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Egypt's Sacha Books Pioneers Arabic Interactive Digital Children's…

Egypt's Sacha Books Pioneers Arabic Interactive Digital Children's… | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
When 34-year-old entrepreneur Samer Youssef decided to launch iOS app Sacha Books, he and his wife were inspired by the lack of available interactive Arabic… (RT @gepEGmike: Very nice article about a team trying 2 change the way children read @SachaBooks...
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Twitter / stephanieleonar: Did ya know Stephen King ...

Twitter / stephanieleonar: Did ya know Stephen King ... | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
RT @stephanieleonar: Did ya know Stephen King illustrates children books!!??
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Disney Overhauls Paper Sourcing Policy

Disney Overhauls Paper Sourcing Policy | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Having spent years exploring new book publishing models, Hugh McGuire makes the case for why books and the Internet might become one. About TEDx, x = indepen...

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Two digital days in Frankfurt | FutureBook

Two digital days in Frankfurt | FutureBook | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Having spent years exploring new book publishing models, Hugh McGuire makes the case for why books and the Internet might become one. About TEDx, x = indepen...

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TEDxMontreal - Hugh McGuire - The Blurring Line Between Books and the Internet

Having spent years exploring new book publishing models, Hugh McGuire makes the case for why books and the Internet might become one. About TEDx, x = indepen...

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Transmedia: Immersive Experiences Invade Your World

Transmedia: Immersive Experiences Invade Your World | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Betsy Isaacson: "The word "transmedia," in the most literal sense, means that the content used in an experience crosses the boundaries of traditional media. But that isn't what makes these participatory entertainment experiences so special" ...


Image: Hunted, Campfire Media (2012)


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Hub Stories: Transmedia Storytelling as Creative Problem-Solving

Hub Stories: Transmedia Storytelling as Creative Problem-Solving | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Hub Bay Area Host :  '“We’re really interested in the intersection between technology, culture and education,” says Aaron, “and I can’t think of a better way to do that than [through] the power of story.”'


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Transmedia: Platform Agnostic Storytelling

Transmedia: Platform Agnostic Storytelling | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Jason Konopinski: "[Transmedia] transcends a single medium by taking the notion of breaking up a narrative arc into multiple discrete chunks or installments and spreading those disparate ideas or story chunks across multiple media platforms."


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Treasure Kai and the Seven Cities of Gold Story Book App Demo

http://www.treasurekai.com Demo of story book app, Treasure Kai and the Seven Cities of Gold, sequel to award winning book app, Treasure Kai and the Lost Gol...
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Kickstarter sets UK launch date

Kickstarter sets UK launch date | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
UK-based filmmakers will be able to launch campaigns on popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter as of October 31.
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Want To Turn Your Life Into A Video Game?

Want To Turn Your Life Into A Video Game? | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Want to bring down a fraudulent financial company ? Talk to the bodyguard of Abraham Lincoln? Go to a "Mad Men"-era Beatles concert with Don and Sally Draper? Well, now you can, thanks to an innovative -- and peculiar -- new form of entertainment called transmedia.

 

The word "transmedia," in the most literal sense, means that the content used in an experience crosses the boundaries of traditional media. But that isn't what makes these participatory entertainment experiences so special. The defining quality of today's transmedia is that it allows an unprecedented level of immersion to those who participate in the narrative.

 

In 2002, performance artist Brock Enright started charging $2,500 and above for "bespoke executive kidnappings," customized abductions performed by Enright and his partners. In these experiences, clients would be "kidnapped" and subject to specified abuse, but retain the right to stop "the game" at any time. Enright soon found a client base wanting more than abductions: today he calls what his organization does "customized reality adventures."...


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How to Create and Market a Children's Book App

How to Create and Market a Children's Book App | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
 

RipplFX and Karen Robertson, author and award-winning book app creator, present a must-attend workshop for anyone considering turning stories into digital media.
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Kobo to buy Aquafadas, get magazines, academic texts, comics and ...

Kobo to buy Aquafadas, get magazines, academic texts, comics and ... | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Aquafadas enables publishers across industries to create richly designed books, children's books, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, marketing communications, and corporate publishing, all without writing a single line ...
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LAPL says 'YAy for YA!' with Teen Read Week mini-convention

LAPL says 'YAy for YA!' with Teen Read Week mini-convention | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
There's no question young adult literature has become a cultural juggernaut, with the genre increasingly becoming a feeding ground for movie studios and more adults buying young-adult books than the intended teen audience.
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Video of J.K. Rowling LiveStream Interview - The Leaky Cauldron

Video of J.K. Rowling LiveStream Interview - The Leaky Cauldron | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

The best source for all things Harry Potter: news, images, video, movies, books, podcast, social network, crafts, essays and more. Talk about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


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Tipping Point. Mobile TV overtakes Desktop TV. ABC Catch-Up TV On Mobile Devices Overtake Web - ABC TV Blog

Tipping Point. Mobile TV overtakes Desktop TV. ABC Catch-Up TV On Mobile Devices Overtake Web - ABC TV Blog | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Having spent years exploring new book publishing models, Hugh McGuire makes the case for why books and the Internet might become one. About TEDx, x = indepen...

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J. K. Rowling Virtual Author Visit

J. K. Rowling Virtual Author Visit | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Having spent years exploring new book publishing models, Hugh McGuire makes the case for why books and the Internet might become one. About TEDx, x = indepen...

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Topic for the 10/14/12 #storyappchat: Typography

Topic for the 10/14/12 #storyappchat: Typography | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Those of us who create apps for kids often must wear a lot of hats. From time to time we need to slip into the role of writer, illustrator, coder, developer, marketing expert, educator, and entrepreneur. The role of graphic designer often gets overlooked, but it is an important role if you want your end product to be as professional and exciting as possible.

But typographer? Most of us won’t need to create our own typefaces for our apps, but a basic understanding of the world of letterforms is at least helpful. Have any of the following questions ever occurred to you:

What size and color should my on-screen text be? What font should I use? What is the difference between legibility and readability? Which typefaces are easiest for kids to read? What is the difference between a typeface and a font?

Brooks (that’s me!) has some graphic design experience and is happy to share some links/knowledge on this subject. These and other burning questions (bring your own!) will be explored at the next #storyappchat on Sunday, October 14 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific. Lookin’ forward to seeing you!


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Transmedia Takes Center Stage: StoryWorld’s Alison Norrington

Transmedia Takes Center Stage: StoryWorld’s Alison Norrington | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Jason Konopinski: "[Transmedia] transcends a single medium by taking the notion of breaking up a narrative arc into multiple discrete chunks or installments and spreading those disparate ideas or story chunks across multiple media platforms."


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Six Patterns of Interactive Storytelling

Jason Konopinski: "[Transmedia] transcends a single medium by taking the notion of breaking up a narrative arc into multiple discrete chunks or installments and spreading those disparate ideas or story chunks across multiple media platforms."


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Digital storytelling: How to tell a story that stands out in the digital age

Digital storytelling: How to tell a story that stands out in the digital age | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Jasper Visser: "To address the most important issue first: there is no such thing as digital storytelling. There’s only storytelling in the digital age, and frankly speaking this isn’t much different from storytelling in the age of hunters, gatherers, dinosaurs and ICQ" ...


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What the video! It's amazing.  Book Burn Pary!!! YESSS.

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Building a Storyboard in Xcode - momswithapps.com

Building a Storyboard in Xcode - momswithapps.com | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
My “do it yourself” app development efforts have been slow but sure. After trying some of Kevin McNeish’s tutorials, I waited for his iBooks about learning iOS programming to go live on the iBookstore.
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Self-Published Titles Shoot up E-Book Best-Seller List | Digital Book World

Self-Published Titles Shoot up E-Book Best-Seller List | Digital Book World | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Think it takes a big publishing house or an established author to make a best-seller? Think again. Two of the top ten best-selling e-books last week were self-published, On Dublin Street by Samantha Young and Down to You by M.
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Writing for Children's Magazines - An Ezine

Writing for Children's Magazines is an ezine edited by award-winning author Evelyn B. Christensen. In addition to monthly articles, the site includes a list of magazine markets with links.

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