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Industry Notes: Canada’s Kids Can Press to Adapt YouTube ‘Carmilla’ Series into YA Book

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Following the cult success on YouTube of the vlog-series ‘Carmilla,’ a book deal has been struck between Toronto’s Kids Can Press and Shaftesbury films. n a statement from the Los Angeles presentation of her company’s new YA imprint’s list, Kids Can Press‘ chief Lisa Lyons Johnston has announced optioning world publishing rights to Shaftesbury film productions’ digital series Carmilla. Carmilla–which …

Funny Rap Video About Reading Books

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson It may be hard to believe, but a video about reading books has made YouTube’s top ten most watched videos for today. Julian Smith’s rap video tells the story of a young man who just wants to read a book without being interrupted. “Don’t you ever interrupt me while I’m reading a book,” he says. Watch it …

YouTube Tests Live Streaming Platform

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Yesterday, Google-owned YouTube began a two-day trial of its live streaming service with four select partners: Howcast, Next New Networks, Rocketboom and Young Hollywood. According to the announcement from YouTube, “Based on the results of this initial test, we’ll evaluate rolling out the platform more broadly to our partners worldwide.” The platform also includes a cool feature …