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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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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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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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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?"'

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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."

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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."

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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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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!

 

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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!

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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.

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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.
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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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