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Interesting news, reviews & trends in children's digital publishing from founder of Digital-Storytime
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Demibooks® Composer, First iPad-Based Platform for Creating Interactive Books, Now Available in the App Store - sacbee.com

Demibooks® Composer, First iPad-Based Platform for Creating Interactive Books, Now Available in the App Store - sacbee.com | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Chicago-based digital publishing technologies company, announces the launch of Demibooks® Composer in the App store. Composer is the first iPad-based software platform for creating children's interactive book apps with realistic physics, animation, sounds and visual effects. Demibooks had previewed Composer at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco last week.

 

Composer is affordable, versatile and incredibly easy to use. The creative process is entirely code-free and takes place right on the tablet device itself extending the interactive nature of the book app into the creative process. FREE for a limited time!!!

 

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/09/21/3926655/demibooks-composer-first-ipad.html#ixzz1YbpeMFnz

 

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If I Could Disrupt TechCrunch (thoughts on parenting and education)

If I Could Disrupt TechCrunch (thoughts on parenting and education) | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
I recently viewed the startup presentations from TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. I focused on the pitches dealing with solutions for education, because that subject is most critical to me as a parent.
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Storytime Goes Digital - Should We Be Afraid?

Storytime Goes Digital - Should We Be Afraid? | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Filed under: In The News, Books for Kids Could e-readers mean an end for printed books for kids? Credit: Dan Kitwood, Getty Images. Apple added a slew of children's titles to its iBookstore this week.

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Android Case Study: Publishing a children's interactive app - Eyes ...

Android Case Study: Publishing a children's interactive app - Eyes ... | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
This involves publishing a childrens book app, The Odyssey, which converts the classic story into an interactive format for kids. The case study is written by Sara Chang of the husband and wife team at Peegos Publishing, and ...
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Picturebook - Maplekey Company

Picturebook - Maplekey Company | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

 

I'm checking out Picturebook for the iPad.

 

As a special promotion for yesterday's International Talk Like a Pirate Day, they are offering their Pirates collection of images free of charge until Midnight Pacific Time today. Check it Out!

 

Have a look at their promo video at http://bit.ly/picturebookApp

 

- John


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How Publishers Are Failing To Deal With Ebooks And Ereaders | eBookanoid.com

How Publishers Are Failing To Deal With Ebooks And Ereaders | eBookanoid.com | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Jim Fallone's thoughts about why the world's publishers are failing to cope with ebooks and ereaders - They have taken the wrong road he feels,...

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Are book apps the next chapter for ebooks?

Are book apps the next chapter for ebooks? | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Publishers are going beyond ebooks, writes Shane Richmond, and experimenting with books as apps.
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FTC proposes stricter online privacy rules for children - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

FTC proposes stricter online privacy rules for children - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog) | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
International Business TimesFTC proposes stricter online privacy rules for childrenSeattle Post Intelligencer (blog)The Federal Trade Commission today issued proposed revisions to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule, in an effort to...
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Starbucks and iTunes now giving away free e-books, iOS apps, are TV shows next? | Book139

Starbucks and iTunes now giving away free e-books, iOS apps, are TV shows next? | Book139 | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Good news! besides the delightful Pumpkin Spice latte we look forward to (http://t.co/hJ6Xw8pV ;) Starbucks and iTunes now giving away free e-books, iOS apps, are TV shows next?
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Children’s books: the new value chain is a work-in-progress – The Shatzkin Files

Children’s books: the new value chain is a work-in-progress – The Shatzkin Files | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
It occurred to us about a year ago that the children's book business was wide open for disruption from new players outside the publishing business. Alr ...
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FTC wants stricter rules on children's privacy online | TG Daily

FTC wants stricter rules on children's privacy online | TG Daily | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
The amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) wants to change the definition of 'personal information' to include geolocation data and unique device identifiers, such as those used bytracking ...
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10 Things to Consider when Pricing E-Books « IBPA-Publishing's ...

One grand thing about e-books is, since there is no printing involved, once edited, designed, typeset, and formatted, the cost of an e-book is zero. Another is that the retail price a publisher sets can vary day to day.

But, with these two advantages, what does a publisher need to be concerned about when pricing an e-book? Vook, the innovative company that melds books with video, has issued a splendid white paper that goes a long way toward answering this question.

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The Children’s Authors Who Broke the Rules

The Children’s Authors Who Broke the Rules | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss challenged the conception of what a children’s book should be — and children’s literature, happily, has never been the same.
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ustwo talks Papercut, iPad fiction and interactive storytelling

It's an interesting time for book publishers in the app world, to say the least. The creative potential of apps is vast, and still largely untapped. Most publishers are experimenting with apps with varying levels of budget and ambition, across genres including adult fiction, non-fiction, education and children's books.

 

While some book-apps have done well – Alice for iPad made a packet, and Faber's The Waste Land recouped in less than two months – there's a creeping sense elsewhere that apps aren't (yet) as lucrative as many publishers hoped.

 

Design studio ustwo was one of the first companies to blow that issue out in the open, when its co-founder Matt Mills (known simply as Mills within the industry) told a books conference that ustwo's acclaimed Nursery Rhymes with StoryTime book-app had only made ...

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6 Key Takeaways From Aptara’s 3rd Annual Survey of Ebook Publishers | Digital Book World

6 Key Takeaways From Aptara’s 3rd Annual Survey of Ebook Publishers | Digital Book World | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

 Data from  epublishing  2009-2011: Amazon generates significantly more ebook sales than EPUB-based platforms and devices. However, EPUB eclipses the Amazon Kindle as the most widely targeted ebook platform.


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Beyond Reading – Top 10 iPad Book Apps with the Best ‘Extras’ | The Digital Media Diet

Beyond Reading – Top 10 iPad Book Apps with the Best ‘Extras’ | The Digital Media Diet | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

While a book app really needs a written story to qualify as a book, the ‘app’ part allows for so much more. Many book apps also contain games, puzzles and other ‘extras’, either within the pages of the book or bundled together with the app (often accessible from the title page or settings).

 

Books like this make great apps for times when you need a little more ‘edutainment’ value along with ...

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Why Gamification is Key to Publishing's Future | Publishing ...

Why Gamification is Key to Publishing's Future | Publishing ... | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Gabe Zicherman explains that most people don't buy books for a love of reading, but to be transported to another reality -- something gamification can deliver.
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Illustrated eBooks on the iBookstore: Tips & Key Learnings

Tips tricks and trends for a more effective digital publishing strategy.

A recent report on the digital book industry shows that the tablet is overtaking the dedicated e-reader and leading the way in the battle of the e-reading devices.
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Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom

Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
With the advent of the 2011/2012 school year, teachers who have access to mobile technology are scrambling to find the best education apps for the iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone.

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Book Apps To Watch - Iphone App Reviews

iphone Book Apps To Watch http://t.co/l4zPYTKf...
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10 Interesting and Innovative E-Books/Apps

10 Interesting and Innovative E-Books/Apps | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Please see my previous posts about what I mean when I speak of innovation and e-books. With that in mind — and with an open mind, I promise — here are some of my favorite “innovative” (or okay, at least interesting) e-book apps.
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Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value

Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Schools are embracing digital learning, but evidence is scarce that the expensive technology is improving educational outcomes.
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E-books push deeper into interactive territory

E-books push deeper into interactive territory | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
If there's already a tablet in your house — an iPad or an Android-driven one — then this fall, e-books will be all about interactivity. If you don't have a tablet yet, keep your eye on Amazon.
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Make your own e-books with Book Creator for iPad | Apps Playground

Make your own e-books with Book Creator for iPad | Apps Playground | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
There are lots of great book-apps available for your children on iPad, but how about creating one yourself? Don't worry, this doesn't involve learning to code, design and submit to Apple. A new app called Book Creator for iPad ...
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This Week in Children's Apps: September 15, 2011

This Week in Children's Apps: September 15, 2011 | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
New to the children's apps market Cinderella, the classic fairy tale now brought to the App Store with full interactive features.
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