One literary agent’s story at this fourth iteration of the international conference was about selling 2,000 English-language titles into the Chinese market. Going the other direction? Not so easy.
With a new StoryDrive Asia event coming to Singapore, Beijing’s fourth annual iteration revved the potential gains that develop when content industries fuel each others’ expertise.
‘Ebooks are essentially Web sites in wrappers. So what happens if you take the wrappers off?’ One answer lies in the layered reading world of Strata, a digital storytelling project from Penguin Random House and a host of collaborators led by Dan Franklin.
Dealing in the ‘atomic unit’ — story — Wattpad Studios’ Aron Levitz is ready to ‘give Hollywood the best focus group it never had.’
Rutger Bruining of StoryTerrace discusses his crowdfunding platform that enables families to commission a ghostwritten biography of a loved one.
Polish cinematographer Slawomir Idziak hosts and annual film camp for visionaries to experiment with the new equipment shaping the future of storytelling.
Oetinger, one of Germany’s largest children’s books publishers, has launched a new company, Storydocks, dedicated to interactive and digital storytelling.
AR&Co, an Indonesian startup that specialized in augmented reality, presented new possibilities for storytelling at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Forging a new, open synergy between creators and publishers will better position the industry to face the future, says transmedia storyteller Jerome Goerke.
Using the example of Airbnb, Valla Vakili argues that great storytellers use familiar settings in unexpected ways, a tactic that applies business as well.