Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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How "Pepys Road" Takes You into the Fictional World of Britain's Coming "Lost Decade"

How "Pepys Road" Takes You into the Fictional World of Britain's Coming "Lost Decade" | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Some of the most intriguing innovations in story­telling these days are happening in the UK, where broadcasting networks, book publishers, and even newspapers have embraced the idea of creating immersive narratives that invite the audience to join in...
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Ricard Garcia's comment, April 12, 2012 2:49 AM
Molt bon Scoop, Montse! Molt interessant! Ja l'he posat al meu!
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Are books and the internet about to merge?

Are books and the internet about to merge? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The real question [to be answered] is whether we continue to value ebooks as books, or as webpages. Books are something we pay for. Webpages are things we read for free. Which model will win out?

 

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QR Codes - the Gateway to Augmented Reality Books

QR Codes - the Gateway to Augmented Reality Books | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Just imagine that you are reading a book and a QR code is printed on the page that connects you a video, connect with people mentioned on social networks, view a map of geographic place or be lead to website with more information or interactive...
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The future of books, today

The future of books, today | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
There is much talk of bright tomorrows for publishing at New York's Digital Book World expo, but how optimistic are readers?
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Transmedia and iBooks Author

Transmedia and iBooks Author | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
A few things transmedia is not:Transmedia is not covering your book with photos, illustrations, comic strips, wigs, makeup and heels. That’s called cross dressing. Uh . . . I mean...
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Emperor's Clothes - Lies, Damned Lies, and Ebooks

Emperor's Clothes - Lies, Damned Lies, and Ebooks | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
"The Emperor's New Clothes" exactly mimics the ebook industry of today. Publisher and authors, wanting to dazzle the world around them, are being cheated by the ebook platforms, which, in reality, are nothing but a watered down version of something that has existed for years.

 


Via Gary Hayes
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gizmoshelley's comment, January 22, 2012 8:11 PM
Would you please correct the spelling in the headline?
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Ebooks Go Transmedia

Ebooks Go Transmedia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
As the “Big Six” publishers decide how they’re going to publish and sell their normal text-based ebooks, some smaller publishers are moving on with ebook innovation. One such company, Chafie Press, has create its first “transmedia” novel...

 

[Read more on this @scoopit http://bit.ly/u7JIFq and view the multi-media assets associated with the original PR at:  http://www.multivu.com/mnr/53515-chafie-creative-group-immersedition-consumer-transmedia-ebook-app-fiction]

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Interactive [transmedia] ebooks take on fiction novels

Interactive [transmedia] ebooks take on fiction novels | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
New transmedia publishing company Chafie Creative Group is trying to breathe life into fiction novels with a new iPad app called Immersedition, which will showcase the written word and storytelling while enhancing it with an array of interactive...
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Read Me an E-Book Story

Read Me an E-Book Story | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Can kids' books on a tablet beat the real thing? A father of two takes a reading test.
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Transmedia: A New World of Opportunity for Authors and Publishers

Transmedia: A New World of Opportunity for Authors and Publishers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Spain's Javier Celaya outlines a strategy for publishers and authors to approach the opportunities afforded by the emerging transmedia marketplace.
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Transmedia: Books and Web Series, a Social Love Story

Transmedia: Books and Web Series, a Social Love Story | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
For all of you A.D.D. readers out there that hate looking at pages of black ink without pictures, thank the iPad for bringing pictures back to print...

 

[A look at transmedia trends in publishing.]

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Making Sense of Digital Books for Kids – 2

Making Sense of Digital Books for Kids – 2 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In my last post, Making Sense of Digital Books for Kids - Part 1 I looked at a number of categories to begin to understand how publishers and app developers...

 

[Part I can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/rIVzrR]

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Reading Redefined for a Transmedia Universe

Reading Redefined for a Transmedia Universe | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Once upon a time, reading was as simple and straightforward as decoding words on a page. No more. Digital age technologies have made such an impact on the way we interact with content that the old definitions of reading and books no longer apply.

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Lloyd Shepherd: My parley with ebook pirates

Lloyd Shepherd: My parley with ebook pirates | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
When the author of The English Monster found a request to pirate his novel circulating on discussion board Mobilism, he decided to respond himself – and was surprised by the results...


And his conclusion: "Could there be a platform for people to access books in places where local deals have not made them available through traditional channels; a kind of global meta-copyright which stands where no local copyright licence has taken place?"   This is an interesting idea but still follows the current geo-locked economic model ... I personally feel that making creative content available to everyone, everywhere, at the same time & price, would go a long way towards halting piracy.

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Children’s Books Go Multimedia, Multinational, Multi…Everything

Children’s Books Go Multimedia, Multinational, Multi…Everything | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
At Digital Book World, a session on digital children's publishing tried to answer the questions: How many of the old rules still apply? What are the new rules?

 

[Whether it's a stand-alone title or part of a transmedia initiative, this article contains some great stats and market insights.]


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The digitization of the music industry vs. the book world: the ultimate overview (part I) | FutureBook

The digitization of the music industry vs. the book world: the ultimate overview (part I) | FutureBook | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
"This series of blogposts originated on twitter, when a few people from both the book world and the music industry came to the conclusion that there has been written a lot about the developments in both worlds, but never before in one big comparison."
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How iBooks Author Stacks Up to the Competition [CHART]

How iBooks Author Stacks Up to the Competition [CHART] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Check out this chart, which compares the features of iBooks Author with seven other self-publishing tools available to independent writers.
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Blowing Up the Book

Blowing Up the Book | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
A new crop of digital books comes loaded with videos, songs, animated shorts and pop-up graphics. Is this the future of publishing?
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The digital future still is a mystery if you don’t publish “immersive reading”

The digital future still is a mystery if you don’t publish “immersive reading” | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

I have made previous mention of my notion that what has been one very cohesive trade book industry would “trifurcate”: break into at least three distinct businesses...

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The Future of Publishing – Transmedia, Independent, Open source

The Future of Publishing – Transmedia, Independent, Open source | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The future of books and publishing will change fundamentally in the coming years. We will see a rise in books that are a mixture of tweets, videos, Facebook updates, blog posts and pictures...

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When Content Meets Platform: Print Lessons in the E-Book Age

When Content Meets Platform: Print Lessons in the E-Book Age | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
E-books, audiobooks, Kindles and smartphones have revolutionized the way we read. But as platforms evolve, the stories they carry must change too. Wattpad’s Nina Lassam argues that when it comes to books, medium and message are intimately connected.
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Could Serialized Fiction Be the Future of eBook Publishing?

Could Serialized Fiction Be the Future of eBook Publishing? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what the eBook hype is all about? Is it just another fad? Maybe not. Here's an interview with a couple of guys who are using it to write serialized fiction.
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James Frey looks to link novels with videogames

James Frey looks to link novels with videogames | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Though he is best known as the author of the bestselling pseudo-memoir A Million Little Pieces—and for the on-air tongue-lashing he received from Oprah Winfrey over its fabrications—Mr. Frey has spent the past three years becoming a “transmedia” entrepreneur…
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Unlocking Narratives With Tech, Cults, And A Little Paranoia

Unlocking Narratives With Tech, Cults, And A Little Paranoia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Best-selling author Michael Grant has envisioned a world involving "transmedia" that goes far beyond mere text on a page or screen.

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Making Sense of Digital Books for Kids – 1

Making Sense of Digital Books for Kids – 1 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The world of children's digital books is quickly becoming as densely populated as the rest of the app world, if not more so. And why shouldn't it?
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