A Review of the Interactive Story, Hearts of Iron: War Stories

Hearts of Iron: War Stories by Aaron Rosenberg Hearts of Iron: War Stories is a branching narrative about a young British pilot during the Battle of Britain. Churchill once said “Never was so much owed by so many to so few"! Take part in this historic turning point during WWII as you make your own choices …

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Guest Post: TaleHunt, An App That Brings Out Your Inner Storyteller

By Aby Matthew - Co-founder and CMO of TaleHunt TaleHunt is an app that features stories 250 characters or less. The platform has built up a community of writers and readers. Imagine how amazing it is for us to craft a story and others to get enraptured by our imaginary world of tales? The most …

Authorly, Turn Your Book Into An App

Recently I learned about a new tool called Authorly, which can turn books into apps to sell in all the major app stores, including Google Play, iTunes, and the Amazon app store (see my post, "Turning Your Ebook Into An App"). Authorly allows authors to easily create apps for their books, and make them interactive. …

PressReader: Connecting People Through News

PressReader is an innovative app that connects readers with more than 2,400 newspapers in 57 languages. The app can auto-deliver content, save articles, and share via social media. Earlier this year, the company released an interesting graphic of the top stories of 2013, along with facts about how and when people read. Nikolay Malyarov, EVP, …

NARR8, an Interactive Content Channel

NARR8 is an innovative, new(ish) content platform and mobile app. Founded in 2011 by Alexandr Vashchenko, NARR8 was inspired by Vaschenko's love of comic books and entertainment media. "The name 'NARR8' came from the idea of combining story telling, or 'narration,' with the number 8, which, aside from being an auspiciously lucky number in certain parts of …

E-Book Review: Cinderella, an interactive EPUB3 book

Cinderella by Charles Perrault, Stanislav Ustymenko Cinderella - World-famous fairy tale accompanied by questions. During the reading children are constantly interacting with the characters of the fairy tale, so they need to answer a small educational question to move to each next page. This turns reading into an exciting and entertaining process supporting comprehensive development of …

ChannelCaster, a new social mobile app

Apps are becoming a big part of our culture. Recently my sister has gotten into the app world. Right now she's working for ChannelCaster, and here's what she has to say: ChannelCaster is a new mobile app that allows users to discover, mash and share content on their mobile/tablet devices. Users are able to create …

This Week in Publishing

Here's what's going on in the publishing industry this week: It's JFK month. Makes sense, since this year marks the 50th anniversary of his election. On Monday The Perseus Books Group, along with NBC News, released a new iPad app, JFK: 50 Days. The app complements the new book, "JFK Day by Day," and it features …