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Transcript for the 12/9/12 #storyappchat: Will Terry

So glad to welcome Will Terry back to #storyappchat, and based on both the stuff he’s posted to his blog and the amount of high-energy discussion last night, he’s had his hands in a bunch of very cool stuff lately.

Catch it all in the transcript above, and remember: we do it every Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific. Make it a weekly ritual, how about it?



Guest Host for the 12/9/12 #storyappchat: Will Terry

Way back in the spring of 2011 (seems so long ago, doesn’t it?), Will Terry graciously agreed to be the very first guest host for #storyappchat. So it’s with a fair amount of nostalgia and a high dose of appreciation that I announce he’s agreed to guest host again: this Sunday!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Will and his considerable talents, he’s a writer/illustrator of children’s picture books. My current favorite is The Three Little Gators (written by Helen Ketteman and illustrated by Terry), now available as an app. However, his art has appeared in tons of other books for kids. Will’s one of my favorite artists, and my kids like his stuff too.

Aside from being a wonderful traditional and digital artist, Will keeps up a very informative and inspirational blog, which fits the very definition of ‘giving back.’ Will does have a few tutorial videos he’s posted for $$$ (and as a purchaser, I can promise you they are well worth the cash), but he’s also shared tons of other opinions, advice, sales figures and other great stuff that you can’t put a price on for FREE.

He recently used Talespring to create a new kid’s story app: I Eat You! and created a free video with some information about the process.

A lot’s changed in the year and a half since we had Will with us last time–so bring your questions for him, and we will look for you Sunday (December 9) night around 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific!

Transcript for the 12/2/12 #storyappchat: Blogging Best Practices

Wow, this chat was really hoppin’! So much high-quality information blowing by, I was a little nervous I might’ve missed something. Luckily for all of us, it’s all captured in the transcript above.

Whether or not you were able to join us for this chat, how about you take the excellent advice of Karen Robertson and share a link to your blog in the comments for this post? I look forward to the exchange of information right here.

Also: make plans right now to stop by next time (Sunday, December 9) when we welcome back writer/illustrator Will Terry. We’ll kick it off at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific, and watch this space for details on Will and his current projects. See you then, I hope!


Topic for the 9/16 #storyappchat: Funding Your App With Kickstarter

Kickstarter LogoIf you’ve done any reading of technology news over the past year, you’ve probably heard of Kickstarter. This is a website that allows anyone to find funding for an upcoming project via crowdsourcing. Basically you enter the details of your project and come up with some creative incentives to give people who donate to your project. Enter a deadline and voilá: the money comes rolling in, via your friends, their friends, and others who fall in love with your project through SEO. Hooray!

Well, maybe. There are some of us within the #storyappchat community who’ve tried Kickstarter and didn’t reach full funding (Touchoo is one example). But that doesn’t mean the endeavor wasn’t a success. Writer/illustrator Will Terry tried his own Kickstarter campaign for a storybook app idea, and shared his experiences on his blog.

There are many reasons why you might want to consider Kickstarter for your next project. Join us as we welcome digital marketing expert Julie Brannon, who has had some recent success with Kickstarter and will lead our discussion for the next #storyappchat this Sunday, September 16 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific. Looking forward to seeing YOU there–just start tweeting using the #storyappchat hashtag to participate!

Transcript for the 8/12/12 #storyappchat: Open Mic!

We had originally planned to discuss getting on Apple’s New and Noteworthy and What’s Hot categories as the topic tonight, but ended up having a general discussion about creativity, writing code, and the importance of balancing the skills needed to write and draw for kids with the realities of daily life. In particular, we were thrilled to have Will Terry drop by and share some of his recent experiences as he works to complete three, yes three, new apps. Always a pleasure, Will!

I think we’ll revisit the idea of the original topic sometime soon. In the meantime, don’t miss Alex from Kwiksher next week (August 19)—he’s coming back to guest host and share how user requests and market demands have helped drive the new version of their tool for content creators. We will look for you around 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT–be there or be square!

Chat Transcript: 6/5/11

Wow, what a fabulous chat! Will Terry claims to be a Twitter newbie, but you’d never have known it last night. Here’s some of what he shared with us during his first-ever Twitter chat:

“many artists and authors are afraid of ebooks but I think those who embrace them will be further ahead in the long run”

“I really believe that if you build an amazing app people will find it and share it and it will have a great opportunity to go big”

“In the end I can’t believe that I almost didn’t jump into the ebook arena when I did – it would have cost me BIG TIME!”

Thanks to everyone who came out for this, our best-attended chat so far. Read the rest of the transcript here–and we will see you THIS Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET!

Will Terry to Guest Host During THIS Sunday’s Chat!

Will TerryI am thrilled to share with you our special guest host for the 6/5/11 #storyappchat: Will Terry!

Will is the illustrator of 17+ children’s books for the print market, and has both written and illustrated a terrific story app titled Monkey and Croc. He is also one of the few people who a) both write and illustrate, b) has experience in both print and electronic publishing, and c) has published the same story in the Apple App Store, Amazon’s Kindle Store and the Barnes & Noble Nook Store.

Being the helpful guy that he is, he’s also put together several how-to videos on his site, designed to help other illustrators get better. I myself have been working through his ‘How to Illustrate Children’s Books‘ series, but he has a Photoshop class and an acrylic painting series as well.

He will be taking your questions THIS Sunday, June 5 during #storyappchat! In the meantime, read his bio, see his online portfolio and check out his blog. He is also on Facebook–and here’s his Twitter profile. I just can’t wait–can you? Join us at 9 ET!