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Ladybird drops branding books ‘for boys’ or ‘for girls’

Ladybird drops branding books ‘for boys’ or ‘for girls’ | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Much-loved publisher of books for youngsters says it does not want ‘to be seen to be limiting children in any way’
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Hallelujah!

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On transmedia secret sauce, and kindling youth reading without burning the book

On transmedia secret sauce, and kindling youth reading without burning the book | Smart Media | Scoop.it
(via The bookseller.com & Patrick Carman.com)

Engaging kids to read books ( the paper kind ), is proving to be an adventure for many traditional publishers. In response to tectonic shifts in...
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Amazon Moves Into Kids Books, Acquires Marshall Cavendish

Amazon Moves Into Kids Books, Acquires Marshall Cavendish | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Amazon.com will acquire over 450 titles of Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books, a leader in educational and classroom digital solutions.
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Nonfiction, Common Core, and More: An ABPA Panel

Nonfiction, Common Core, and More: An ABPA Panel | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Spirits were high during a candid and informal ABPA discussion about shifts and trends in the children's publishing industry, held on April 22 in New York City.
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Interesting that major publishers reluctant to explicitly link content to Common Core standards, even while embracing opportunities it creates.

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Random House Editorial Director on E-Books and Transmedia | Digital Book World

Random House Editorial Director on E-Books and Transmedia | Digital Book World | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Random House editorial director and transmedia producer Tricia Pasternak discusses digital books, why much transmedia is genre, and when a book is more than just a book. (RT @DigiBookWorld: When is a book not a book?


Via Anthea Foyer, cynthia jabar
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How Will We Read: Children's Books? | Education News

How Will We Read: Children's Books? | Education News | Smart Media | Scoop.it

C. M. Rubin interviews Karen Lotz, President of Candlewick Press, the largest independent children's publisher in the US, about the future of children's books, eReaders, and tablets.

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