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Kids Book Review: WIN! The Crystal Code

Kids Book Review: WIN! The Crystal Code | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
author Jackie French on Kids Book Review ... That's five books, valued at $84.95! To win, just tell ... Are you ready for the latest hilarious, action-packed and touching novel from best-selling children's author David Walliams?
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App Shopper: Snow White: The Prequel - A 3D Children's Interactive Storybook (Books)

App Shopper: Snow White: The Prequel - A 3D Children's Interactive Storybook (Books) | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Mac Apps, Mac App Store, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch app store listings, news, and price drops (#FreeiPad Price Drop: Snow White: The Prequel - A 3D Children's Interactive Storybook (Books) http://t.co/hUnRbPMs...)...
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Transmedia time: synergy through digital storytelling, social technology, multimedia and gaming | Los Storytellers

Transmedia time: synergy through digital storytelling, social technology, multimedia and gaming | Los Storytellers | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Dr. Annette Lamb, a visiting professor who teaches online courses for Indiana University-Indianapolis, leads the day with a discussion on enhancing the classroom with technology. Lamb also runs Edu...
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StoryWorld 2012

The diversity of the audience and the speaker panels makes this conference so fascinating, but also almost completely impossible to condense into something that doesn’t sound like a breathless 12-year-old’s explanation of sleep-away camp.


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App Smart Extra: App Finders - New York Times (blog)

App Smart Extra: App Finders - New York Times (blog) | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
App Smart Extra: App FindersNew York Times (blog)App-finder apps from Appsfire are very popular, and the company even makes an app for a special category of user: children.
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DIY Days Ghent: a free one day workshop for digital storytellers | i ...

DIY Days Ghent: a free one day workshop for digital storytellers | i ... | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
idrops has managed to gather an amazing cast of digital experts to deliver Europe's first DIY Day! This is a one day workshop for storytellers to learn how to finance, ...
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NYCC 2012: Archaia Comics Talks Graphic Novels For “Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe”, “Cyborg 009″, “Hawken”

NYCC 2012: Archaia Comics Talks Graphic Novels For “Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe”, “Cyborg 009″, “Hawken” | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
RT @GWOtaku: My #NYCC writeup of Archaia's "transmedia" panel includes coverage of the Cyborg 009 graphic novel. Art pics too!
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Future Of Kids' Books: Animation Starring You - Forbes

Future Of Kids' Books: Animation Starring You - Forbes | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
ForbesFuture Of Kids' Books: Animation Starring YouForbesIf you were lucky, as a kid, there was a time when a book came in the mail with your name in it.
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Transmedia: Combining Tech with Storytelling Skills

Transmedia: Combining Tech with Storytelling Skills | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Technology is changing the way we receive and experience entertainment. The germination time for an idea in the corporate entertainment industry seems to be about two to three years. That is about ...
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Recommended Comics for Schools: Pippi Moves In, An Inspector Calls, District Comics, A Chinese Life

Recommended Comics for Schools: Pippi Moves In, An Inspector Calls, District Comics, A Chinese Life | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
$254.50 for the top-of-the-line 64GB 4G LTE version. Comparing these numbers with allegedly leaked retail prices from the UK, Apple will be seeing gross profit margins of 53 percent to 135 percent, much lower than its other iDevice offerings.

The third-generation iPad, which is also considered a low profit margin product for Apple, grabs a 58 percent to 103 percent margin rate. In contrast, the iPhone 5 is estimated to bring in huge margins of 213 percent to 257 percent.

While mere speculation at this point, the iPad mini's aggressive pricing structure could stymie competitors' attempts to encroach on Apple's industry-leading mobile device marketshare. As noted in a report earlier on Saturday, rival manufacturers are taking advantage of an emerging market for 5- to 9-inch devices, a gap positioned directly between the iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad that Apple has yet to fill.


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Creating next gen transmedia & multiplatform film vs just talking about it 26nov-3dec | StoryLabs

Creating next gen transmedia & multiplatform film vs just talking about it 26nov-3dec | StoryLabs | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

This is a week long clinic and public day seminar for eight top Australian Feature film creative & digital teams mentored by the best ‘audience, media business and story centric’ brains in the world. Looking at the multi platform experiences, transmedia/arg extensions, social media story and digital campaigns created by the mentors demonstrates the amazing depth of experience – these include King Kong, Game of Thrones, Bourne, Terminator, Magnolia, Titanic, Pandemic, Salt, True Blood, Gangs of New York, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lost and many more extensions across TV, games, print and advertising.


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Pottermore Insider: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Moment: Cornish Pixies

Pottermore Insider: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Moment: Cornish Pixies | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The Pottermore Insider: The Official Blog of Pottermore. Written by members of the Pottermore team, the Insider is here to bring you the latest news and updates on all things Pottermore.
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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Breathtaking Content

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Breathtaking Content | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
You have to reach a little bit to get our of the social media echo chamber, or, "How Dr. Seuss can inspire great blogging!

 

Over the last two years I’ve read more books than I’ve read in my entire life. But there’s a slight problem with my reading. Every single book falls into one of these categories:

 

Marketing/Business
Self Help/Psychology
Entrepreneurship/Careers


There has been no fiction, not a single memoir, or any book that falls outside of my field. I don’t think I’m alone considering most of these books are New York Times Bestsellers and they show up on the recommended reading list of every blogger. But there’s a problem with this. As Zig Ziglar once said “Your input determines your output. Your output determines your future.” If we’re not careful, it won’t be long before the entire blogosphere turns into a giant echo chamber.

 

In the last several weeks I’ve heard two best-selling authors emphasize the importance of reading books over blogs. One of the unfortunate byproducts of our ability to rapidly create content is an incredibly short attention span. Short form content is rapidly flooding the Internet. It’s easier to read 20 different blogs on a daily basis than it is to read an entire book which could take a week. But sit down and read a bestselling author’s book, even when it falls into the self-inflicted “genre bubble,” and you’ll notice numerous references to books from multiple disciplines...


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Transmedia Companies Want ‘Story-Driven’ Tech People | Dice Blog Network

Transmedia Companies Want ‘Story-Driven’ Tech People | Dice Blog Network | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The entertainment business is engaged in nothing less than the reinvention of narrative, and the leading edge is something called transmedia.
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Riffing on Writing - Episode #11 - Geoff Livingston | Jason Konopinski - Write. Think. Do.

Riffing on Writing - Episode #11 - Geoff Livingston | Jason Konopinski - Write. Think. Do. | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Geoff and I have both explored the topic of transmedia in blog posts recently, so we knew it'd make for an interesting discussion.
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Topic for the 10/21/12 #storyappchat: Animations and Interactivity

Topic for the 10/21/12 #storyappchat: Animations and Interactivity | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Why turn a kid’s book into an app? There seem to be a lot of people asking this question, and for good reason. After all, print books are wonderful in and of themselves. Why create book apps at all?

 

Obviously those of us here at #storyappchat have strong opinions on this, mostly in favor of creating for tablet and mobile devices. But I believe the following question should be asked at the beginning of the creation (writing, illustrating, designing, coding) process: Can this story best be told in app form? And if so, what interactive features should be included in order to enhance/uplift/further the story? 

 

Here’s a good post which talks a bit about how the process of creating an app is different from creating a print book–from the ground up. We’ve all seen book apps that feature an already-beloved print book with some extra animations, sounds and/or puzzles included, in now familiar, expected and distracting ways. I wonder if the app-buying public isn’t already a little tired of this approach. App publishers seem to be listening, too, based on the new features added to several of the Oceanhouse Media titles.

 

What are those features that really belong in a storybook app–those features that engage, surprise and delight children (and parents), instead of just existing as an excuse to crank out yet another story in app form? Let’s discuss, debate and hash out this issue during the next #storyappchat on Sunday, October 21 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific. Just start using the #storyappchat hashtag in your tweets around then to join us!


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HOW TO TRANSMEDIA 102 | Bellyfeel

HOW TO TRANSMEDIA 102 | Bellyfeel | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Transmedia training online from Bellyfeel. Defining transmedia featuring info, quote and video link with Jeff Gomez.
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Technology and Storytelling, Part 1: Transmedia World-Building - Wired

Technology and Storytelling, Part 1: Transmedia World-Building - Wired | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Technology and Storytelling, Part 1: Transmedia World-BuildingWiredTechnology is changing the way we receive and experience entertainment. Over the course of three or four posts, I want to talk about several interesting trends in storytelling.
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'Who Could That Be at This Hour?': Lemony Snicket's new book discusses his ... - Christian Science Monitor (blog)

'Who Could That Be at This Hour?': Lemony Snicket's new book discusses his ... - Christian Science Monitor (blog) | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor (blog)'Who Could That Be at This Hour?
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Children's Books by Hena Khan: ‘Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns’ by Asma Uddin

Children's Books by Hena Khan: ‘Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns’ by Asma Uddin | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Children's books for #AmericanMuslims by #HenaKhan http://t.co/p5Hq6PfB...
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Transmedia guru maps new media universes - Vancouver Sun

Transmedia guru maps new media universes - Vancouver Sun | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Transmedia guru maps new media universesVancouver SunThe keynote speaker for Merging Media - a global conference on transmedia storytelling taking place in Vancouver Oct.
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2012 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market: Chuck Sambuchino: 9781599632315: Amazon.com: Books

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Brilliant - Bloomberg uses 3DP scissors to cut tape to 3DP factory

Brilliant - Bloomberg uses 3DP scissors to cut tape to 3DP factory | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Not only did Mayor Mike Bloomberg cut the ribbon today at the new Shapeways 3D printing factory in New York, he did it using 3D-printed scissors. And they came out of the printer fully assembled. How amazing is that?

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How to Submit a Book App for the Cybils Literary Awards | The Digital Media Diet

How to Submit a Book App for the Cybils Literary Awards | The Digital Media Diet | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Every year, Cybils, or the Children and Young Adult Blogger’s Literary Awards, are given out for the year’s best children’s and young adult titles. Nominations are open to the public from October 1st through the 15th, using a simple form. This period is over for 2012, but the nomination period for publishers is now open, running from October 16th through the 31st. During this time, publishers are invited to submit up to 10% of their titles published since October 16th, 2011. Submitting nominations during both periods is free.   Last year was the first year book apps were considered for Cybils, among the other formats and genres (including both print and digital titles). This year, another group of talented judges is looking forward to selecting the top titles nominated. While only 5-7 books will make the short list for apps (and only one can win the award), every title nominated is read by the panel, including at 7-12 professional book bloggers who focus on or have expertise in digital children’s literature.   This means, if you have a book app, submitting through this quick and free process will get your book a fair amount of consideration. This can translate into a review or feature for many of the nominated apps later in the year, even if they do not make it from the 1st to 2nd round of judging. You can find out even more about the awards on the Cybils FAQ page.
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New NCTE Research Brief Aligns Perfectly with Pop Culture Fandom… and Libraries

New NCTE Research Brief Aligns Perfectly with Pop Culture Fandom… and Libraries | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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