Welcome to #storyappchat!

What is #storyappchat? It’s a weekly Twitter meeting for those of us interested in creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. We talk about all aspects of the business, from the latest software tools to avoiding burnout. Most of our weekly visitors identify themselves as:

  • Authors
  • Illustrators
  • Software Developers
  • Librarians
  • Educators
  • Consultants
  • App Reviewers
  • Parents

…but if you don’t fit into any of these categories, don’t worry. We’re happy to have you join us if you are interested in a behind-the-scenes look at children’s storybook apps/ebooks.

To take part in the chat, just start using the #storyappchat hashtag on Twitter at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific on Sunday nights. We’ll welcome you into the fold and try to answer any questions you might have, even if it’s your first Twitter chat!

We post topics on our Facebook page and on Twitter, so be sure to Like and Follow us there. After the chat, we generate a transcript so even if you missed the live discussion, you can benefit from the wisdom of the attendees.

Scroll down for the latest news, and we’ll look for you on Sunday evenings!

Transcript for the 7/27/14 #storyappchat

Here is the transcript for the July 27, 2014 edition of #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter get-together where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Tonight we talked about “#WeNeedDiverseBooks – Role of Digital in Supporting Diverse Cultural Stories & Representations — Can eBooks, apps & self-publishing help with the movement to make children’s book publishing more diverse & multi-cultural?” Join us every Sunday evening at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT!

Transcript for the 7/20/14 #storyappchat

Here is the transcript for the July 20, 2014 edition of #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter get-together where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Tonight we talked about “Going beyond the app. Ideas for using to get kids excited about the off-line world!” Join us every Sunday evening at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT!

Transcript for the 7/13/14 #storyappchat

Here is the transcript for the July 13, 2014 edition of #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter get-together where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Tonight we got Carisa’s recap from the 2014 ALA Conference. Join us every Sunday evening at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT!

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Transcript for the 6/29/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the 6/29/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the June 29, 2014 edition of #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter gathering where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps for kids. Tonight we talked about Handling Disappointment: How to Stay Positive and Motivated. Join us every Sunday at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT!

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Transcript for the 6/22/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the 6/22/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the June 22, 2014 edition of #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter gathering where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Tonight David Fox recapped the 2014 Dust or Magic App Camp for us. Join us every Sunday night at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT!

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Transcript for the 6/8/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the 6/8/14 #storyappchat

June 8, 2014 edition of #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter party where we talk about all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Topic for this one: exploring the Freemium model. Join us every Sunday evening at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT!

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Transcript for the 6/1/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the 6/1/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the June 1, 2014 edition of #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter party where we convene to discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Tonight we welcomed @tomlucient of @customizabooks: how to make storybook apps profitable.