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Interesting news, reviews & trends in children's digital publishing from founder of Digital-Storytime
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Educational Apps For Kids: reading, advanced

Educational Apps For Kids: reading, advanced | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
One Dad's daily quest to find the best educational apps for the iPhone and iPad.
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Top Fun Educational Apps: Parents' Choice Award Fall 2011 - Fun Educational Apps: Best Apps for Kids Reviews iPad / iPhone / iPod

Top Fun Educational Apps: Parents' Choice Award Fall 2011 - Fun Educational Apps: Best Apps for Kids Reviews iPad / iPhone / iPod | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

The Parents Choice Award examines various products and now includes a special section for Mobile Apps for kids. The results for The Fall 2011 Small Screen have just been released and Fun Educational Apps thought you might like to know.


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Striving to Make a Difference in Children’s Digital Content | Grids Interactive Blog

Launching a new business led us to an unexpected discovery and has opened our eyes to the influential world of social media. As we thought of various ways to market our e-books, we came across some women who make it their business to be informed about products for their children – mom bloggers. We got to know some of the women who left careers to run websites or write blogs full time and we quickly realized how influential the parents of our target market could be. We want to introduce you to one of these moms, in particular, who gave a good portion of her time to get to know us while we came to understand how she started her website and why she continues to do what she does.

 

Carisa Kluver is a working mom, who made her website she began as a hobby into her full-time job. http://Digital-storytime.com launched in December 2010 and is an e-book/app review site. Carisa started the site after trying to find helpful reviews from other sites for the large collection of e-books she kept on her iPad. She quickly realized that the sites that she discovered did not necessarily provide the information that she, as a parent, was looking for ...

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Spongebob Squarepants vs. Caillou: Both of These Things Are Not LIke the Other

Spongebob Squarepants vs. Caillou: Both of These Things Are Not LIke the Other | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
It's impossible to conduct a thoughtful debate, or to build family media literacy, if we allow the conversation to be hijacked by pseudo-science that lends itself to flashy headlines.
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Dash and Ditto!

Dash and Ditto! | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Dash and Ditto is a fun, entertaining app for kids 3 to 7 that helps hone their skills while playing! Watch our video-review to see how and why you'll want it!

 

Dash & Ditto just dropped the price of their app to only $1.99!


The developers ALSO gave us promo codes to give away! Tell us WHICH @DashandDitto game is YOUR favorite at http://www.facebook.com/AppsforiPads , on our website review by clicking on the title above, or Tweet mentioning @AppsforiPads and either URL to enter up to 3x; once each way. Codes will be awarded randomly at midnight Sunday, 9/18 ET. GOOD LUCK!  

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How To Self Edit And Proof Read Your Book

How To Self Edit And Proof Read Your Book | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
aka Derek Haines...

 

Great editing tips here. I especially like using Find to dig out errors spellcheck is blind to.


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Digital Books for Children - Telegraph

Digital Books for Children - Telegraph | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Digital books for children are at the forefront of the revolution in the way
we read. Tim Martin explores the latest interactive picture books, which
come to life with a single touch.
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Reading fiction 'improves empathy', study finds

Reading fiction 'improves empathy', study finds | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
US researchers measure impact of reading JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer...
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Backpacks, Children, Nook, Kindle and Bad Posture

Backpacks, Children, Nook, Kindle and Bad Posture | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Backpacks, Children, Nook, Kindle and Bad Posture.
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Nosy Crow talks fairy tales, book-apps and making your own machine

Nosy Crow talks fairy tales, book-apps and making your own machine | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Stuart Dredge: As its second app Cinderella is released, UK publisher explains how it's straddling the book and app worlds...
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Self-Publishing Review | Blog | eBook Authors: Errors and the Dreaded Stigma of Self-Publishing

Self-Publishing Review | Blog | eBook Authors: Errors and the Dreaded Stigma of Self-Publishing | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Self-publishing and ebooks have carried a stigma from day one by naysayers and the traditional publishing world. They forecast the book publishing pipe filled with poor and unreadable digital content because of the self-publishing ebook author.
There has been an increase in errors and poor formatting introduced by the new digital books compared to their pbook counterparts to be sure. So what has gone wrong? And why are these mistakes happening?

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Here is a good rundown of the reasons why digital publishing has an image problem and eboks look like second rate products.  Like pollutants in a lake, error ridden amateurish work damages the image of the digital publishing environment for everyone - and tarnishes the work of people who do take the time to get it right.

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E-book Sales Jump in June, Print Plunges

E-book Sales Jump in June, Print Plunges | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
E-book sales rose 167% in June, to $80.2 million, at the 15 houses that reported figures to AAP’s monthly sales report and closed the first half of the year with sales up 161%, to $473.8 million.
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Trends – 100+ Reviews – To Narrate or Not to Narrate | The Digital Media Diet

RT @iPad_storytime: To Narrate or Not to Narrate?

 

Just in time for #StoryAppChat on Twitter - This week's topic is 'adding sound(s) to your story book app' ... 

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Using Word of Mouth (Not Media Attention) to Sell Books

One of the things that I’m hoping pays off is AuthorBuzz, which is largely invisible to the average reader, but I think is a great way of getting grassroots word of mouth going among the bookselling community.
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Why and How to Motivate a Reluctant Reader (1 of 2) | Resources for Teaching Reading

Motivation to read (& reading a lot) is important. It increases vocabulary & world knowledge and affects comprehension. Suggestions for reluctant readers are shared.

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Finally! A Book Creator App | Langwitches Blog

Finally! A Book Creator App | Langwitches Blog | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
I was thrilled last school year when our First Graders created their own Read Along Audiobook for the iPad. My regret was that while it was created TO BE READ on the iPad, it was not CREATED on the iPad.
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Writing App Requirements for Your Programmer

Writing App Requirements for Your Programmer | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Below are several easy steps to follow for communicating the intent of your design to your team members that are responsible for coding your applications.

 

Whether you hire externally or do it as a family, being clear and concise always leads to better, cleaner product results. Which of course, means more productivity for everyone.

 

We’ve listed several “steps” that we use as a team for creating coherence when writing our requirements: 1. A text narrative providing high-level app context, 2. A scope outline listing product features, 3. Detailed screen design, 4. A file inventory, and 5. Putting it all together in a readable and understandable workflow document.

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School Libraries Struggle with E-Book Loans | MindShift

School Libraries Struggle with E-Book Loans | MindShift | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

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5 Lessons for Parenting in the Digital Age Mashable 5 Lessons for Parenting in the Digital Age | The top source for social and digital news

5 Lessons for Parenting in the Digital Age Mashable 5 Lessons for Parenting in the Digital Age | The top source for social and digital news | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
As parents, it’s essential that we focus on our children's conscious, rather than habitual, use of modern technology. Heed these 5 tips.

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How the Crowd Is Shaping the Future of Storytelling

How the Crowd Is Shaping the Future of Storytelling | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
The traditional media model of gatekeepers is slowly giving way to niche communities that source and inform the creative process. The new era of storytelling is upon us, thanks in large part to the social web.
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Through The Wardrobe: Creating a Smartphone Picture Book App: Lindsey Lane

Through The Wardrobe: Creating a Smartphone Picture Book App: Lindsey Lane | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

I was very excited to learn from my friend and Vermont College of Fine Arts classmate Lindsey Lane that she had acquired the rights to her first picture book, Snuggle Mountain, and then created a smartphone app for the book. Finally, someone who could explain this mysterious process! I've interviewed Lindsey, and am delighted to have her here this week.

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iPhone/iPad Book App Review Cinderella - Nosy Crow animated picture book

iPhone/iPad Book App Review Cinderella - Nosy Crow animated picture book | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

The much awaited second book from Nosy Crow is here and fans of their first book app, The Three Little Pigs, will not be disappointed. Cinderella captivates readers of all ages and brings even more interactivity to the classic tale of a girl, her fairy godmother & a mysterious glass slipper. You can help Cinderella tidy the house, dress the mean step-sisters for the ball, and even pick the pumpkin to be turned into a carriage.

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(How to Turn Children's Books Into Apps) - Authors Guide to (Book ...

www.digitalkidsauthor.com Children's author, Karen Robertson, recently turned her award winning children's book into a book app (Treasure ...youtube.com...
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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: A Roundup of Reading Research

I have a child with dyslexia and one of my biggest ambitions is to help my children love reading. Mrs. Grace Adkins in our learning lab is an invaluable help in this way and sent me some links to current research on the topic.
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BBAW: Book Blogging Community Favorites | There's A Book

BBAW: Book Blogging Community Favorites | There's A Book | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
This is a week to celebrate all things relating to book bloggers themselves and everything we work hard to do to promote the books & authors we love. Today is all about Community!
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