Since starting See Here Studios two years ago, both myself and studio co-founder Wallace E. Keller have often been approached with questions about apps from fellow artists and writers. A few months ago, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) asked if we could put together a presentation on this same topic for their summer workshop. This article is a compilation of our learning over the last two years, and a “test run” for our SCBWI workshop on July 14 in San Rafael, California, at which we’ll discuss these topics in more detail.
If we’ve left out any burning questions that you have as an author/illustrator, please let us know in the comments. And if you have additional resources or perspectives to add, we’d love to hear about them. We certainly don’t have all the answers (nobody does in this new space!), so we view this as an on-going discussion and exploration.
This article is meant to be helpful to a newcomer to the app world, so we’ll start with definitions and then move on to specific resources:
What are the different formats for digital children’s books?
What are options and resources if I want to release my own book?
What are options and resources if I want to work with a publisher?
Where do I start?
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– Valerie Mih, Creative Director