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Free McGraw Hill Apps for iOS - Limited Time Offer

Free McGraw Hill Apps for iOS - Limited Time Offer | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
In celebration of the forthcoming Digital Learning Day, McGraw Hill has a number of apps free in the App Store right now - the majority of which are usually paid apps. They are mainly aimed at elem...
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New Trends in Book Marketing: Mobile, Millennials and More

New Trends in Book Marketing: Mobile, Millennials and More | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
For Sara Lloyd of Pan Macmillan, book marketing in 2015 is all about mobile, millennials, and the interplay of real and virtual worlds.
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Of interest to those writing and publishing for the YA market.

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Picture Book Apps and the Case of the Vanishing Author | Digital Book World

Picture Book Apps and the Case of the Vanishing Author | Digital Book World | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Children's authors are too often cut out of the development process for picture book apps. Here's why, and what's lost when that happens.

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Thanks to Clarisa Kluver: A warning for children's writers.

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Textbook Transmedia

Textbook Transmedia | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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Thanks to Anna Jackson for sharing the Transmedia journey in academia in NZ and the work she does with Fiona Milburn. 

Macquarie University in Sydney is beginning to study this as part of their Writing for Young Adults course, taught by me (Jeni Mawter)! 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 31, 2:58 PM


"As New Zealand university students start a new semester, Anna Jackson reflects on the value of studying transmedia."

Jahmila Canale's curator insight, April 18, 7:40 AM

¡Muy original! Encontrado en sugerencias.

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Six Principles for Writing in a Multiplatform World. [#Transmedia]

Six Principles for Writing in a Multiplatform World. [#Transmedia] | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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Mike Jones says: "In a multiplatform world a Writer cannot be defined by a Medium". I also agree with his comments that in order to write, you have to be able to talk!


Those who write for Young Adults should find this of interest.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 23, 1:11 PM


Mike Jones:  "Long-standing tenets of narrative still hold, but if we’re going to live and work in a multiplatform world - where audiences are spread across many narrative forms, not conglomerated together around a dominant - then Writers may need to rethink their processes and even the definition of what they are and what they do..."

James Coombes's curator insight, March 24, 12:08 PM

"Technology has never changed what a Story is or what audiences expect of it. The commonality of Story between a stageplay, a novel, a film and a video game is much stronger than anything technology can throw at it."

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What Matthew Liddy learned in his first year running an interactive storytelling unit

What Matthew Liddy learned in his first year running an interactive storytelling unit | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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What the ABC is doing today will be of interest to all storytellers of tomorrow.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 17, 3:33 PM


Melody Kramer:  "The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC News) has been producing interactive stories for many years, but it wasn’t until February of 2014 that Australia’s public broadcasting company formalized the process and created a team to focus exclusively on interactive storytelling."


DRC:  This article contains a great list of software tools and insights into the process of interactive storytelling that are useful beyond the newsroom.

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SXSW: The dawning of a transmedia world?

SXSW: The dawning of a transmedia world? | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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Loving the exploration of new technologies to enhance the 'story' experience. Writer's for children and young adults take note!

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"This is the year for transmedia, writes Cedar's Kim Willis - where making an impact means giving people a deep, sensory and immersive experience."

Steve Seager's curator insight, March 21, 8:32 AM

Integrating 'live' is just the first step ...

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One Teen Story - Submit

One Teen Story - Submit | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Calling for young adult submissions to literary magazine One Teen Story!

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2015 Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report – Implications for Digital Books : The Digital Media Diet

2015 Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report – Implications for Digital Books : The Digital Media Diet | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, Scholastic published the 5th edition of their bi-annual report on children’s reading frequency, preferences and attitudes.

This report is one of just a few critical resources for anyone trying to make sense of the changing demographics and trends for young readers.

We discussed the survey last Sunday, January 25, 2015 on #StoryAppChat with our regular guests from the publishing industry. You can see our Storify transcript here:

https://storify.com/brooks_jones/storyappchat-transcript-for-01-25-15

Read the full report here:http://www.scholastic.com/readingreport/downloads.htm


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Of interest to all children's and young adult story creators.

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Transmedia in 2015

Transmedia in 2015 | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
I’ve been eagerly studying, creating, curating and producing in the transmedia vein for the past few years, ever since the cross-media me saw the light of transmedia storytelling in a conference ro...

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Thanks, Simon!

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, February 5, 9:30 AM

Some thoughts on where we are today, IMHO

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Nickelodeon Remixes Its Sitcom Formula to Adapt to Children’s Media Consumption

Nickelodeon Remixes Its Sitcom Formula to Adapt to Children’s Media Consumption | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
In an effort to counter ratings declines and children’s changing tastes, the network has introduced shows that have more nuance and sophistication.

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Tweens need powerful storytelling too!

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Karen B Wehner's curator insight, January 25, 10:41 PM

Seems about time that networks catered to smarter-than-ever tweens,

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Alex Garland’s Ex Machina: can a film about an attractive robot be feminist science fiction?

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina: can a film about an attractive robot be feminist science fiction? | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
In Ex Machina, Alex Garland – writer of The Beach and 28 Days Later – suggests that the brave new dawn of artificial intelligence will not kill off our crappy old gender dynamics. Helen Lewis meets him.

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YA story creators can't escape the Gender Issue in storytelling.

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White-Paper-How-Millennials-Consume-Content.pdf

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A surprisingly high percentage are still reading stories in hard copy. Key Message? Find and foster your fan base.

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SXSW 2015 Key Entertainment Trends

SXSW 2015 Key Entertainment Trends | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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Audience immersion and ownership are crucial.

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Christine Weitbrecht:  "As some of you may have gathered from my Twitter feed, I was back at SXSW this year. Just like last year, my time at SXSW has been incredibly inspirational and educational, and there are a few key entertainment trends that I would like to share with you."

Fausto Cantu's curator insight, March 31, 2:32 PM

 Tendencias del SXSW 2015

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Young adult books – 7 most interesting infographics and charts

Young adult books – 7 most interesting infographics and charts | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The best charts and infographics that describe the phenomenon of the young adult literature.
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The information is a bit old, but the flow charts are excellent resources for writers of YA.

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Updating Archie Comics for a New Generation of Readers

Updating Archie Comics for a New Generation of Readers | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
You may think of teen comic hero Archie as a 'nostalgia brand,' but a fresh look and edgier stories he is being updated for a new generation of readers.
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Archie is re-born!

 

Take note writers for young adults.

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French Children’s Book Authors Suffer Pint-sized Payments

French Children’s Book Authors Suffer Pint-sized Payments | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
With meager advances—often just 500 euros—and royalty rates of 3-8%, French children's book authors have much to complain about.
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LOVE this protest from children's authors in France.

"Authors soon to be naked?" due to dwindling incomes.

Relevant to authors world-wide!

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Apple's Haptic Tech Makes Way for Tomorrow's Touchable UIs | WIRED

Apple's Haptic Tech Makes Way for Tomorrow's Touchable UIs | WIRED | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Apple's new haptic trackpad suggests a future in which we won't just see interfaces but feel them, too.

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Bringing 'touch' to the storytelling experience is so exciting!

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Aaron Ozee's 10 Steps To Become Successfully Self-Published

Aaron Ozee's 10 Steps To Become Successfully Self-Published | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Aaron Ozee, a prolific 18-year-old self-published poet, offers his sometimes unorthodox methodology for becoming a bestselling author.
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A gutsy and visionary young poet! Congratulations Aaron Ozee.

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Text Prize

Text Prize | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Calling for entries for children's and young adult writers! This is a fantastic opportunity.

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How E-Books Have Changed the Print Marketplace

How E-Books Have Changed the Print Marketplace | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Nielsen offers specific figures on how ebook sales have affected print sales in adult fiction, adult nonfiction, and juvenile categories.

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Reading in evolution.

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Archiving Transmedia - What happens when the platforms you use to tell a story go away?

Archiving Transmedia - What happens when the platforms you use to tell a story go away? | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair, Karen B Wehner
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Wrestling with this myself!

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 3, 1:23 PM


Mike Vogel:  "Here’s a dilemma every transmedia producer faces… You discover a new storytelling platform–maybe you get in to their invite-only beta–and you create a story that uses the strengths of that platform. The platform gives you a powerful new way to express yourself interactively, but then something happens. Maybe the startup runs out of funding, gets acquired, or changes their business model. Suddenly the DNA of your story is no longer available to you. Your story can no longer be told."

Cindy Rudy's curator insight, February 4, 11:06 AM

Great points in this article!

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The Art of Storytelling in Gaming

The Art of Storytelling in Gaming | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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As story telling in gaming gets more sophisticated it will have a flow on effect to storytelling in all types of narratives.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 30, 2014 12:56 PM


Kamal Sinclair:  "Games have done more work to pioneer best practices in interactive and participatory storytelling than any medium since the ancient theater traditions. Still, questions continue to circulate about its ability to match other mediums in terms of complex and cathartic stories, nuanced and fully evolved characters, and empathy."

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Making "Tracks" Interactive--A New Book And App Update An Amazing Journey

Making "Tracks" Interactive--A New Book And App Update An Amazing Journey | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Photographer Rick Smolan is back with a new book that revisits a 37-year-old journey while pushing the boundaries of media interactivity.

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Australian epic journey now and interactive experience for story consumers!

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