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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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Want to Write for Video Games? 7 Top Tips : Publishing Perspectives

Want to Write for Video Games? 7 Top Tips : Publishing Perspectives | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Many writers would like to try their hand at writing for the video games. Here are a few top tips on how to get started.
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Mark Piesing shares these tips that may be of interest to children and young adult writers.

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Engaging the Reluctant Reader and Reluctant Writer: A teacher's res...

This is a resource for literature and communications instructors. It is part of a presentation Debbie Elicksen and Kim Greyson gave at the Palliser Teachers'...
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Practical tips to engage young readers and writers.

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Monash Prize | Emerging Writers' Festival

Monash Prize | Emerging Writers' Festival | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Great opportunity for young Australian and New Zealand Writers!

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12 Pop Culture Icons Reimagined As Little Golden Books

12 Pop Culture Icons Reimagined As Little Golden Books | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
What if childhood nostalgia grew up with us? (Ready for Game of Thrones?
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Scary but funny too.

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Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly

Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Evolution of storytelling created for iversity.com.

Origins of storytellingAncient Egyptian storiesAncient Greek poetsShadowplay in AsiaTroubadoursPrinting pressShakespeare's playsMovies & radioGolden age of tvInternetTransmedia storytellingAlternate reality games
Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
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I have a Slideshare that aligns with this, based on my experience with the young adult multi-platform novel, Kiss Kill.

 

Found at:http://www.slideshare.net/jenimawter/the-future-of-story-telling-transmedia-toe-dipping-2013

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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 5, 5:11 AM

Good story told on this infographic. For those leaders who know that nothing beats telling a good story :)

Marta Torán's curator insight, April 6, 2:56 AM

Genial!

Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 10, 3:04 PM

Another interesting infographic

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Disney, Nick and Sprout dish on creating content for the digital-first age

Disney, Nick and Sprout dish on creating content for the digital-first age | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
As viewing migrates to streaming and mobile, kids' networks open up about recent digital launches and how they plan to serve and attract these very early digital adopters.

Via Karen B Wehner
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Reading without interaction is becoming obsolete.

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Who Gets To Be A Superhero? Race And Identity In Comics

Who Gets To Be A Superhero? Race And Identity In Comics | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Comic's characters finally catching up with reading demographics! 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 23, 2:16 AM


Gene Demby:  "Artist Orion Martin recently posted several images reimagining X-Men characters as people of color. This touched off a conversation about race in comic book worlds, and how these comic book depictions relate to real life."

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 23, 3:14 AM

Interesting reading.

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Ray Koppe Young Writers Residency | Australian Society of Authors

Ray Koppe Young Writers Residency | Australian Society of Authors | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The annual Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency offers a week’s stay at Varuna, The Writers’ House in Katoomba NSW to an unpublished writer under 30.
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Fantastic opportunity for young writer's! Applications close soon... 

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Self-publishing

Self-publishing | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Australian Society of Authors and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators team up for an event on How to Self Publish children's and young adult books!

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Room to Read

Room to Read | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Congratulations to Room to Read's for their nomination for the World's Children Prize and bringing children and books together.

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Major New Arabic Ebookstore Seeing Early Success : Publishing Perspectives

Major New Arabic Ebookstore Seeing Early Success : Publishing Perspectives | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Kotobi.com, a major new Arabic ebookstore launched at this year's Cairo Book Fair, has potential to be a gamechanger for publishing in the region.
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Arabic Children and Young Adults embracing digital reading.

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Toca talks: Why freedom is best for kids and apps

Toca talks: Why freedom is best for kids and apps | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
There's something about Scandinavia. The Northern European region has bred such blockbuster brands as Lego, Minecraft and Toca Boca, the latter of which currently has 12 apps in the iTunes top 40 - that's more than Disney and Nickelodeon combined. Toca Boca creative director Jens Peter de Pedro talks to iKids about organizing and infusing freedom into products, and why children's digital platforms must learn to loosen up.
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Thanks to iKids Digital!

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Sony exits and the ebook business loses an original player – The Shatzkin Files

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The giants of ebook retailing remain the same.

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How Writers Can Work with Games Developers : Publishing Perspectives

How Writers Can Work with Games Developers : Publishing Perspectives | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
At the London Book Fair last week experts in video games development shared their insight on how writers can break into the lucrative and growing industry.
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Thanks to Mark Piesing

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Written Portraits - Creative Writing Competition for Australian Teens

Written Portraits - Creative Writing Competition for Australian Teens | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Written Portraits is a short story competition for Australian teenagers, with cash prizes and the opportunity to have their story published
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Go for it!

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How Do You End A Transmedia Project? | Transmedia

How Do You End A Transmedia Project? | Transmedia | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
We tracked down a few transmedia makers to get their thoughts. (How Do You End A Transmedia Project? (How Do You End A Transmedia Project?: We tracked down a few transmedia makers to get their thoughts.
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Have been wrestling with this regarding my Young Adult transmedia story, Kiss Kill. It's a problem ...

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The comics business: from idea to print | Australian Society of Authors

The comics business: from idea to print | Australian Society of Authors | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
This course will guide participants through the process of creating a comic book or graphic novel from story development and scripting to assembling a creative team, art production, pitching to publishers, self publishing, distribution and marketing. This course is theory only.
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Fantastic course for those interested in telling stories for children and young adults via comics and graphic novels. 

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Children’s Books: A Shifting Market

Children’s Books: A Shifting Market | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

PW examines the current state of children's publishing with a look at who's buying, what they're buying, where they're buying, and in what formats.


Via Carisa Kluver
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With thanks to Clarisa Kluver.

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, March 28, 8:33 PM

"Despite the important inroads made by e-books, the Nielsen numbers show that the majority of children’s books bought are still print books and are still acquired through physical stores. "

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Some things I will be looking to learn more about at London Book Fair - The Shatzkin Files

The London Book Fair is an every-second-or-third-year thing for me, going back many decades. From an English-centric perspective, it is like a mini-Frankfurt. All the UK players are there and a lot of US senior executives. But because it is so accessible to the Continent, you can get a taste of how things look to …
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Mike Shatzkin and the London Book Fair.

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Write-a-Book-in-a-Day

Write-a-Book-in-a-Day | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
We ask you to form a team to write, edit, illustrate and bind a book in 12 hours to support children's hospitals in Australia
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Write, illustrate and publish a children's book in one day!

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Children's Book Festival 2014 - This Sunday

Children's Book Festival 2014 - This Sunday | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Attention all children's and YA writer's in Victoria, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne, has a Book Festival for you!

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The LitLink Residential Fellowship & The LitLink Unpublished Manuscript Award

asticFor writers of fiction and narrative non-fiction living in regional NSW and the greater Sydney area. The LitLink Residential Fellowships and The LitLI...

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Fantastic opportunity for Australian writers!

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Why is the cost of producing video so @#*S% expensive?

Why is the cost of producing video so @#*S% expensive? | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Where does the money go?  Sometimes I am surprised myself when I look back
at the time and money we spent per project.  Here is a quick breakdown of
the percentages on a typical Rebel Unit Media project.  The interesting
surprise here is that creative (Idea generation along with script and
storyboard) are nearly 50% of the time/money cost in a project.
 Anecdotally, I would have expected the skew to be more 30-70 or 40-60
skewed towards most time spent actually producing the content.  The moral
of the story...Good ideas are hard to generate (and expensive!)
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For those children's and young adult storytellers interested in

Multi-platforms...

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The impact of Netflix, YouTube and Hulu on US kids viewing habits

The impact of Netflix, YouTube and Hulu on US kids viewing habits | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
As this generation grows up never having to wait to watch their favorite shows, new research from Tennessee-based youth and family research firm Smarty Pants delves into the effect of Netflix, YouTube and Hulu on US children's viewing habits - and where established kidnets have an opportunity to gain some more ground.
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The flow-on effect to reading is inevitable.

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Comparing self-publishing to being published is tricky and most of the data you need to do it right is not available – The Shatzkin Files

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Mike Shatzkin discusses the reasons for Hugh Howey's digital publishing success.

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