I knew when I decided to launch Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy as the first iPad/iPhone children’s book app to offer sign language interpretation that I should expect some media interest. However, nothing could prepare me for the attention that the Danny the Dragon app has stirred up! In fact, I’m honored to find my app was mentioned by Alice Pope in the esteemed SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Children’s Market Blog.
Alice Pope, former editor of the renowned Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market, blogs about the latest in the children’s market on her SCBWI Blog. On Fridays she shares the latest publishing news that caught her eye during the week with links to main articles. In her Friday column, “In the News This Week,” she featured the release of my Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy app with a link to the Ebook Newser Blog at MediaBistro.com: http://www.mediabistro.com/ebooknewser/istorytime-launches-story-app-for-deaf-children_b1479.
The launch of my iPad app has been a dream project from the very start. I had always wanted to do something special on behalf of hearing-impaired children and considered this the ideal opportunity to fulfill this promise I had made to myself after visiting a school for the deaf on my East Coast book tour. It was a pleasure working with iStoryTime, the app developer for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon, who has created a high-quality product I can be proud of. The profits for my Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy app are being donated to support my favorite causes.
I’m happy to report that although I’ve been swamped with the media attention my app has generated, I’m still working on what I enjoy most—writing.
You can check out the story on Alice Pope’s blog yourself: http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2010/08/in-news-this-week.html.