Posts tagged kids books
The Problem with Children’s Books: A Parent’s Perspective
February 26, 2013 | 2:04 pm
We recently had our Family Day long weekend, and the Beloved and I spent some of it at the home of his sister. She's the mother of a toddler and a newborn, and while we were visiting, the subject of books came up. I enjoyed having the opportunity to pick the brain of a parent on this particular subject. (What did this mom think were the biggest mistakes children's book publishers are making? What does she look for when she shops for her kids?) Some of her comments surprised me. 1. Children's Book Advertising Why aren't they doing this? That was her biggest...
DBW panelists suggest children’s book apps need curating
January 26, 2011 | 10:01 pm
eBookNewser has some coverage of a children’s book panel from Digital Book World today. One consensus to come out of the panel is that children’s book apps lack curation to weed out the 90% of lousy apps to make it easier to find the 3,000 or so good ones. Whereas in the print world there are stores and book clubs that help readers determine these things, it is a lot harder in the world of apps. Of course, this kind of holds true for adult books, too, at least to an extent. And the star rating system on the...