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Market trends, politics, technologies, media, and innovations at the crossroads of 21st-century entertainment and education.
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How Google Is Reimagining Books

How Google Is Reimagining Books | Smart Media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 8, 2:43 PM


Meg Miller:  "Editions At Play sees designers and authors working simultaneously to build a new type of e-book from the ground up."

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Short story vending machines press French commuters' buttons

Short story vending machines press French commuters' buttons | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Brilliant!

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 15, 2015 4:52 AM


The Guardian:  "A publisher is doing brisk business dispensing free fiction from machines in Grenoble, to help readers make the most of ‘dead time’ on their journeys" ,,,

Sushma Sharma's curator insight, November 15, 2015 9:30 PM

Wow what an interesting idea 

Robin Fearon's curator insight, March 31, 6:35 AM


The Guardian:  "A publisher is doing brisk business dispensing free fiction from machines in Grenoble, to help readers make the most of ‘dead time’ on their journeys" ,,,

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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?


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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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How digital publishing is changing the face of storytelling

How digital publishing is changing the face of storytelling | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
Karen B Wehner's insight:

YES: "It isn’t romanticised print-book-in-hand ideologies that concern us as we plunge into narratives, it’s the voice of a storyteller."

 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 6, 2:51 PM


Charlotte Sabin:  "We’re entering a new world of storytelling, in which digital exists as an experience; a visceral exploration of a story outside of a print book."

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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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