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Why I agreed to partner with Alex to critique stories for Kwik users and what to expect from a story critique?

With the introduction of our new  Storyline Review service, find out why Anna Hines partnered with us to critique stories. The text below was written by her. My life’s work has been about creating stories for kids. As soon as the possibility of putting stories into apps came up, with some PhotoShop and Painter experience, and a tiny bit of html from years of maintaining my webpage, I jumped in to give it a try. When I first started looking at the story apps that were coming out (late 2010) I found most to be very disappointing. I found a few really nice apps based on already published books such as,…

Is my story good enough?

Introducing Storyline Review Services Most Kwik users are publishing stories for the first time. Their amazing excitement sometimes goes down when a reviewer says "the story is confuse" or "illustrations are gorgeous but story not much". To avoid (real) situations like that, we are offering a new service called Storyline Review. We have partnered with experienced, many times published, author and illustrator, Anna Hines, a long time Kwik user, to provide a detailed critique on how to improve your story, BEFORE starting to create your storybook app (with Kwik or with any other product or vendor). Save your time, money and frustration! Feel free to check Anna's thoughts on this service. I strongly...

Publishing your storybook app with Kwiksher

Introducing Kwiksher’s Publishing Service For many people the tasks of working with the different app stores, creating certificates, and marketing storybook apps are daunting and a hurdle for publishing. Some don’t have (or want) to spend money with membership fees, others don’t have a Mac to publish to Apple’s App Store. A great number of them don’t even plan to launch new stories. To support future authors on a budget or those ones willing to spend time and money only in the story and design part, we are pleasure to announce that Kwiksher will offer publishing services to selected stories, based on these criteria: Global appeal; Educational content; Originality; Check…

Meet Tabita Valsecchi

Tabita Valsecchi is the winner of our “Design the New Welcome Screen Contest“, and it is my pleasure to have her sharing a bit of her experience with us. Kwiksher’s questions are in bold, to facilitate the reading. Feel free to send more questions to Tabita via comments below. I am sure she will appreciate. Enjoy! Tell us a little bit about you. Where are you based, for how long are you writing and illustrating – in sum, what is your “story”? I live in Italy and art has always been part of me.  I draw since I was child. I graduate as a teacher of Art Institute of Applied Art,…

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