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The Transmedia Genius of Pretty Little Liars | Bluefin Labs: Social ...

The Transmedia Genius of Pretty Little Liars | Bluefin Labs: Social ... | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
First and foremost, Pretty Little Liars is getting transmedia right. Transmedia storytelling, for the uninitiated, consists of multiplatform extensions to the primary story world that enhance and add nuance to the narrative.
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Pretty Little Liars has massive young adult appeal, in more ways than one!

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Five golden principles of audience engagement

Five golden principles of audience engagement | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
So, what I would like is to continuously create content that resonates deeply with the intended target audience. The would be an audience that takes what I’ve created or helped create to heart, tha...
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When the story creator cares, the audience cares.

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The 100 Most Influential Books, According to Facebook Data

The 100 Most Influential Books, According to Facebook Data | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Facebook used aggregated data to analyze its users favorite books.

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Australian author, Markus Zusak's 'The Book Thief' is on the list!

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Emerging Writers' and Illustrators' Mentorships | Australian Society of Authors

Emerging Writers' and Illustrators' Mentorships | Australian Society of Authors | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Each year the ASA runs a selective mentorship program for unpublished writers and picture book illustrators. Authors writing in a new genre may also be eligible to apply. Applications are accepted for works of fiction, literary non-fiction, young adult literature, poetry, graphic novels, children’s literature and picture book illustration.
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Emerging writers for children and young adults should apply!

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James Frey's New Digital Publishing Venture Promises 1 New Book per Week

James Frey's New Digital Publishing Venture Promises 1 New Book per Week | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
James Frey's publishing imprint Full Fathom Five is launching a digital imprint with plans to release a new e-book every week.
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Opening for submissions!

 

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Independently publish children's books | Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

Independently publish children's books | Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Independently publish your children's books for free using Kindle Direct Publishing.
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Children's book creators hold check this out! 

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Comics and Medicine: A Conference…or a Movement? | Psychiatric Times

Comics and Medicine: A Conference…or a Movement? | Psychiatric Times | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Until I attended the recent Graphic Medicine conference at Johns Hopkins, I did not appreciate the skyrocketing popularity of “graphic novels” as “illness narratives,” writes this psychiatrist.
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The narrative of graphic novels are being use to help medical pathology.

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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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Simon Staffans's curator insight, August 14, 2:56 AM

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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This Pixar Supercut Will Remind You Just How Important Color is in Storytelling

This Pixar Supercut Will Remind You Just How Important Color is in Storytelling | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
One oft overlooked aspect of filmmaking, whether it happens during production or post, is color. Sure, you grade your film to give it the look and feel you want, but how well are you utilizing color to tell your stories?

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Relevant to children's book creators too!

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Blockbuster Game Makers Are Lining Up to Be on the iPhone 6

Blockbuster Game Makers Are Lining Up to Be on the iPhone 6 | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Hardcore-focused games are coming to the more powerful iPhone 6, including a multiplayer game called 'Vainglory'.

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Wakakirri TV

Wakakirri TV | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Young storytellers of NSW, Wakakirri is looking for you!

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Modern Authors Delve Into Digital and Visual Storytelling

Modern Authors Delve Into Digital and Visual Storytelling | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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Today's children's and young adult writers must embrace these changes in order to survive!

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Stephanie Walden:  "A look at how authors are using social media and visuals to connect with fans, build online communities and rethink the creative process."

Josi Sierra's curator insight, September 9, 3:25 AM

Storytelling digital y visual ;-)

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The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The Distracted Generation Infographic: Tools and Tips to Get Children Refocused!Source: elearninginfographics.comSee on Scoop.it - Tracking Transmedia
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Reading is the goal. Participation, interaction and sharing are the keys for young readers today.

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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
The Guardian
Why death is so important in YA fiction
The Guardian
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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