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The Digital Media Diet Is it a small world after all? Creating Apps in a Global Village – Guest Post by Shoham Drori | The Digital Media Diet

The Digital Media Diet Is it a small world after all? Creating Apps in a Global Village – Guest Post by Shoham Drori | The Digital Media Diet | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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The Book App Alliance | Industry Leading Authors Creating Interactive Books For Kids

The Book App Alliance | Industry Leading Authors Creating Interactive Books For Kids | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Thanks to Karen Robertson from Treasure Bound Books for this.

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Three Common Mistakes to Avoid When Publishing a Book App | Digital Book World

Three Common Mistakes to Avoid When Publishing a Book App | Digital Book World | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
In May, I wrote a post called “Five Myths About Book Apps,” where I shared the most common myths my colleagues at the Book App Alliance and I have heard
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Karen Robertson shares her hard-earned insights - creator of Treasure Kai apps.

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New Frontier | Submission Guidelines

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Australian publisher New Frontier broadens its scope of children's publishing to include Young Adult fiction! Open for submissions.

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Why death is so important in YA fiction - The Guardian

Why death is so important in YA fiction - The Guardian | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Why death is so important in YA fiction
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If you read a lot of YA books you'll be aware of the dark themes permeating current plotlines.
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Conductrr Conference is for Creative Transmedia Enthusiasts | Nerd Stalker

Conductrr Conference is for Creative Transmedia Enthusiasts | Nerd Stalker | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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To be experienced on 17 October 2014

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A talk with Rob about the upcoming conference.

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Surveying Digital Comics after Amazon-Comixology - Publishers Weekly

Surveying Digital Comics after Amazon-Comixology - Publishers Weekly | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Surveying Digital Comics after Amazon-Comixology Publishers Weekly At a digital panel at Comic-Con, Smith said that for Tuki, just as in traditional comics storytelling, he attempts to engage the reader in a “joyful collaboration” with the artist...

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Writers for comics for children and young adults must embrace audience/reader participation and co-creation.

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Virtual Book Festivals Run By Major Publishers Take Off in UK : Publishing Perspectives

Virtual Book Festivals Run By Major Publishers Take Off in UK : Publishing Perspectives | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
HarperCollins UK's June virtual Romance Festival was a success; this week SF publisher Gollancz is hosting a festival combining online Q&As with real life events.
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Virtual opens doors for everyone around the globe. This is fantastic for all story creators.

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How to write an Essay: Stuff you wished your teacher told you! By Jen…

You start writing an essay with the introduction. Right? Wrong! Never start your essay by writing the introduction first. Confused? In How to Write an Essay, J…
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How often do students say, 'I can't write an essay,'? The simple answer is, 'Yes, you can!' When you know how...

 

Simple but effective tips for anyone hesitant to write an essay by Jeni Mawter. This SlideShare shows you stuff that teachers should have told you!

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Whyfinding: what pervasive gaming has taught me about 3D videogame design

Whyfinding: what pervasive gaming has taught me about 3D videogame design | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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Christy Dena shares her insights.

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Christy Dena:  "In this post I’ll describe my problem with (some) videogames, how I figured out the nature of the problem, and what it means."

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Extremely interesting discussion by Christy Dena about pervasive games, the fictional world we create overlaps with the player’s world. Dena includes external links to important studies and resources. I did not know what QWOP meant until this post (QWOP is a 2008 ragdoll-based Flash game created by former Cut Copy bassist Bennett Foddy. Players control an athlete named "Qwop" using only the Q, W, O, and P keys)

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Will Transmedia eat itself for lunch? Or is it the end of Storytelling as we know it?

Will Transmedia eat itself for lunch? Or is it the end of Storytelling as we know it? | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
S T O R Y T E L L I N G ... probably mankind's oldest communication megatrend. T R A N S M E D I A ... probably one of the most used communication megatrend buzzwords in mankind's recent history. T...

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With thanks to Simon Staffans.

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Three sensible amendments discussed.

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On Ya Bus: Picture Book Manuscripts Wanted!

On Ya Bus: Picture Book Manuscripts Wanted! | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Australian Publisher, Omnibus, open to picture book manuscript submissions!

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

Presented at the YALSA 2012 YA Literature Symposium in St. Louis, MO Nov 4-5.

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Kiss Kill by Jeni Mawter is Australia's first transmedia YA novel, published by Australia's first digital only publisher, Really Blue Books (2012). Kiss Kill Web Links:

 

 

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http://t.co/h3XUTe5t

 

 

 

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www.slideshare.net/jenimawter/transmedia_toe_dipping_2013

 

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/young-adult-and-children-s-stories/p/3995895138/transmedia-toe-dipping-2013

 

 

 

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Great to read about this. My YA transmedia novel, Kiss Kill, was published in Australia by Really Blue Books (2012). Its evolution can be seen on Slideshare 'The Future of Storytelling by Jeni Mawter'.

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The 3 Rules of Transmedia Storytelling from Transmedia Guru Jeff Gomez [2013]

The 3 Rules of Transmedia Storytelling from Transmedia Guru Jeff Gomez [2013] | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Jeff Gomez, president and CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment, a transmedia storytelling firm, will be conducting a one-day master class on "Creating Blockbuster Transmedia Story Worlds & Brands" at the new Made in NY Media Center by IFP on December 11.

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For any young adult story creator, this will be awesome! Jeff Gomez shares his 'all' about transmedia storytelling.

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Meeting the Smashwords Marketing Director

Meeting the Smashwords Marketing Director | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Jim Azevedo is the Marketing Director of Smashwords, and was in Sydney for the Romance Writers Conference, and then on his way to New Zealand for The Romance Writers Conference in Auckland and a ho...
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Anna Maguire from Digireado talks ebooks and funding with Jim Azevedo from Smashwords.

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Australian Children's Poetry

Australian Children's Poetry | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Showcasing poetry by Australian children's poets
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Di Bates should be congratulated for her efforts to foster Australian poetry and poets! 

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New Literary Agent: Rachel Brooks of L. Perkins Agency | WritersDigest.com

New Literary Agent: Rachel Brooks of L. Perkins Agency | WritersDigest.com | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
She represents all genres of young adult and new adult fiction, as well as adult romance (romantic suspense & urban fantasy). She also seeks fun picture books. (Writing new adult, romance, YA or picture books?
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New possibilities for Children's and Young Adult writers.

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Transmedia Storytelling for Social Impact

Transmedia storytelling is the intentional integration of technology platforms and audience collaboration into a coordinated story. It creates an immersive pa…

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Inspiring!

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Good deck on the social impact of transmedia projects.

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Wakakirri T.V.

Wakakirri T.V. | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Wakakirri is looking for Australia's best storytelling students in Primary and High School!

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Home - Asian Animation Summit 2014

Home - Asian Animation Summit 2014 | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Asian Animation Summit
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Anyone interested in telling stories through animation in the Australasia region, the Asian Animation Summit is open for attendance bookings.

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Cinema and second screen applications: focus on the film App and the Disney Second Screen experience

Cinema and second screen applications: focus on the film App and the Disney Second Screen experience | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

'Offering parallel narrations, scene enrichment and new leisure experiences, the film App and Disney Second Screen are revolutIonising the cinema experience.


In recent years, cinema attendance has been decreasing in mature markets, particularly within the European Union, where attendance fell 4.1% in 2013. In order to combat these falling numbers and to bring young audiences back to cinemas, industry stakeholders are developing with highly creative solutions. One of these approaches, known as second screen applications, has become a popular way of enriching the cinema experience.

 

Since the film App was released in the Netherlands in 2013 as the first second screen experience in cinema, other stakeholders such as Disney have jumped on the bandwagon...'


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Writing for parallel screens is not just relevant for cinema. Writers of all stories for children and young adults should be exploring the idea of writing for multiple screens!

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The producers behind 'The Giver' tried to keep film out of teen-romance land

The producers behind 'The Giver' tried to keep film out of teen-romance land | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The biggest fear for the author who gave us “The Giver” was that her dystopian novel would be reduced to a mushy teen romance on the big screen.

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What would Lois Lowry change in the book The Giver?

 

The character Chief Elder (the face of the orderly dystopian society, played by Meryl Streep in the film) would become more central to the plot.

 

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Storia Moves to Streaming Model

Storia Moves to Streaming Model | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
With the September release of Storia School Edition, Scholastic will move its digital reading platform to a streaming service.

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Thanks for sharing this Carisa Kluver. What will be the impact of needing wifi to read Scholastic publications for children and young adult readers?

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What are the implications for the digital divide if top choices like @Scholastic require wifi to read? Are low-income households ready?

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Sky Pony Press - Author Guidelines

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Call for manuscript submission/pitch from writers for children!

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NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship

NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Attention young adult writers in Australia. Applications are now open for the 2014 Varuna Fellowship for writers.

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

Presented at the YALSA 2012 YA Literature Symposium in St. Louis, MO Nov 4-5.

Via siobhan-o-flynn
Jeni Mawter's insight:

Great to read about this. My YA transmedia novel, Kiss Kill, was published in Australia by Really Blue Books (2012). Its evolution can be seen on Slideshare 'The Future of Storytelling by Jeni Mawter'.

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, August 5, 9:56 PM

Kiss Kill by Jeni Mawter is Australia's first transmedia YA novel, published by Australia's first digital only publisher, Really Blue Books (2012). Kiss Kill Web Links:

 

 

Amazon

 

http://t.co/h3XUTe5t

 

 

 

Slideshare PPT

 

www.slideshare.net/jenimawter/transmedia_toe_dipping_2013

 

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/young-adult-and-children-s-stories/p/3995895138/transmedia-toe-dipping-2013

 

 

 

YouTube

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scrdqYyXMF0