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Market trends, politics, technologies, media, and innovations at the crossroads of 21st-century entertainment and education.
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HarperCollins nabs rights to Minecraft fan fiction series

HarperCollins nabs rights to Minecraft fan fiction series | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The kids publishing giant has snapped up English-language rights to a popular Minecraft fan-fiction trilogy, written and self-published by US teen Sean Fay Wolfe.
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Now you're talking. Fan fiction trilogy for Minecraft gets the greenlight. Whee!

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HarperCollins and Aardman launch Hobbit app

HarperCollins and Aardman launch Hobbit app | Smart Media | Scoop.it
HarperCollins Children's Books UK has released a visual companion app developed by Aardman Digital and produced in association with Warner Bros.
Karen B Wehner's insight:

App, hmm?  From itunes preview smells more like ''enhanced e-book'' plus ecommerce portal.

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Book, movie and gaming deals in place for James Frey’s YA series

Book, movie and gaming deals in place for James Frey’s YA series | Smart Media | Scoop.it
HarperCollins US and UK have picked up the English-language rights to author James Frey's young adult interactive trilogy Endgame in their respective territories and its theatrical rights are now in the hands of Twentieth Century Fox.
Karen B Wehner's insight:

Will be very interesting to see how this goes down commercially, as arguably the first truly transmedia, big budget franchise for youth.

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