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!

November 23, 2014 #storyappchat Transcript

Transcript for the Nov. 23, 2014 edition of #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter get-together where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps for kids. This week we counted our blessings and reflected over the year. Remember, join us every Sunday night at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.

Transcript for November 16, 2014

Transcript for the November 16, 2014 edition of #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter party where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Tonight’s chat was guest hosted by Michele Wells, editor of digital content at Disney. Be sure to join us every Sunday night!

#storyappchat 11/2/14

Transcript for the November 2, 2014 #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter get-together where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. This week: a roundup of the available app creation tools. Make plans to join us every Sunday night at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.

#storyappchat Transcript for 10/26/14

Transcript for the October 26 edition of #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter gathering where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Tonight we welcomed Annie Fox as guest host, who talked about book formats and her new book. Join us every Sunday night at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET.

10.19.14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the October 19, 2014 #storyappchat. Tonight’s guest host: David Neal (@WalrusWinks) who helped us explore the way the news media covers (and incorrectly reports on) our industry.

Transcript for the 10/12/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the October 12 edition of #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter gathering where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Tonight we talked about the differences between apps/ebooks and print picture books. Remember to join us every Sunday night at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT!

PLEASE NOTE: Storify would not allow me to reorder the tweets this week, so while usually our transcripts are in chronological order, this one shows tweets in reverse chronological order. Sorry about that!

Transcript for 10/5/14

Transcript of the October 5, 2014 #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter gathering where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Tonight’s topic: App Bundling. Be sure to join us every Sunday night at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET!