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WhatWorksWhere.com — The Global Guide to Social Media & Emerging Technology

WhatWorksWhere.com — The Global Guide to Social Media & Emerging Technology | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The Global Guide to Social Media & Emerging Technology (How Transmedia Storytelling Transforms Role of Content Strategist — http://t.co/x2Re8zNM http://t.co/IVT6hkK3...
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Who Will Create the New Normal in Children's Book Publishing ...

By Elizabeth Bluemle CBC Diversity For sixteen years, I?ve been a bookseller in small-town, semi-rural Vermont, in a region that is progressive but.
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Cool Pinterest page on Second Screen & Social TV

Cool Pinterest page on Second Screen & Social TV | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Great visual stuff on Second Screen and Social TV...including these stats 

There were 85 million social media comments during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
18 million "Viggle Live" questions were answered during the Olympics
While the iPad market share of tablets has dropped to a "mere" 65%, it is estimated that 91% of the tablet-based web traffic comes from the iPad--giving a strong indication of where the interactivity from consumers lies.
The summer season final episode of Pretty Little Liars become the most social TV episode ever with 1.6 million episode related tweets, beating American Idol's May, 2012 record
GetGlue surpassed 3 million users and Viggle surpassed 1 million users
70%+ (depending on whose data you believe) of tablet owners use a 2nd screen while watching TV...astonishing!


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'Embrace Transmedia, don't fight it.' Q&A with pioneer of interactive content and TEDx Transmedia 2012 speaker Robert Tercek

'Embrace Transmedia, don't fight it.' Q&A with pioneer of interactive content and TEDx Transmedia 2012 speaker Robert Tercek | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
STOP what you’re doing, DOWN your tools, TAKE a break because this Q&A with TEDx Transmedia 2012 speaker, Robert Tercek, is ESSENTIAL reading for any transmedia or interactive content producer.
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ZDF picks up Prank Patrol Australia

ZDF picks up Prank Patrol Australia | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
US-based indie producer and distributor MarVista Entertainment has licensed its hit Prank Patrol Australia kids reality series to German broadcaster ZDF.
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Transmedia Storytelling – The Future is Now!

Transmedia Storytelling – The Future is Now! | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Latitude, an international research firm, just released The Future of Storytelling, a study on what audiences want in storytelling and, not surprisingly, they found people want an integrated, inter...
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Random House Children's Books … | AdvancingWomen.com / Food

Random House Children's Books … | AdvancingWomen.com / Food | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Random House Children's Books Picks New Publisher: Random House Children's Books named Barbara Marcus as preside... http://t.co/W0wuWBeN.
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Pottermore Insider: Discover more from J.K. Rowling – Peeves the poltergeist

Pottermore Insider: Discover more from J.K. Rowling – Peeves the poltergeist | 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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Digital-Storytime's iPad Best of the Best, with Free books for ages 2-12

Last summer, Digital Storytime identified 25 Top book apps for 2011, but in 2012 the market has simply exploded! This year we decided to feature the Top 50 "Best of the Best" book apps for the iPad, just in time for Back-to-School. These are all fully reviewed books, rated on our 9-point scale.

Presented in the blog, The Digital Media Diet, the list includes four sections, for ages under 3 (toddlers), ages 3-5 (preschoolers), ages 6-8 (elementary) and ages 9-12 (tweens). The list also includes some of the Best titles to come out so far in 2012, and all four lists have the top Free titles listed at the end.

"I have been so impressed (and overwhelmed) in 2012 by the sheer volume of exceptional books for kids in app form for the iPad," says Digital-Storytime co-founder, Carisa Kluver. "We even have a substantial list of over 50 titles I recommend to my own friends, all free. I often suggest this list as a great starting point for new iPad owners, teachers and parents, especially when looking to build their digital library on a budget. Prices update daily on our site, so this list is always changing."

We also want to take a moment to thank the hard-working developers and content creators who made all of this wonderful digital literature available to our children, including: Oceanhouse Media, Nosy Crow, Auryn Apps, Ruckus Media, Callaway Digital, Electric Eggplant, Triology Studios, Kiwa Media, Jelly Biscuits, DemiBooks, PicPocket Books, Mindshapes, OC Graphics, Monster Costume, Bacciz, Mythos Machine, The Melody Book, Bayard UK, 7wonderlicious, Disney Digital, Loud Crow, Tizio Publishing, Ladybird Books, Game Collage, Story WorldWide, EPIC, Slap Happy Larry, Ink Robin, Touch Press, AppBooks, Random House Digital, Winged Chariot Press, Lima Sky, Whynocerus, Agio Studios, Night & Day Studios, Duck Duck Moose, Lazoo, Frubeez, Invent-A-Tale, kid-estorybooks, Stew Leonards, AVG Tech, Fi Productions, and even San Francisco's Exploratorium Museum.

Find all of these apps on our list, sort our site by age/price/quality (and more) or download the AppStar Picks app, where most of these titles have a home. AppStar Picks is available for free in the AppStore on iTunes. AppStar Picks is a unique and innovative app that provides a smart way for parents, teachers and others to discover hundreds of the best apps for kids. All recommended apps have been thoroughly and independently reviewed by other parents and educators. Digital-Storytime is one of several trusted contributors to this app, which got its start after several reviewers met through MomsWithApps and their ParentsWithApps developer forums.

"If the digital publishing market for picture book apps continues to grow at this pace, we may need a Top 100 next summer," says Ms. Kluver, adding, "I may also need a little help getting everything reviewed!"


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girls who live in fantasy land meet the real guy

girls who live in fantasy land meet the real guy | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Will Terry - Children's Book Illustrator: Are eBooks/Story apps evolutionary? | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids

Will Terry - Children's Book Illustrator: Are eBooks/Story apps evolutionary? | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
If you could ride a horse really fast back in 1860 you might have been able to land a job delivering mail for the Pony Express.
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How Touch Screens Changed Consumer Electronics « Transmedia ...

How Touch Screens Changed Consumer Electronics « Transmedia ... | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The latest smartphones and media tablets have already helped to evolve the user requirements for the human interface with computer-based devices — people like to touch the screen. Now, notebook and all-in-one PCs will ...
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Why Social TV Engagement has Yet to Gain Traction « Transmedia ...

Why Social TV Engagement has Yet to Gain Traction « Transmedia ... | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Large developing markets such as Brazil, India and China are more likely to fully exploit the capabilities of emerging connected TV platforms and services than their counterparts in developed Western markets — such as the ...
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The Lack of Narrative as Narrative [#Transmedia] | Social-Media ...

The Lack of Narrative as Narrative [#Transmedia] | Social-Media ... | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Laura Sterritt: “[...] at the very core of transmedia storytelling—or storytelling of any kind—is the need for narrative, content, and characters. Does this mean musicians who lack story are at a loss?
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Lady Gaga's Next Album Will Be a Multimedia Experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age

Lady Gaga's Next Album Will Be a Multimedia Experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Brian Anthony Hernandez: "Pop megastar Lady Gaga just revealed on her Little Monsters social network that her forthcoming album, "ARTPOP," will be an app-based multimedia experience for iPad, iPhone, other mobile devices and desktop." (RT @D_RockingChair:...
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Hyperion CEO Archer: Book Publishing's Broken Business Model | Digital Book World

Hyperion CEO Archer: Book Publishing's Broken Business Model | Digital Book World | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
We spoke with Archer about why advances should go away, building franchises and publishing’s broken business model.

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Kobo Unveils New E-Readers, Glo and Mini, and Arc Tablet | Digital Book World

Kobo Unveils New E-Readers, Glo and Mini, and Arc Tablet | Digital Book World | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Just in time for the holidays and the company’s expansion to a local bookstore near you, Kobo has unveiled three new devices: two e-readers and a tablet computer.
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Corus partners with Fingerprint

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Toronto, Canada-based Corus Entertainment has invested in San Francisco's mobile learning and play network Fingerprint Digital in efforts to boost its growth in the kid's app market with its Fingerprint Play platform.
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Transmedia Requires New Breed of Writers, Publishers | Digital Book World | Modern Mythology

Transmedia Requires New Breed of Writers, Publishers | Digital Book World | Modern Mythology | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
By Alison Norrington || For transmedia novelists (and publishers) to retain creative control will require more than a repurposing of content.
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Making money in a crowded App Store: it's dog eat dog and Spy vs Spy

Making money in a crowded App Store: it's dog eat dog and Spy vs Spy | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

On the 25th of July, a shiny iOS remake of the 8-bit classic Spy vs Spylaunched on the App Store for $1.99. The next day, the price dropped to $0.99 in a launch sale. On the 30th, it went up briefly, then developer Robots and Pencils announced that "to show our appreciation, we are extending the sale price indefinitely." It remains at $0.99 to this day.

I'm annoyed by this. Now, please note that this is not a complaint about sale pricing per se. As it happens, I bought Spy vs Spy a few hours after it launched (I'm a sucker for a well-done 8-bit remake) so I paid $2; I suppose from a miserly point of view I'm out a buck. I'm fully capable of spending seven times that for lunch without blinking, however, so I can't claim with a straight face that I'm annoyed about the money.

 

I'm annoyed because Robots and Pencils has just taught me a lesson:don't buy iOS games for $2+ because they'll be cheaper soon. I do not intend this to be any sort of slight against Robots and Pencils, however. If it was the only outfit doing this it wouldn't matter, but the same lesson is being taught to us all, over and over again, by many of the most successful devs in the App Store. For example, it feels like EA puts its entire back catalog on sale for $0.99 roughly every other week. Free App a Day has been enduringly popular for years. Gameloft has regular sales and giveways of its apps. And so on, and so on. It's sale pricing all the way down.

 

App Store consumer valuations: hopelessly broken? So here's my hunch: I think the constant sales are training consumers to avoid "expensive" apps, where "expensive" has taken the seemingly ludicrous definition of "anything more than a dollar." Read more ...


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BBC to launch digital CBeebies Magazine for iPad and iPhone

BBC to launch digital CBeebies Magazine for iPad and iPhone | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The BBC's range of CBeebies-branded print magazines have proved popular with parents, but now they're going digital. Well, one of them is.

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Whenabouts Turns “Modern Antiques” into a Transmedia Adventure for Curious Kids

Whenabouts Turns “Modern Antiques” into a Transmedia Adventure for Curious Kids | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Floppy disks, VCRs, telegrams, crates, and even snail-mail become puzzle pieces in a new hybrid book / subscription / game experience.

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To Raise A Generation Of Creative Kids, Let Them Make Their Own Stories

To Raise A Generation Of Creative Kids, Let Them Make Their Own Stories | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
This piece is part of a Collaborative Fund-curated series on creativity and values written by thought leaders in the for-profit, for-good business space.A generation of kids is now growing up with a deluge of new screens, new technologies, and new...

 

A generation of kids is now growing up with a deluge of new screens, new technologies, and new tools that are perfectly set up to help stimulate kids’ natural creative instincts. But these devices can equally be used for passive consumption of media and entertainment. Every time I see our kids walk up to the TV and try to swipe through content wishing it to be a giant iPad, I realize that they’re begging to be able to participate and create with media.

 

We can determine the direction of our children. We need to help facilitate a shift toward helping kids become their own content creators, not just content consumers. For this shift to happen we need to invest in better stories, better technology tools, and better education.

 

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For years, stories have been predominately linear push communications. Elite storytelling auteurs would weave their masterful tales. The great stories were devoured page-by-page, scene-by-scene by an engrossed, yet passive audience. However, kids growing up now will never know this purely passive form of content consumption....


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Rick Heinrichs Talks About Interactive Transmedia, Collaborating with Creative ... - Collider.com

Rick Heinrichs Talks About Interactive Transmedia, Collaborating with Creative ... - Collider.com | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Collider.comRick Heinrichs Talks About Interactive Transmedia, Collaborating with Creative ...Collider.comWhile continuing to raise the overall creative output across all of the projects developed for the innovative transmedia RIDES.tv, he brings...
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Materials for Children with Disabilities: Books, Boys, and Reading: A ...

Do you know of GuysRead, the organization created by Jon Scieszka, to promote reading among boys? That's definitely a great resource - www.guysread.com. In fact, Scieszka was chosen the first National Ambassador for ...
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