Egmont's Jelly Pie brings humour to kids with YouTube and mobile games

New community may come from a publisher, but it's starting with digital media rather than books. By Stuart DredgeStuart Dredge Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2013-11-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon is bringing mobile games to its Amazon Kids+ service

Amazon is bringing two mobile games to its subscription-based entertainment platform for children. Known as Amazon Kids+, the $2.99 per month service has served as sort of a one-stop shop for kid-friendly books, TV shows, movies, games and more. The first game, Super Spy Ryan is a multiplayer... Continue reading at Engadget

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YouTube Kids Launches #ReadAlong Campaign to Encourage Kids to Read

YouTube Kids partnered with global book publishers HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and National Geographic Kids to launch a global initiative called #ReadAlong month. Taking place throughout the month of June, the program is designed to help young viewers learn to... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Take-Two is acquiring mobile game giant Zynga for $12.7 billion

PC gaming Giant Take-Two has announced that it's making a big move into mobile gaming with the acquisition of Zynga for a total price of approximately $12.7 billion. Take-Two already owns Rockstar Games, Codemasters and 2K, producing games like Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Bioshock and... Continue reading at Engadget

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The Sun and BookTrust in campaign to bring books to kids in lockdown

The Sun on Sunday and children's reading charity BookTrust are launching a new campaign, Books For Kids, asking readers to send in their old children’s books so they can be pulped and turned into new ones, "bringing the joy of reading to more families during lockdown". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Game of Thrones creators to bring Liu Cixin’s sci-fi trilogy to Netflix

David Benioff and DB Weiss to adapt The Three-Body Problem and two sequels with Alexander WooGame of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and DB Weiss are to adapt a series of hit science fiction novels by Chinese author Liu Cixin for Netflix. Together with Alexander Woo, who has worked on... Continue reading at The Guardian

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With Kids Stuck at Home, Authors Bring Stories to Instagram

As schools close, parents are turning to children’s book writers and illustrators on social media to help with teaching kids stuck inside. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2020-03-23 13:30:37 UTC ]
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Pokemon Go creators release Harry Potter mobile game Wizards Unite

The creators of mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon Go unleashed a new game on Thursday that features Harry Potter and other characters from the wizarding world made famous in best-selling books and blockbuster movies. Continue reading at CBC

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Bring Back the Golden Age of Broadcast Regulation. Especially for YouTube and Facebook.

They should be seen as communications infrastructure, and be made to serve the public interest. Continue reading at Slate

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New Walmart Partnership Brings Retailer Into the E-Book Game

Walmart has partnered with Rakuten, the Japanese internet services and e-commerce company, to bring its Kobo e-readers and ebooks to the chain's U.S. stores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Global Kids Connect 2017 Brings Data, Diversity to the Stage

At the third annual Global Kids Connect conference, held Monday in New York City, children's publishing luminaries discussed hot topics in the kids' sector, in GKC's first afternoon-only event. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Bryce Harper brings more than passion to the game; making baseball fun is beyond a slogan

There was no greater story line at the All-Star game than the rush to anoint Aaron Judge as the so-called face of baseball, replacing Mike Trout. Judge is Paul Bunyan in cleats, he hits baseballs to the moon, and he plays for the New York Yankees. Judge also is polite and respectful — just like... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Industry Notes: Canada’s Kids Can Press to Adapt YouTube ‘Carmilla’ Series into YA Book

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[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Egmont buys picture book from YouTube's Sacconejoly family

Egmont has scooped the first picture book from vloggers the Sacconejolys, who boast the largest family YouTube channel in Europe. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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What we can learn from the Dutch approach to bringing up kids

A British mum who lives in Amsterdam and an Asian-American are sharing their insights in a book called The Happiest Kids in the World. Continue reading at BBC News

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International Industry Notes: Beijing Book Fair, Japan’s Mobile Games, Scotland’s Indie Publishers

Zhejiang University Press has events at BIBF this week, as Japan's Toto Serkan looks at Japan's mobile gaming market, and Scotland's Society of Young Publishers weighs the industry's interest in new skills. The post International Industry Notes: Beijing Book Fair, Japan’s Mobile Games,... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Corsair's Lapdog brings no-compromises PC gaming controls to your couch

The era of the living room computer finally has its last—and maybe most important—piece: Lapboards. Razer’s Turret finally shipped in late April and today Corsair announced that its competing Lapdog ($120 on Newegg) is available for purchase.It’s been a long time coming. We’ve been seeing... Continue reading at PC World

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E-book App Applies Gaming E-Commerce Model To Mobile Reading

Tapas aims to optimize reading for mobile by dividing books into three- to five-minute chunks and charging readers as they go. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Snapchat Runs Its First App-Install Ad, and It’s for Mobile Game Cookie Jam

Snapchat is getting closer to forking over the data that advertisers want, and the stats will be coming in the form of mobile app-install ads. Today, a short video ad promoting SGN's mobile game Cookie Jam is running within iHeartRadio's Discover channel—the app's hub of daily content from... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Sainsbury's Brings Beloved Kids' Character to Life -- and Tops U.K. Book Sales

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