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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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Infographic: The Costs of Self-Publishing Your Book

Infographic: The Costs of Self-Publishing Your Book | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Ricardo Fayet:  "With the growing popularity of self-publishing, there is one recurring question I get from almost every aspiring author: How much should I budget?" ....

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Sara's comment, August 2, 4:15 AM
anche il self publishing ha i suoi costi, che è importante conoscere prima di prendere una decisione. Molto dipende dalle competenze dell'autore e dal tempo che vuole dedicare alle attività relative.
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How digital publishing is changing the face of storytelling

How digital publishing is changing the face of storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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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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Karen B Wehner's curator insight, February 7, 7:47 AM

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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Is This The Most Technologically Advanced Book Ever Published?

Is This The Most Technologically Advanced Book Ever Published? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Chuck Salter:  "A Google Ventures-backed startup partners with NASA, Microsoft, and satellite makers on a children's book of galactic ambition."

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Short story vending machines press French commuters' buttons

Short story vending machines press French commuters' buttons | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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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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Sushma Sharma's curator insight, November 15, 2015 9:30 PM

Wow what an interesting idea 

Karen B Wehner's curator insight, November 16, 2015 11:18 AM

Brilliant!

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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Fiction's Newest Frontier: Literary Geocaching

Fiction's Newest Frontier: Literary Geocaching | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Tao Tao Holmes:  "Ever heard of geocaching, or GPS treasure-huntingNow think literary geocaching: stories that can only be opened in specific locations that you have to find. Hidden fictions, where you inhabit the same spaces as the characters themselves."

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cyneth's curator insight, October 12, 2015 4:23 PM
So many possibilities
María Luisa Zorrilla Abascal's curator insight, October 14, 2015 1:59 PM

¿Otra estrategia para situar contenido en una obra transmedia?

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A Complete Guide To Self-Publishing Comics: Comfort Love And Adam Withers Talk Shop, Plus Review

A Complete Guide To Self-Publishing Comics: Comfort Love And Adam Withers Talk Shop, Plus Review | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Michele Brittany:  "Comfort and Adam use the term “comics” to encompass comics, manga and webcomics. Obviously, if you are thinking and researching the self-publishing route, this book is for you. [...] This book is also for creative individuals who are not looking to self-publish. As a freelance writer of popular culture, this book armed me with comic book industry terminology and knowledge that I did not have before."

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, June 3, 2015 3:33 AM

Writers of graphic novels for children and young adults will find this a very useful guide.

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RIP R.A. Montgomery, Creator Of The "Choose Your Own Adventure" Books

RIP R.A. Montgomery, Creator Of The "Choose Your Own Adventure" Books | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Charlie Jane Anders:  "Few book series celebrated narrative possibility and experimented with branching storytelling in as unique a way as the Choose Your Own Adventure novels. They were largely the work of R.A. Montgomery, who died aged 78 on Nov. 8."

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Sue Ward's curator insight, November 21, 2014 4:32 PM

Always popular with the boys in my libraries....

Greg Clemett's curator insight, November 22, 2014 8:39 AM
Interactive story telling
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Transmedia Storytelling Blog Series

Transmedia Storytelling Blog Series | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Cheryl Reif:  "[...] we're taking a look at this "new" buzzword in the writing industry, transmedia storytelling--what it is, how it works, and how you can use  transmedia storytelling techniques to reach more readers and provide readers with a deeper, richer story experience."

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Transmedia Storytelling Blog Series:

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Mills & Boon characters will email you back in new transmedia tale

Mills & Boon characters will email you back in new transmedia tale | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Liat Clark:  "After more than 100 years, the Mills & Boon franchise is crafting itself a digital future through a dedicated ereader app and now a desktop and social media storytelling platform, The Chatsfield" ...

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The World Wide Web at 25: Changing literature forever

The World Wide Web at 25: Changing literature forever | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jane Ciabattari:  "The World Wide Web, which turns 25 on 12 March, has brought about a radical revolution in literature – from e-books to Twitter fiction" ...

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Why Genre Rules e-Books, and What the Big Publishers Are Doing About It

Why Genre Rules e-Books, and What the Big Publishers Are Doing About It | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Graeme McMillan:  "There are multiple theories for the genre dominance in digital publishing, including the appeal of anonymity offered by e-reader devices, which don’t display the cover of a potentially embarrassing book for all the world to see."

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The New York Times’ Year in Transmedia

The New York Times’ Year in Transmedia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Sarah Salovaara:  'With the 24-hour news cycle and a tech-friendly public that is increasingly immune to putting up its feet and paging through a periodical front to back, The Times has found a way to fully utilize the electronic format, giving it a slight edge over its “archaic” counterpart.'

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E-Books Could Be The Future Of Social Media

E-Books Could Be The Future Of Social Media | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Michael Grothaus:  "In the future, e-books will act just like social networks. We’ll use them on our phones, share and comment right inside e-reader apps, and publishers will use our data to help them make better marketing decisions. If you think digital reading is exploding now, just wait."

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Dorothea Martin's curator insight, September 3, 2013 3:10 AM

Readmill, the social reading experience and book marketing on a whole new level:

“We thought that there was a huge potential in taking what Goodreads had done on social on the web for books, but doing that for a mobile integrated reading experience,” says Berggren. “So instead of having to read your book and then think, ‘Okay, now I have to go to Goodreads, find it there, add it to my profile, and write my review,’ we just wanted to let you share and review from inside of the book.”

“Authors and publishers get access to a dashboard where they can see the engagement matrix of a specific book and see how many people that start reading the book actually finish it, how long it takes, if they recommended it to friends, and how much they shared throughout that experience,” explains Berggren.

According to Berggren, modern publishers miss a lot of marketing opportunities for their authors because they don’t know where or when to target their marketing efforts. "

 

Carol Koechlin's curator insight, September 3, 2013 8:37 AM

Books of all kinds are often best when shared and enriched by discussions with others. Social media will make that experience available to everyone. There is great potential here for improved literacy on a global scale.

gillkelley's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:43 AM

An interesting perspective on the future of social media marketing.

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How Google Is Reimagining Books

How Google Is Reimagining Books | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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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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Photos: Century-old literary magazines are innovating storytelling on Instagram

Photos: Century-old literary magazines are innovating storytelling on Instagram | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Via Simon Staffans
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Olivia Goldhill:  "This year, magazines are set to struggle. As readers increasingly move online, print publications far and wide should expect to lose readers. But if you can’t beat them, join them—and by the looks of decades-old magazines sharing their content on Instagram, that’s exactly what several historic publications intend to do."

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, January 12, 5:22 AM

The cross pollination of media platforms is spreading...

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How Social Media Changed The Way We Read Books

How Social Media Changed The Way We Read Books | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Maddie Crum:  "The boundary between author and readers is disappearing. What does that mean for the future of storytelling?"

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António Maneira's curator insight, December 5, 2015 10:54 AM
Histórias cada vez mais partilhadas! A autoria que não é só do autor! “When it came time to write this book, I was therefore able to write directly to my readers, because I know them so well. For me, social media dissolved the border between author and reader, replacing that border with real intimacy.”
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Chief digital officer interview: Day in the life of Penguin’s digital storyteller

Chief digital officer interview: Day in the life of Penguin’s digital storyteller | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Nadia Cameron:  "Publisher's head of creative for digital and emerging products [Kylie Robertson] talks about how she's future-proofing stories through technology and why digital innovation is all about audiences" ...

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Is ‘Twilight Reimagined: Life and Death’ a hint at the future of Young Adult fiction?

Is ‘Twilight Reimagined: Life and Death’ a hint at the future of Young Adult fiction? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Marana Whyte:  "Twilight Reimagined: Life and Death took us all by surprise, but it might be a sign of things to come in major series."

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Cooperative Model Boosts Independent & Transmedia Content

Cooperative Model Boosts Independent & Transmedia Content | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jacob Devaney:  "Digital technology is democratizing publishing while leveling the playing field for content creators. At the same time, a cooperative model is also emerging for other aspects of publishing that includes marketing and distribution...."

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Book List: The Best of Transmedia & Alternate Format Storytelling

Book List: The Best of Transmedia & Alternate Format Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Books are amazing in the way that they can create a whole world using nothing but words. That being said, there is also something to be said for transmedia storytelling"  ...

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A great reading list from Angela J. (12th grade).

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The Hows and Whys of Metadata for Authors

The Hows and Whys of Metadata for Authors | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Sarah Juckes:  "The word metadata sounds potentially confusing but is really very simple. Its direct translation is “data about data.” When we’re talking about books, it simply means all the information about your book that isn’t the story itself" ...

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Beyond the mirror [an interview with Cornelia Funke #Transmedia]

Beyond the mirror [an interview with Cornelia Funke #Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Renowned fantasy author Cornelia Funke talks with Transmedia NZ's Fiona Milburn about working with Guillermo del Toro's Mirada Studios on extending her MirrorWorld series beyond the printed page.

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Cornelia Funke:  "This world is visible for my fans now.  I can invite all MirrorWorlders to see and touch and go through the Mirror."

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Publishers Are Warming to Fan Fiction, But Can It Go Mainstream?

Publishers Are Warming to Fan Fiction, But Can It Go Mainstream? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Rachel Edidin:  "Literary publishing's uneasy relationship with fan fiction has been complicated by the realization that fandom is a huge potential market—one already stocked with both prolific authors and enthusiastic readers.  But how to tap that market is a dilemma that few publishers seem quite prepared to engage."

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Transmedia Story Stream: Don't just read a book--play it!

Transmedia Story Stream: Don't just read a book--play it! | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Karen Snyder:  "Transmedia Story Stream, the Zynga of ebooks, is a revolutionary platform which blends Facebook video game mechanics with ebooks to allow authors to build, distribute and engage fans in multi-media story worlds" ...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, January 19, 2014 11:55 AM

Transmedia Story Stream, the Zynga of ebooks, is a revolutionary platform which blends Facebook video game mechanics with ebooks to allow authors to build, distribute and engage fans in multi-media story worlds. Instead of downloading a static, dead ePub, readers can log onto story worlds that are alive with fans and friendship and earn rewards while reading. Don’t just read a book – play it!

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Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, January 24, 2014 11:06 PM

Dare to be different.

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, February 10, 2014 9:42 PM

In beta and coming soon...

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Inside J.J. Abrams’s Brain-Bending Book-Within-a-Book

Inside J.J. Abrams’s Brain-Bending Book-Within-a-Book | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Joe Berkowitz:  "Doug Dorst is co-author of S., a book that takes place within the margins of another book (it's complicated). Here, Dorst reveals how he collaborated with J.J. Abrams to create a kind of printed alternate reality game."

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Peg Gillard's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:52 PM

This looks incredibley creative and exciting!