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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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The Fifty Shades Factor: Amazon Gives Fanfic Authors A Shot At A Publishing Payday With Kindle Worlds

The Fifty Shades Factor: Amazon Gives Fanfic Authors A Shot At A Publishing Payday With Kindle Worlds | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Chris Baker:  "Recognizing that the world of fan fiction has produced a bona fide blockbuster, Amazon is now turning fanfic from a grey market to a sanctioned revenue opportunity with Kindle Worlds."

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If you're a writer of fan fiction then I suggest you also check out: What Fans Should Know About Amazon's Kindle Worlds Program from the Organization for Transformative Works.


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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 2, 2013 3:29 AM

A new initiative from Amazon called Kindle Worlds, introduced yesterday, is offering fanfic authors a cut of the sales when their works are published through the program. Amazon’s first partner in this project is Alloy Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros TV Group, which is providing the licenses to the franchises Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and The Vampire Diaries.

 

Very interesting indeed -

JudithBriles's curator insight, June 11, 2013 10:39 AM

I wonder what Fifty shades of money to the lucky authors will look like!

V.Ferreira Machado's curator insight, October 23, 2016 6:14 PM
#SCEUNED16 TEMA6 Fanfiction.net 
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Why ebooks are a different genre from print

Why ebooks are a different genre from print | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Stuart Kelly "The differences in format are beginning to change the nature of what we're reading, and how we do it" ...

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An interesting look at the future of reading and our relationship with what we read.

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Digital Publishing for Filmmakers: The Karada and The Silent History [#Transmedia]

Digital Publishing for Filmmakers: The Karada and The Silent History [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Randy Astle:  "Transmedia by definition requires producers to work in more than one medium; the fun, most of the time, is in devising ways to carry a narrative (or narrative world) across different platforms" ...

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Randy Astle takes a look at two literary projects whose digital publishing strategies "can be extrapolated to film and transmedia projects for producers who aren’t interested in writing the next great American novel".

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 5, 2013 2:16 AM

Interesting - Click the headline for the full story.

Joakim Baage's curator insight, March 5, 2013 10:55 AM

The book business need this kind of thinking

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, March 5, 2013 11:43 AM

The future is now

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The next chapter: storytelling embarks on an interactive adventure

The next chapter: storytelling embarks on an interactive adventure | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

David Cornish:  Our hero, Publishing, tumbles forth from the Pit of Paper Projects in a flurry of dust and curses. His tunic is torn, his shield lost, and his future far from certain. Regaining his breath, he rises to his knees and looks about him [...]


Wired.co.uk investigates the attempts of the publishing industry to make the most of new technologies.

The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

A fabulously in-depth look at how publishing is meeting the challenges of changing audience behaviours.

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Asil's curator insight, February 6, 2013 11:42 PM

How can you not love a story that leads with a superhero?

 

readmusync's curator insight, March 24, 2013 6:16 PM

We are also making somekind of attempt, do you want to try it?

 

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Publishing Perspectives :
Despite Promise, Transmedia Publishing Still Mostly a Mess

Publishing Perspectives :<br/> Despite Promise, Transmedia Publishing Still Mostly a Mess | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Publishers still can’t quite work out what to do with the transmedia form, but they are trying. Some pioneers are slowly building a secret world of new literature.
The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

Whilst some of the examples listed in this article are transmedia stories, it's really an article about "new media writing."  Having said that, it's still well worth reading.  There's also a survey: Have You Ever Bought and Read a Transmedia Book?


Tags: Storytelling, Publishing, New Media, Transmedia

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When stories are more than paper: Transmedia trends in Young Adult Literature

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Update on Mark Staufer’s The Numinous Place – The Evolution of Storytelling

Update on Mark Staufer’s The Numinous Place – The Evolution of Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Britta Reque-Dragicevic:  "‘The Numinous Place’ is the world’s first truly multidimensional work of fiction – technology and creativity merge harmoniously to create a uniquely experiential new medium" ...

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Dirty Hands in Transmedia & Print

Dirty Hands in Transmedia & Print | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Emily Craven: "I have been advocating for over twelve months that the print book is a fantastic place to explore a multimedia experience, yet only a daring few are moving into the print/transmedia realm. In fact, as far as I’m aware, only one print book has taken that step into interactivity using my favourite free technology, the QR code, and that book is Awake by Joel N. Clark" ...

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Closer Look At Amazon’s New Kindle Serials: Part Dickens, Part TV

Closer Look At Amazon’s New Kindle Serials: Part Dickens, Part TV | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Sarah Kessler: "The story behind the emerging genre of digital serial fiction, from the writers producing it."

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Scholastic's Hit-Maker on Hunger Games, Digital Reading and Transmedia

Scholastic's Hit-Maker on Hunger Games, Digital Reading and Transmedia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Jeremy Greenfield: "We spoke with Scholastic VP, editorial director and publisher David Levithan about the success of the Hunger Games as an e-book and what's new in transmedia."

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Embracing “Transmedia” at BEA2012

Embracing “Transmedia” at BEA2012 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Pinwheel: "The phrase was very popular, especially in the digital zone, at BookExpoAmerica this year. I wondered why I hadn't heard the term used more often? Apparently, I wasn't the only one" ...

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From Pottermore to Frankenstein, a new kind of monster is being created

From Pottermore to Frankenstein, a new kind of monster is being created | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Claire Armistead: "Interactive ebooks that enable us to inhabit characters and rewrite the story are transforming our reading experience"...

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Penguin, Macmillan and Nosy Crow talk digital books for children

Penguin, Macmillan and Nosy Crow talk digital books for children | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
How publishers can make reading experiences that parents feel 'more positive about than Angry Birds'.


"The key theme: making great book-apps for children is very different from making books: it's a collaborative process requiring animators, coders, musicians and above all storytellers with a feel for interactive narrative."

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The Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Book

The Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Book | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Miral Sattar:  'At every writers conference or self-publishing panel the question that almost always inevitably comes up is: "How much will self-publishing really cost me?"'

The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

If this is an area of interest for you then I also recommend reading the discussion in the comments section of this article.

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Charlie Dare's curator insight, May 17, 2013 9:45 PM

Publishing and copyright are aspects of the creative process for making scripts story boards.Adaptations on themes are too common..

 

 

 

 

Asil's curator insight, May 20, 2013 4:15 PM

It really is a very comprehensive 'how-to".

JudithBriles's curator insight, June 12, 2013 7:41 PM

Savvy authors know that publishing isn't done at the five and dime. Get smart; get realistic; get planning.

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Beautiful Creatures, Terrible Numbers by Caitlin Burns [#Transmedia]

Beautiful Creatures, Terrible Numbers by Caitlin Burns [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Caitlin Burns:  "Building a foundation for a long running entertainment franchise requires techniques such as transmedia storytelling that expand narratives successfully across multiple media platforms, so that fans can dive deeper into the world in ways that feel authentic."

The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

Caitlin Burns makes the case for transmedia storytelling when marketing YA novel-based properties ....

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Normand Miron's curator insight, March 19, 2013 8:13 AM

Expanding their universe.  Doesn't take good old Albert to understand this ;)

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Serial Thriller

Serial Thriller | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Megan Garber:  "From literature to appointment television, episodic storytelling is flourishing" ...

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And, at the opposite end of the scale from binge viewing ... is episodic storytelling.  It's interesting to compare this with the recent release of 'House of Cards' on Netflix.

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 24, 2013 1:41 AM
Thriller série

Megan Garber :   " De la littérature à la télévision rendez-vous, la narration épisodique est en plein essor "...


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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 24, 2013 9:46 AM

Flash fiction attention spans get their audiences.  I'm personally hooked on the new WIGS channel on YouTube, where most episodes are between 4 and 8 minutes long.

 

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, February 24, 2013 1:56 PM

Okay, how many of you had this song immediately come to mind? http://youtu.be/nUP9A5IS-vo ;

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‘Transmedia’ storytelling could be the future for some authors

‘Transmedia’ storytelling could be the future for some authors | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Omar L. Gallaga:  "The word “transmedia” itself has come to represent a concept that doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone, especially in publishing."

The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

An interesting look at transmedia properties which have books as a key component.  In fact, Dynasty of the Magi has just won the award for Best Transmedia Project in the Publishing Innovation Awards.

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Parker Donat's curator insight, January 22, 2013 7:30 PM

For business storytelling to be a success there needs to be a good strategy around making money. Given that eBooks and apps are so popular there is a definate opportunity to tell a great story using these platfrorms to create a more engaged community. I haven't bought this book but it seems to really understand transmedia and the use of muliple patforms. And this book, Dynasty of the Magi has just won the award for Best Transmedia Project in the Publishing Innovation Awards

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Lessons from an author who switched from a commercial publisher to an audience-funded Kickstarter book

Lessons from an author who switched from a commercial publisher to an audience-funded Kickstarter book | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Tobias Buckell's "How I used Kickstarter to reboot a book series, and my career (and maybe my life?
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A great sharing of information and experience.

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Tech and Storytelling Part 2: Transmedia Novels?

Tech and Storytelling Part 2: Transmedia Novels? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Erik Wecks:  "I would argue that despite the distribution of storytelling across a variety of media platforms, in most transmedia stories one type of media carries the backbone of the storytelling. In this post, I want to talk about the potential for novels — long form fiction, based in text — to serve as the backbone for a transmedia experience" ...

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The Silent History Represents A New Type Of Storytelling On iOS Devices

The Silent History Represents A New Type Of Storytelling On iOS Devices | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Bryan M. Wolfe: "The Silent History represents a much different type of storytelling, and one that effectively makes use of many of the features of iOS devices, including portability and GPS" ...

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Watch a novel being written 'live'

Watch a novel being written 'live' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Alison Flood: Fantasy author is offering readers the chance to watch her novel taking shape, word by word, on a Google document...
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Transmedia Tuesday: Horror, Conspiracy, and Time Travel from Scholastic Books

Transmedia Tuesday: Horror, Conspiracy, and Time Travel from Scholastic Books | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Chaunton: "In the realm of Transmedia storytelling there seem to be some companies that get it and others that completely miss the mark. One of the success stories is the book publisher Scholastic" ...

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Why writing an app is different to writing a children's picture book

Why writing an app is different to writing a children's picture book | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Stuart Dredge: "Moira Butterfield and Nosy Crow keen to see authors and publishers collaborating more on book-apps."

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Maurice Sendak Had No Love for Ebooks, But They Would Love Him

Maurice Sendak Had No Love for Ebooks, But They Would Love Him | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Lance Ulanoff: "For those of us who grew up reading Where the Wild Things Are, which was first published in 1963, today is a dark day. Its author, the sometimes irascible Maurice Sendak, died at 83. He leaves this world without ever seeing his works on an Apple iPad, Kindle Fire or E Ink Kindle, and that’s just the way he wanted it."

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How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning

How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
What's the difference between an ebook, an app and an interactive ebook?


DRC:  This article provides an in-depth, but easy to understand answer.  It's well worth a read.

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