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Interesting news, reviews & trends in children's digital publishing from founder of Digital-Storytime
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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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Want to turn your picture book into a multi-media iBook?

Want to turn your picture book into a multi-media iBook? | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Like many writer-illustrators, I've long been fascinated by picture-book apps, and I've been wondering how I can take advantage of this new technology. David Fox runs a weekly Twitter chat (with Brooks Jones & Carisa Kluver) on the topic on Sundays at 9PM EST: #storyappchat. He is also the producer of a new picture iBook, entitled Are You My Friend? David agreed to answer my questions on how a picture iBook is made.

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What Digital Native children can teach the rest of us about tech

We’ve reached the point now where almost all the world’s under-18s in the developed world don’t remember a time when the Internet wasn’t a major part of everyday life.

Growing up with a direct connection to the whole world gives today’s children a view on the way the world works that is vastly different from the older generations. What can we learn from the ‘digital natives’?

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A children's book editor's site: writing, illustrating, publishing children's books

A children's book editor's site: writing, illustrating, publishing children's books | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
A children's book editor's site, with articles about writing, illustrating, and publishing children's books, as well as sample materials from The C.I. Guide to Publishing Children's Books.
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This article is literally just what I needed! I learned a ton about creating a book!

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» Consolidating Children’s Digital Content: For Better, Or Worse

» Consolidating Children’s Digital Content: For Better, Or Worse | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
The children's app marketplace is really beginning to refine itself. As with all change there are both positives and negatives, for us and our children.
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A little bit app-alled | Scottish Book Trust

A little bit app-alled | Scottish Book Trust | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
In this week's blog Tracy is left feeling disgruntled as her favourite children's book is turned into an unappealing app.
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That's the end of a quiet read: Now the ebook comes with added sound effects ... - Daily Mail

That's the end of a quiet read: Now the ebook comes with added sound effects ... - Daily Mail | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Daily MailThat's the end of a quiet read: Now the ebook comes with added sound effects ...Daily MailThe first multimedia ebooks - with sounds to accompany novels - will available this Friday in the UK The concept is already in use in the US, where...

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Kids App Friday Deals - 9 Sept. 2011 - Fun Educational Apps: Best Apps for Kids Reviews iPad / iPhone / iPod

Kids App Friday Deals -  9 Sept. 2011 - Fun Educational Apps: Best Apps for Kids Reviews iPad / iPhone / iPod | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
It’s Friday and time for some great offers. This week we have some top educational apps to build language skills and practice math.

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Mommy Blogs Fueling the Ebook Revolution | Grids Interactive Blog

As a new business launching our first product, we considered countless ways to market our company and our product. The Truly Great Noodle, a children’s app for the iPad, was an original story by an unknown author.

 

Grids Interactive had not yet made a name for itself as a publisher of premier interactive children’s books. Fortunately, we received some help through an unexpected source: mom bloggers.

 

Who better to discuss our interactive e-book than knowledgeable moms who make it their business to know what is good for their children?

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Cybils: 2011 Cybils Call for Judges

Cybils: 2011 Cybils Call for Judges | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
2011 Cybils Call for Judges

 

It's time! We're once again recruiting judges for two rounds of the Cybils contest.

THere's just two easy steps: First, everything you need to know is spelled out right here, or click on the "Judging" link on the top nav bar. Second, fill out our handy new form, which is right here.

 

Once again, the deadline to apply is Sept. 15th but don't wait -- many organizers begin filling slots immediately. One important change: if you wish to judge in the Book App category, you must have access to an iPad.

 

Thanks in advance to all those volunteering!

 

--Anne Levy, Cybils Overlord

 

PS: Don't email us to apply. The form is really all you need.

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What smaller publishers, agents, and authors need to know about ebook publishing – The Shatzkin Files

What smaller publishers, agents, and authors need to know about ebook publishing – The Shatzkin Files | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
As the shift from a print-centric book world to a digital one accelerates, more and more digital publishers are creating themselves.

 

The biggest publishers, with the resources of sophisticated IT departments to guide them, have been in the game for years now and paying serious attention since the Kindle was launched by Amazon late in 2007. But as the market has grown, so has the ecosystem. And while three years ago it was possible to reach the lion’s share of the ebook market through one retailer, Amazon, on a device that really could only handle books of straight narrative text, we now have a dizzying array of options to reach the consumer on a variety of devices and with product packages that are as complicated as you want to make them.

 

Free or very inexpensive service offerings through web interfaces suggest to every publisher of any size, every literary agent, and every aspiring author “you can do this” and, the implication is, “effectively and without too much help”. Indeed, services like Amazon’s KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) service, Barnes & Noble’s PubIt!, and service providers Smashwords and BookBaby, offer the possibility of creating an ebook from your document and distributing it through most ebook retailers, enabled for almost all devices, for almost no cash commitment.

 

Is it really that simple?

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Top 25 Essential Children's Book Apps for iPad Includes Treasure ...

Digital Storytime makes it easy to build a library of the best children's book apps with its new “Best of the Best Top 25 Essential Children's Book Apps for iPad.” http://digital-storytime.com/wp/?p=574. Having previewed over ...
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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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Frequently Asked Questions About Reading Aloud to Children

Frequently Asked Questions About Reading Aloud to Children | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Answers ten frequently asked questions about reading aloud to children.
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The transformation of the book industry: Disappearing ink

The transformation of the book industry: Disappearing ink | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Readers have never had it so good. But publishers need to adapt better to the digital world ...

DURING the next few weeks publishers will release a crush of books, pile them onto delivery lorries and fight to get them on the display tables at the front of bookshops in the run-up to Christmas. It is an impressive display of competitive commercial activity.

 

It is also increasingly pointless.

 

More quickly than almost anyone predicted, e-books are emerging as a serious alternative to the paper kind ...

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Great digital expectations

Great digital expectations | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

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TO SEE how profoundly the book business is changing, watch the shelves. Next month IKEA will introduce a new, deeper version of its ubiquitous “BILLY” bookcase.

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Book Buying Q?s: Are You Too Old for Picture Books? | There's A Book

Book Buying Q?s: Are You Too Old for Picture Books? | There's A Book | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Book Buying Q?s is a feature focusing on those things that influence your book purchases: publishers, authors, illustrators, jacketing, marketing, subject material, genre, etc.
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Top 10 Book Apps for iPad – Most Read Reviews at http://Digital-Storytime.com | The Digital Media Diet

Top 10 Book Apps for iPad – Most Read Reviews at http://Digital-Storytime.com | The Digital Media Diet | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

For this new top 10 list, I’ve gathered some data from our google analytics to see which of our reviews of children’s iPad book apps have been viewed the most by readers. The following apps are in order, showing off our most popular recommendations over the past year (2011) ...

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Top 10 comic book apps

We’ve rounded up our favourite comic book apps of all time right here. Whatever platform you pledge allegiance to, we’ve ...
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Has Technology Changed the Way Children Play? | MindShift

Has Technology Changed the Way Children Play? | MindShift | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Last spring, there was a minor outcry when the Auburn School District in Maine announced that it would be piloting a one-to-one iPad program with its kindergarteners. Part of the uproar involved the cost of the program — some $200,000. But much of it involved the notion that somehow young children should not be exposed to technology, that somehow iPads and other gadgets inhibit their imagination and make them play less — or, to slightly modify one of Apple’s famous logos, to “play different.”

 

But is that really the case? Has technology really dampened the way children play?

 

A new study (PDF) of children’s playground games and songs suggests that much of the outcry about declining kids’ play may be exaggerated ...

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Best iPad / iPhone Book Apps for Kids (September 2011 Edition)

Best iPad / iPhone Book Apps for Kids (September 2011 Edition) | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Chicago area Blogging Mommy of 5, Stephanie Manner Wagner, shares her day to day happenings, product reviews, kid advice, parenting insights, decorating tips, food recipe finds, sports mom experiences, and much more on her popular blog (RT @andtwinsmake5:...
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That’s MY book! Innovative Ways to Personalize iPad Book Apps | The Digital Media Diet

That’s MY book! Innovative Ways to Personalize iPad Book Apps | The Digital Media Diet | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Remember being little and writing your name inside a favorite book?

 

Children have written their names on bookplates inside children’s picture books for generations and there is no reason the digital revolution needs to get in the way of this tradition. In fact, the new ways that a digital book can be personalized go way beyond inking your name.

 

Many of the new children’s book apps coming to market are exploring the possibilities of making the story uniquely suited to each new reader. This is expanding not only the reader’s experience, but also challenging our most basic assumptions about the static nature of the future ‘book’.

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Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed - Eileen Christelow

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed - Eileen Christelow | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Named one of "The Best Children's Books on the iPad" - New York Times ★ "Definitely a must have for your preschooler's eBook Collection!" - Go Graham Go! ★ "This app has a well-deserved place at the top of the charts!

 

$0.99 Sale this week on all four Christelow titles from Oceanhouse Media - Full Review: http://digital-storytime.com/review.php?id=141

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