four years into the ebook revolution: things we know and things we don’t know – The Shatzkin Files

Four years into the ebook revolution: things we know and things we don’t know – The Shatzkin Files | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
One could say (and I would) that the ereading revolution is coming up to its 4th anniversary since it was late November 2007 when Amazon first released ...
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Storybook Apps: The New Children's Picture Book | Suite101.com

Storybook Apps: The New Children's Picture Book | Suite101.com | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Storybook apps are an easy way to self-publish children's books online. Here is great information on costs, web sites, and how to create apps for kids.
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Toddlers & Tablets: Apps are targeted at youngest users - Monessen Valley Independent

Toddlers & Tablets: Apps are targeted at youngest users - Monessen Valley Independent | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Toddlers & Tablets: Apps are targeted at youngest usersMonessen Valley IndependentChildren's apps have moved beyond flash cards and other basic tools to include interactive features.
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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Drink the Kool-Aid

Yesterday, an agent blogged about a speech she recently gave to Sisters in Crime. Some of the advice was fine. Some was archaic (no, writers don't need to attend conventions or volunteer for anything), but this was just downright awful:

 

"Do NOT drink the kool-aid on E-publishing. It's too early to be making sweeping statements about any of it. We're all learning this as we go and the right answer to almost everything is "we'll see what happens."

 

I threw up a little in my mouth when I read that. It's terrible advice, especially coming from someone who should have writers' best interests at heart.

 

Here are some sweeping statements I'll make, which can be verified ...

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Kids #AppFriday Deals: 30 September - The New AppFriday! - Fun Educational Apps: Best Apps for Kids Reviews iPad / iPhone / iPod

Kids #AppFriday Deals: 30 September - The New AppFriday! - Fun Educational Apps: Best Apps for Kids Reviews iPad / iPhone / iPod | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Big offers for you this week as Moms With Apps is introducing its new #AppFriday with Facebook Party and A4CWSN is hosting an APP PARTY. So get ready for some great deals! We will try to cover them all and apologies if we miss any.


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5 Essential Tips For Creating A Children’s Book

5 Essential Tips For Creating A Children’s Book | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

My son and I wrote the first draft of a children’s story over 2 years ago. Never did we imagine there would be dozens of re-writes.

 

We were inspired by his daughters, then ages 5 and 3, as they entertained each other with vivid imagination and storytelling. Each of us, accomplished authors on academic topics, thought we could easily transform their amusing dialogue into a children’s book.

 

Not so fast!

 

Those early steps led to quite an adventure—not just writing—but more importantly, the process of creating a unique product for a crowded children’s book market. After all, in 2009 alone, almost 22,000 children’s books were published in the U.S.

Undaunted, we took the plunge with unbridled enthusiasm and learned from our mistakes along the way. It was a humbling experience. Here are tips for avoiding similar mistakes and creating a high quality children’s picture book that will make you proud.

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Top 10 iPad Kids Books – My Preschooler’s Favorites | The Digital Media Diet

Top 10 iPad Kids Books – My Preschooler’s Favorites | The Digital Media Diet | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
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Survey Results: How Ebook Buyers Discover Books…09.26.11

Survey Results: How Ebook Buyers Discover Books…09.26.11 | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

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Disney Pairs Physical Toys with iPad Apps

Disney Pairs Physical Toys with iPad Apps | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Taking multitouch to the next level, Disney has released Appmates, small Hot Wheels-sized toys from the Pixar movie Cars, that physically interact...
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Crowdfunding – A creative way of funding your app development and marketing

Crowdfunding – A creative way of funding your app development and marketing | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Our feature this week is written by Jim McClafferty, the founder of Brain Parade, and the creator of See.Touch.Learn.™ Jim has been a software company CEO, has run his own consulting business, and has spent his career in various business...
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Kindle Fire an iPad killer? Yes. It's the price, stupid

Kindle Fire an iPad killer? Yes. It's the price, stupid | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
commentary The Kindle Fire is smaller than the iPad and has half the features. CNET's Molly Wood argues that it doesn't need the other half, because it's less than half the price. Read this blog post by Molly Wood on Molly Rants.
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How Important Will Publishing Software Become with the New Found Popularity of Ebooks? | Business 2 Community

How Important Will Publishing Software Become with the New Found Popularity of Ebooks? | Business 2 Community | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Ebooks have been around for a long time.  Well, long in computing terms but no time at all in publishing terms.  The attempts at creating ebooks began in the (How Important Will Publishing Software Become with the New Found Popularity of ...)...
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Alarm bells and whistles: Toddler book apps | Books | guardian.co.uk

Interactive versions of books for very young children are becoming mainstream. Are they enhancing early reading experience – or diminishing it?

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Cybils: The 2011 Book Apps Judges

Cybils: The 2011 Book Apps Judges | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Our newest category is also one of our most exciting. Judges will be looking at book apps that marry the ages-old art of storytelling with emerging technology. Round 1: Jeff Barger NC Teacher Stuff Sara Bryce Bryce Don’t Play Nicole...
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Toddler book apps reviewed – by a toddler

Toddler book apps reviewed – by a toddler | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Watch out parents, you can't tell your toddler off for drooling on your iPad anymore. Featuring voiceovers, soundtracks and interactive games, book apps aimed at babies and pre-schoolers are the latest way for publishers to piggyback on the digital revolution.

 

To get an idea of what these digitalised picture books are all about, I've reviewed a few of them – with the help of my two-year-old, Phoebe.

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