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 August 24, 2014 #storyappchat

Transcript for the August 24, 2014 edition of #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter gathering where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Tonight we welcomed Deanne Shoyer (@OMum22) who led a chat about accessibility. Join us every Sunday nite at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET!

Transcript for the 8/17/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the August 17, 2014 edition of #storyappchat, where we discussed big educational software packages vs. a bunch of individual apps: which is best for schools? Remember to join us every Sunday night at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET for discussions about storybook apps/ebooks for kids.

Transcript for the 8/10/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the August 10, 2014 edition of #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter party where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Tonight’s topic was a general back-to-school discussion about technology in the classroom. Join us every Sunday night at 9 PM ET!

Transcript for the 8/03/14 #storyappchat

Here is the transcript for the August 4, 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 “Expecting the Unexpected – Software Bugs, Timelines & Other Surprises in App Development.” Join us every Sunday evening at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT!

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!