What’s that #storyappchat? A chat for those who create storybook apps for kids …

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every Sunday night for nearly the past two years, my family will tell you I have that ‘twitter thing’ and possibly roll their eyes. But if you love children’s storybooks and the new apps that have been inspired by them, you might enjoy hearing more about a ‘twitter thing’ called #storyappchat


The #storyappchat idea began with Brooks Jones, an author and illustrator who published a delightful storybook app called “I Don’t Like Pink” with PicPocket Books. She wanted to created a regular chat that would help other new content creators of digital kids books get a sense of how to manage in the digital age.

I had not been using twitter for very long when Brooks contacted me, perhaps for six months, but I loved the idea of sharing topical info with story app creators. Brooks had also brought on board one other regular host, David B Fox. David is an app developer and game designer who, while at LucasArts in the 1980s, designed Rescue on Fractalus!, Labyrinth, Zak McKracken, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, to name a few. He now heads up his own interactive game company (Electric Eggplant) developing story and game apps (Including the Middle School Confidential and Raymond and Sheila series) and is working on a new Rube Goldberg game. Follow @RubeGoldbergApp @ElectrcEggplant @DavidBFox – more at http://ElectricEggplant.com.

With this exceptional team in place, it was impossible not to agree to host this regular chat and it has been a wonderful experience. We are always looking for interesting topics and guests for each week’s chat, so please check our our blog and contact any one of us or message us on the #storyappchat Facebook page if you would like to host or have a topic idea.

And don’t miss this week … we have Karen Robertson, author of the Treasure Kai series, hosting. She is also the author of several great eBooks & online courses for storybook app creation, including one that will be free from April 9-13 on Kindle …

What is a Book App and Could YOU Create One? How 27 Writers Did!” is the eBook any children’swriter who is considering digital publishing for their book should read! In this book, children’s book app author, speaker and coach, Karen Robertson, explains what a book app is, why it’s such an exciting publishing option, what you need to know about this opportunity, and how it’s done, so you can decide if it’s right for you to publish your children’s book as an app.

Read the personal stories of 27 other writers who’ve turned their books into book apps to see how many ways there are to achieve this publishing dream and deliver your book to a worldwide audience. From these writers’ stories, you’ll see that there are a lot of ways to make a book app happen in a way that will meet your objectives and budget, even if you aren’t technically inclined. This eBook is available exclusively on Kindle and is FREE April 9-13 (2013).

Join #storyappchat next week and every Sunday for more exciting topics about creating digital kids apps!

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Carisa Kluver is the the editor of Digital-Storytime.com, an iPad children's book review site. She has a BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley and an MSW from the University of Washington. Before starting this project, she was a school counselor, health educator and researcher in child & maternal health.