Today’s author needs to stay abreast of the rapidly changing world of publishing, particularly as the storybook app and ebook market grows. That’s one reason why I created a template for authors and illustrators to use to develop storybook app proposals. This page lists other great resources for more information.
Authors also need to know how to use social media platforms to connect with writers, readers, and as a way to market our work. Below are my own posts on apps and ebooks as well as some of my favorite blogs on the subject.
Create Your Own Storybook App (Guest post on Writer Unboxed)
My First Publishing Contract! (Hint: It’s an App)
Apps and ebooks
Digital Kids’ Author - Author Karen Robertson’s website. Her books, How to Market a Book App, and Authors Guide to Book Apps are comprehensive and excellent companions to my Template for Storybook App Proposals.
The Digital Reader - Posts on every topic related to ebooks, apps, devices and technology
Digital Storytime - Provides excellent reviews of storybook apps
Kidlit Apps - Agent Mary Kole reviews apps and discusses the market
SLJ Touch and Go Blog - Provides reviews of apps and ebooks geared for children
Teachers with Apps - This blog discusses how to use apps in the classroom and for educational purposes
Transmedia Digest – A blog and website dedicated to the art of telling stories across multiple media
The Digital Media Diet - Blog by the creators of Digital Storytime
Blogging, Social Media, Marketing & Technology for Writers
Jane Friedman – Exploring what it means to be an author in the digital age
Kristen Lamb – Social Media maven, author and creator of WANA