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Transcript for the January 15 #storyappchat

For the first time, we had a team of eReading researchers join us last night for our weekly #storyappchat–and it was very illuminating! Led by @DiaperedKnights, our guest hosting team also included @jschugar, @carolsmith2006 and @chrispenny.

Check out the transcript above to soak up the benefits of the team’s research and knowledge–and remember to join us every Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern!


Transcript for the 11/20/11 #storyappchat: Alex from Kwiksher

We were thrilled to have Alex Souza with us from @Kwiksher serving as guest host for this chat. He kindly answered all our questions about their new software release and hinted at what’s to come in future versions. See for yourself in the 19 pages of transcript goodness above.

Please note: we will skip next Sunday because of the Thanksgiving holiday, but get ready for another special guest host for December 4: @uTales! Check out their site to get warmed up, and join us at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on 12/4 for the chat. See you then!

Transcript for the 10/30/11 #storyappchat: Kindle Fire

The topic for the 10/30/11 pre-Halloween installment of #storyappchat focused on Amazon’s not-yet-released Kindle Fire tablet, and the speculation, questions and wish list items flew by fast and furiously! See what you missed by checking out the transcript above, and plan to join us each and every Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern to chat about storybook apps and ebooks for kids!

Transcript for 10/16/11 #storyappchat: Liz Castro

We were grateful to have @LizCastro serving as guest host for this mind-blowing, fantastic chat–full of pithy opinions, terrific information and timely, appropriate questions. If you didn’t get a chance to check out Liz’s site and blog earlier, now’s your chance. AND, Liz gave away a copy of her complete ePub creation suite–what a deal even at full price! Pore over the 25 pages in the transcript above if you don’t believe me–and remember to join us every Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time for the next #storyappchat installment.

Speaking of the next installment, for the 10/23/11 #storyappchat we plan to cover the ins and outs of Social Media for Content Creators, a topic you won’t want to miss. Plus, we are planning to have a giveaway on a just-released storybook app–more details in a few days. See you there!

Transcript for 10/9/11 #storyappchat: Formats

We enjoyed an informative and insightful discussion about the available electronic picture book formats during the October 9 edition of our weekly #storyappchat. Here’s a peek into what was shared last night:

@LoreenLeedy: I want to make an ebook for Kindle, but image limitations are a problem: low res, no full bleed art (white borders on page)

@DavidBFox: Has anyone read Daniel Donahoo’s article, http://t.co/CYVMwgqj

@DavidBFox: Rather than focusing on flashier animation, focus on stronger stories/characters, and those that make a difference for kids

@BryonECarson: My feeling is that we need to lose the idea of the traditional book & think of these as entities unto themselves.

@ddonahoo: Hey folks. Gotta run-good to read your POV. Biggest issue I see – not enough editing taking – make that story awesome

For more, check out the 20-page transcript above, and make plans to join us EVERY Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time!

Transcript for the 9/4/11 #storyappchat: iBooks

This was an informative discussion on iBooks, with our own David Fox serving as the evening’s expert. Some of the wisdom shared during the chat included:

@DavidBFox: An iBook is Apple’s name for their ebooks. It’s a digital book using the ePub3 standard. It’s much closer to a small website.

@DavidBFox: @YancyUnger to layout our iBook, we used a beta version of Red Jumper’s upcoming iBook creation app. Called Book Creator

@iPad_storytime: I think customers will like this a lot! No more ‘lite’ versions RT @YancyUnger: @iPad_storytime Really like the sample option!

@DavidBFox: @brooks_jones the Red Jumper tool probably cut a week or two off development… also made it easy to dive in.

@MoveableCode: I think books are still perceived as different in value than an app. More substantive…

@brooks_jones: Also, ePubBud sells ISBNs for only $5 each http://t.co/pajSoRx

@AppsHomeschool: @brooks_jones And in Canada ISBNs are free – just FYI – handed out federally

And remember: we do the #storyappchat party EVERY Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, so carve out a little space for us at the end of your weekend, OK?

Chat Transcript 6/12/11

Open Mic Nite was lively this week, with friendly debates of app and ebook pricing, and discussions about funding (or lack thereof) for mobile technology in schools. Here are some of the tidbits shared during the chat:

@AppsforiPads: I do not understand why someone will pay B&N big bucks for a reg book, but think an app of the same book should be “free”

@LoreenLeedy I would rather buy 3 apps than to pay $15 for one book

@LMWArizona: @LoreenLeedy It’d be great if we had the technology to support it. No Ipads for kids in my schools. No wireless. No $.

@CristinaGetson: @LoreenLeedy Web-based books might be the answer for schools; then apps s/b available for students to use at home

Don’t miss out–plan to pull up a chair THIS Sunday, 6/19. Topic to be announced soon: watch this space!