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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets final chapters opening on Pottermore late Oct - SnitchSeeker.com

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets final chapters opening on Pottermore late Oct - SnitchSeeker.com | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Charlie Redmayne, CEO of Pottermore, announced this week at a keynote speech at the Frankfort Book Fair that the final chapters of Harry Potter and...


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Digital revolution hot topic at Book Fair | Culture

Digital revolution hot topic at Book Fair | Culture | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Some experts already see the end of printed books as the digital revolution has thrown everything into question. But opinions on the future of books remain divided. They'll be hotly debated at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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How to Create for Digital Kids - MIPJunior 2012

What are the differences we're seeing between production in TV and Digital, why does it matter, and what does it mean when you're trying to roll-out TV IP to digital experiences? What can digital do to grow and enrich IPs, instead of just supporting them? What is specific when you're addressing kids? Get the original point of view from digital production agency MediaMonks. And share the experience of the team behind the "Stay Tuned" programme for teens, on both the broadcast and producer's side.


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COOOL....Microsoft: Halo 4 Official Soundtrack Remix Contest

COOOL....Microsoft: Halo 4 Official Soundtrack Remix Contest | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Microsoft is running a contest in which aspiring musicians get to remix tracks from the new Halo 4 soundtrack and win prizes for their efforts.

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ARART free iPhone app - famous paintings come to life using Augmented Reality Storytelling

ARART free iPhone app - famous paintings come to life using Augmented Reality Storytelling | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Created by Kei Shiratori, Takeshi Mukai and Younghyo Bak, ARART is an application that “breathes life into objects” or more specifically well-known art masterpieces. When overlaying ARART onto a well-known painting, a new story will unfold. Other examples include ”Alice in Wonderland”, CD or record and so forth.

Unfortunately there is no archive on what works and what doesn’t so you may find yourself pointing it at things with no effect. Nonetheless considering the app was primarily designed for ATTIC in Sapporo, the exhibition to experience the ARART, it is fun to try out on things that do work – including Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer or the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. See images and video below.
The app was created using Vuforia Augmented Reality SDK and is available from the AppStore for free.


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Storytelling and Other PR Schemes - Forbes

Storytelling and Other PR Schemes - Forbes | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
ForbesStorytelling and Other PR SchemesForbesThe idea grew out of a similar session held last spring in New York as part of PRSA's Digital Impact Conference.
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Kobo Acquires Aquafadas to Add More Magazines, Comic Books, and Children’s Books

Kobo Acquires Aquafadas to Add More Magazines, Comic Books, and Children’s Books | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Today Toronto-based Kobo, owned by Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten, announced its acquisition of French company Aquafadas, in an effort to expand its current digital media offerings to include magazines, comics, and children’s books.
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The Everything Guide To Writing Children's Books: From Cultivating an Idea to Finding the Right Publisher All You Need to Launch a Successful Career (Everything (Language & Writing)): Lesley Bolton...

The Everything Guide To Writing Children's Books: From Cultivating an Idea to Finding the Right Publisher All You Need to Launch a Successful Career (Everything (Language & Writing)): Lesley Bolton: Amazon.com: Kindle Store (The Everything Guide To...
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UMIGO (you make it go) Sets the Bar as the First Transmedia Property of its ... - MarketWatch (press release)

UMIGO (you make it go) Sets the Bar as the First Transmedia Property of its ... - MarketWatch (press release) | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
UMIGO (you make it go) Sets the Bar as the First Transmedia Property of its ...MarketWatch (press release)UMIGO is the first-of-its-kind transmedia property that is designed to engage today's generation of children between the ages of six and...
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Story Central » New story engine to be unveiled at StoryWorld Conference!

Story Central » New story engine to be unveiled at StoryWorld Conference! | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
We will report back from Storyworld on this new Transmedia Platform Engine: http://t.co/escAXiK1...
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Troll Hunter sees ENORMOUS transmedia potential in graphic novel

Troll Hunter sees ENORMOUS transmedia potential in graphic novel | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Troll Hunter sees ENORMOUS transmedia potential in graphic novel.
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Will motion capture and Virtual reality wearables change the face of gaming?

We've talked about VR and gaming for years, but it's always been a bit wonky. This on the other hand is pretty impressive. The sheer fluidity is amazing. I can imagine all sorts of possibilities for performance and experiential. 


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Pottermore Insider: Watch J.K. Rowling in a live Webcast tomorrow, Thursday the 11th October…

Pottermore Insider: Watch J.K. Rowling in a live Webcast tomorrow, Thursday the 11th October… | 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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Collaboration Isn’t Always Pretty—Behind The Emmy-Winning VFX For “Game Of Thrones”

Collaboration Isn’t Always Pretty—Behind The Emmy-Winning VFX For “Game Of Thrones” | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Rae Ann Fera: "A collaborative process enabled Pixomondo to complete the intensive VFX on the last season of Game of Thrones. The result won the studio an Emmy, but that doesn’t mean it was easy" ...


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WRITING ON THE ETHER: Not Enough Startups | @JaneFriedman

WRITING ON THE ETHER: Not Enough Startups | @JaneFriedman | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Table of Contents


Frankfurt Book Fair: Not Enough Startups


Frankfurt Book Fair: “Mr. Bezos, tear down this wall!”


Frankfurt Book Fair: Humble Hound


Frankfurt Book Fair: Shellfish Subscriptions


Frankfurt Book Fair: Gang Way for Ganxy


Frankfurt Book Fair: Zola, for Émile


Frankfurt Book Fair: Beyond the Startups


Frankfurt Book Fair: Keeping Up


Amazonia: Don’t Get Comfortable / Kellogg


Confabulation: High Gear


Nobel for Literature: Mo Yan


Craft: Three Tips From an Agent


Books: Reading on the Ether


MFA Programs: A Peacemaker’s Viewpoint


Last Gas: A Good Year for Discoverability


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MIPCOM 2012 – it’s getting there. Simon Staffans

MIPCOM 2012 – it’s getting there. Simon Staffans | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

So, the last night in Cannes once again as MIPCOM 2012 is done and dusted, and once again that feeling of things moving slowly in the right direction. Yes, there is a lot – an enormous amount – of content that is as content has been for quite some time already; game shows, drama, animation, what have you. At the same time, there is a feeling in the air that the ones rooting for cross media strategies, for social media strategies, for transmedia storytelling and for taking the audience into account on a whole new level, are gaining in volume and strength.

 

This is a slow industry though – or at least it has been. With good reason as well, as traditional television has done quite brilliantly over the past 40 years or so, now being an industry worth well over 200 billion € annually. Why change a winning concept, you might ask? Well, some of the answers became quite clear during MIP; YouTube, for instance, held a couple of convincing sessions, showing that building a report with the audience and treating them more like friends than an actual audience, involving them in the stories and keeping up a line of good content released systematically can lead to viewing figures even the major networks would be hard-pressed to sniff at.

 

What it all comes down to is that the world is changing – as I’ve mentioned a couple of times before – and the sooner everyone realizes that and take proper action, the better for everyone involved....


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Next Gen Transmedia Consoles - The OS Factor and the Rise of Transmedia Gaming

Next Gen Transmedia Consoles - The OS Factor and the Rise of Transmedia Gaming | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The applications here - particularly in terms of sports - are enormous: why stop at golf? If the means becomes available to beam telemetry from sporting events to the home, F1 games could produce real-time rendered representations of live events that work alongside the televised video stream, the telemetry data then implanted into actual gameplay directly after the race is finished. Watch the race in a way you've never been able to experience before, then become part of it - an intriguing proposition, for sure.

Of course, the transmedia gaming concept could simply be a flight of fancy from Microsoft, hailing from a period back in summer 2010 where Durango was still in its formative stages. A lot could have changed since then - the 720 strategy document hints at OnLive as a potential acquisition target and as cloud streaming as a must-have feature, something that is probably far less of a factor for Microsoft now.


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Facebook Introduces Pinterest-Style, Curated "Collections"

Facebook Introduces Pinterest-Style, Curated "Collections" | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Facebook has introduced a new curation feature designed to allow its users to collect and organize their favorite "products" into so-called "Collections".

 

According to Hubspot "the new feature called 'Collections,' allows marketers to add “Want” or “Collect” buttons to news feed posts about products."

 

Source: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33698/Facebook-Tests-Pinterest-Style-Feature-Called-Collections.aspx

 

The new FB "Collections" is publicly available to everyone, and it is being tested "with 7 retail partners -- Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Victoria’s Secret, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Smith Optics, and Fab.com."

(you need to go to those FB brad pages to test it).

 

It also seems that the feature can be activated in at least three different ways by one of these three upcoming action buttons:

 

a) "Want": adds the product to a Timeline section of a user's profile called “Wishlist”

 

b) "Collect": adds the item to a Collection called “Products”

 

c) "Like": a special version of the standard "Like" button that also adds the item to “Products”

 

N.B.: While Collections are free for business pages to use, they're only visible to the page's fans. You have to "Like" the page in order to see these types of posts.

 

Find out more here: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33698/Facebook-Tests-Pinterest-Style-Feature-Called-Collections.aspx

 

and here: http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/08/facebook-collections/

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Kids Book Review: bob graham shines at Boundless exhibition ...

Kids Book Review: bob graham shines at Boundless exhibition ... | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Imagine . . . if you were invited to see a living legend open his very own picture book exhibition at Civic Library, and that legend was Bob Graham and he turned out to be every bit as warm and gorgeous and gracious as you ...
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Goodreads

Goodreads | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations! (http://t.co/dlP29Sn1 is a great website.
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Helen Nicoll obituary

Helen Nicoll obituary | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Children's author behind the Meg and Mog series who also founded a successful audiobooks company (RT @helveticade: RT @ReadingsBooks: Sad to hear of the passing of children’s author Helen Nicoll, best known for the Meg and Mog series:
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Read Beyond the Lines: Transmedia has changed the very notion of books and reading - The Digital Shift | Writing in a Digital Age

Read Beyond the Lines: Transmedia has changed the very notion of books and reading - The Digital Shift | Writing in a Digital Age | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
"What many ultra-wired kids needed was a pathway back to books.
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5 Top Educational iPad Apps for Preschool Children | Technology ...

5 Top Educational iPad Apps for Preschool Children | Technology ... | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Preschool is an incredibly important time for a child. If you own an iPad, here are 5 Educational Apps for Preschool Children.
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Video Game Storytelling Isn’t Bad, It’s Just Different

Video Game Storytelling Isn’t Bad, It’s Just Different | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Anthony Mole:  "Some critics argue that video game narratives are poor, in comparison to books and movies; however, maybe video games simply offer a different kind of story experience?"


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Nathan Schultz's curator insight, November 25, 2015 8:02 PM

This article offers insight on the challenges-and strengths-of video games as a narrative medium.  On the one hand, critics have argued that, compared to the plots seen in films or books, video game stories tend to follow a very simple pattern of "kill the dragon, save the princess."

 

While this may be true, video games stregth as a storytelling medium is that it can more fully integrate aspects of the environment into the story.  A book can only describe a fight between to characters.  A video game allows players to live that fight first hand.

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Publishing Innovators: Pottermore | Charlie Redmayne

Pottermore made a great stir when it launched last April as the first major author-centric publishing initiative, delivering innovative propositions around DRM,...


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