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Interesting news, reviews & trends in children's digital publishing from founder of Digital-Storytime
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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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Guest Host for 9/25/11 #storyappchat: Red Jumper!

Guest Host for 9/25/11 #storyappchat: Red Jumper! | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Book Creator for the iPad from Red Jumper Studio on Vimeo.

We are thrilled to have Dan with Red Jumper with us this Sunday (September 25) to guest host our weekly #storyappchat. Watch for a transcript and join us on Sundays, 9pm, ET!

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Not Every Ebook is a Success, But it’s Always a Lesson

Not Every Ebook is a Success, But it’s Always a Lesson | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Ebooks have played a vital part in my business for all three of the years I have been operating. From free offers to successful products, these handy publications enabled me to earn quite a bit of money in three years, as well as grow an audience of over 11,700 members.


What I’d like to do for you today is go through a history of the ebooks I’ve written, and explain what I’ve learned along the way. My hope is that you will learn from my mistakes and failures as well as enjoy the experience of sharing in my story.

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Book Marketing in 2011 and Beyond - Wisdom From the Grandfather of Self-Publishing

Book Marketing in 2011 and Beyond - Wisdom From the Grandfather of Self-Publishing: According to Dan Poynt...
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SheStreams: Taking Your Brand Mobile

SheStreams: Taking Your Brand Mobile | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

This weekend at the SheStreams conference, Lynette and Lorraine are speaking on the topic of “Taking Your Brand Mobile”. We’ll be covering the details of the app marketplace learned from our own experiences, to share with those interested in creating mobile applications. This outline is a reference for session attendees which includes hyperlinks to case studies from our blog.

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The best iPad comic book apps and graphic novel apps

The best iPad comic book apps and graphic novel apps | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
A complete list of the best graphic novel and comic book iPhone apps.
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Top ebook app goes free! - Educational Apps For Kids

Top ebook app goes free! - Educational Apps For Kids | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Our friends at Digital Storytime sent me a note to say that one of their highest-rated apps, which we haven't yet reviewed, has gone free for a limited time! Click here to see their review, which includes a video of the app and a download link.
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Great Kid Books: Evaluating Book Apps for Children: a mini-series (part 1)

Great Kid Books: Evaluating Book Apps for Children: a mini-series (part 1) | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

I’m a school librarian, passionate about bringing stories and information to children in ways that will engage them and want them to read more. When we got our iPad in the spring of 2010, I was a bit sceptical - how were we going to use it?

 

But I was quickly surprised how each one of us in our family started finding ways they really loved it. I’ve been amazed how iPad book apps can engage children with stories they knew, but adding and integrating new content, encouraging children to interact with stories, and enabling young children to read stories by themselves.

 

Over the next week, I would like to take a break from reviewing specific books and take some time to start reflecting on what makes a Book App for children successful. Above all, I'd like to think about how books created in this new medium can engage children, can help them get excited about reading, can make books and information more accessible.

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Children and the Future of the Book « Commentary Magazine

Children and the Future of the Book « Commentary Magazine | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Over at the Atlantic’s technology blog, Edward Tenner asks whether children will save printed books. A historian of technology (whose 1996 book Why Things Bite Back ought to be required reading for the uncritical cheerleaders of technological progress), Tenner points out that, despite the “consensus of many e-book enthusiasts and elegiac traditionalists alike” that the codex is doomed, responsible thought about the future requires “alternative scenarios.”

 

And one possibility is that a younger generation will reject the prized possessions, the revolutionary amazements, of an older generation.

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Will Ebooks Destroy the Democratizing Effects of Reading? - Technology Review

Will Ebooks Destroy the Democratizing Effects of Reading? - Technology Review | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Could Abraham Lincoln have become president of the United States in a world in which poor children lack access to physical books? (Will Ebooks Destroy the Democratizing Effects of Reading?
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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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GeekPapas - GeekPapas 006 – Carisa Kluver

GeekPapas - GeekPapas 006 – Carisa Kluver | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Reading! Something that all GeekPapas out there should be focused on with their kids. Study after study has shown that reading to your kids a little every day from birth makes them better learners and life-long readers. There’s not many better gifts we’ll give our kids than a love of reading.

 

That being said, Justin (“Mythtickle”) Thompson and I talk about our own experiences with reading to our kids, and discuss some of our favorite books. You’ll find some links below to some of our faves. And of course, being good GeekPapas and all, there’s got to be some gadgetry involved!

 

The wonderful Carisa Kluver joins me for a discussion on iPad kid’s books. Carisa is the genius mom behind the site “Digital Storytime” (www.digital-storytime.com), which is fast becoming the go-to site for iPad book reviews and tips for using your iPad with your kid. The site is searchable by multiple parameters, and her Daily Deal page alone is worth checking out. There are top 25 lists, and over 280 reviews of kid’s books.

 

We talk about the state of the digital book industry, what you should look for when buying, what you should do if you’re a kid’s book creator and more. It’s a must-visit site, and Carisa is a joy to talk to.

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Great Kid Books: Evaluating Book Apps for Children: Narration (part 3 in a mini-series)

Great Kid Books: Evaluating Book Apps for Children: Narration (part 3 in a mini-series) | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

As a child, I adored listening to my mother reading aloud stories. I can remember sitting on my brother's bed, listening to her read Where the Red Fern Grows as we all got teary at the end of the story. And we loved listening to Books On Tape as a family on long drives.

 

I know from working with many students that audiobooks helps provide an essential way into longer stories that they would not be able to read on their own. So I'm fascinated with how professional narration is combining with visual stories in Book Apps for children.

 

How do we evaluate what makes a successful narration for book apps?

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The top 50 iPad apps – The Guardian

The top 50 iPad apps – The Guardian | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

It's the apps that bring the iPad to life. If you want to read a book, watch a movie, make a video call, paint a picture or just browse on the sofa, there's an app for you. We pick the best ...

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reading with children: ideas and activities | NurtureStore

reading with children: ideas and activities | NurtureStore | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Ideas and activities to enjoy reading with children (Carnival of Reading and Books)
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Marketing Kids Apps (Part II) – How Consumers Decide to Download | The Digital Media Diet

Marketing Kids Apps (Part II) – How Consumers Decide to Download | The Digital Media Diet | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

There are a lot of apps for kids in the app store, so many that even an exceptional app can get lost (or buried) not long after launch. So how do parents & educators find good apps for elementary school age kids (and younger) to download onto their iPads, iPods & iPhones?

 

Over the course of several weeks I’ve been asking friends with mobile devices, educators on Twitter and fans of our Facebook page just this question. I think their responses are really interesting and informative for app developers.

 

This list is in addition to the information in Part I - Marketing Kids Apps (Part I) – 3 Things No Amount of Code Can Fix.

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Mongo’s New Product Line: Apps, Stickers & Plush Toys

Mongo’s New Product Line: Apps, Stickers & Plush Toys | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
We have many features this week, but we’re starting with the next in Ahmed’s series of posts that were inspired by the MobileBeat conference.  Today he talks about how physical goods like stickers and toys are spurring more awareness of...
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Making Game Based Learning #gbl – research & principles – Learning to nurture ideas

Making Game Based Learning #gbl – research & principles – Learning to nurture ideas | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Game based learning weaves together a number of disciplines to create a learning experience that is cognitively engaging, with learning and autonomy privileged as part of the gameful experience. In my opinion, game based learning (gbl) is not “gamification” and gamified learning experiences does not equal game based learning.

 

To understand how to make game based learning work best, one needs to grasp interdisciplinary perspectives that underlie principles of cognition, persuasion, game mechanics, storytelling, immersive transmedia storyworlds, and various learning pedagogies both on a child/adolescent cognition development basis, as well as pedagogies that are “in flux” as they’re being developed and investigated on 21st century network learning such Connectivism and the Rhizomic Learning approach.

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Is The Internet Turning Books Into Perpetual Works-in-Progress? | The New Republic

Is The Internet Turning Books Into Perpetual Works-in-Progress? | The New Republic | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Today, e-books have made post-publication tinkering newly convenient ...

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