A Brief History of Apps and Technology Reading
As one of the first author/illustrators published as an app (Lula's Brew), Elizabeth Dulemba presents both (brief and fascinating) history of reading via technology.
E-book- flowing text. This is not ideal for picture books because there is no fixed layout (due to the ability to change size of font etc.) E-books are mostly text based books.
Apps- a piece of software...for picture books it can be used to change colors, create mazes, etc.
Apps are a much different format than ebooks.
She presented a history of children's book apps, from Miss Spider's Tea Party (2010) to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (May 2011).
Some tips for illustrators:
* Artists need to work with technology and sound experts.
* most developers are not accepting submissions, yet.
*best for out of print books.
Check out her website www.dulemba.com for great resources and information!