Hello there if you are reading this! Happy new year & all that. This blog has gone through many incarnations. It first started as an assignment for a NYU class called CREATING AUTHOR PLATFORMS
given by the lovely Yen Cheong
(BOOK PUBLICITY BLOG
Next it was a place where I collected notes around what transmedia is and is not (transmediakids.com
). That debate continues. My takeaway after reading & meeting folks at conferences is this: transmedia aka multi platform storytelling
is a way to tell your story (the grand narrative as Jeff Gomez calls it) using many platforms (books, ebooks, games, apps etc).
I never promoted my content more than having it link to my beloved twitter account. Oh HOW I LOVE THEE TWITTER
Well now it's taken another form as THESTORYBOXPILOTS.com.
As I build my tiny ULTRA LEAN STARTUP, I need a place to let off steam and be silly. Hopefully connect with other authors and illustrators experimenting and sharing lessons learned.
I want to help others as I help myself by writing about my digital journey. Stuff I wish my editors could tell me. DOH! Did I just say that in public?
LOL. That's not a personal dig, just a reflection of the rate of growth & change in our industry.
But the biggest reason I changed my BLOG VIBE is because I want to tell an authentic story
. Get the conversations going between authors, illustrators and publishers. Get off the one way street. Co-create, share our creativity and make something better & bigger than our individual selves & platforms.
So, WELCOME to my MONSTER TRANSMEDIA BLOG VIBE!
Enjoy! Come say hello on twitter @cynthiajabar
, I've got someone you should meet.