International Aspergers Day Giveaway

February 18 is International Aspergers Day!

 

Axel's Chain Reaction wants to join this awareness initiative, because our story app is about accepting children who are different, allowing their abilities to flourish, and celebrating their hidden talents! heart

Also, we'll be offering a discount of our app on Feb 18, reducing it's price to $0.99 (or the equivalent in your country), so please share this giveaway with teachers, friends, therapists, and help us spread the message of hope through this fun story.

The Giveaway will run until February 19, 12 am, and we'll be giving out two promocodes

 

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Digital Books for Kids: challenges publishers face

I attended Digital Book World Conference and Expo this year (January 13-15,NYC) as a finalist for the DBA Awards (Yes! Axel's Chain Reaction was shortlisted for the Children's App category), and chose the Kids Launch workshop, in order to participate in the conversation about the current state of digital publishing for kids. There were some interesting examples of initiatives: Bloomsbury's Spark particularly. Two sites, Biblionasium and Bookopolis,  allow children to give their opinion and share their favorite books with other kids, so I hope they'll soon include book apps in their virtual bookshelves.
 
On the ground floor, and on the stage, I did feel quite a negative opinion in terms of how digital kids books -and apps in particular- are doing. The following recap of the event is being published also on Book app Alliance's webpage (of which I am a member):

Axel's Chain Reaction wins App Circus Online Competition!

Only three months after launching Axel's Chain Reaction, we started getting good news! Digital Book World Conference + Expo contacted us to let us know our app had been picked as a finalist for the Digital Book Awards 2014, in the App-children category. We attended the Conference January 13-15 in New York, and you can read about that in a separate post.