Transmedia storytelling is the design and distribution of a story that is coordinated across multiple media channels. Each channel offers unique content, using the strengths of each medium to its best advantage to build a larger, richer story. Transmedia storytelling is intentionally designed for participation, drawing the audience in as co-creators to expand and develop the narratives.
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Transmedia storytelling is fascinating and kidlit lends itself so beautifully to the form. I love the idea of giving audiences different entry points into the same story. It will be interesting to see where authors and content folks take this in the future!
Virtual reality technology can put the reader into the story, as well. This is an exciting time for story telling and engaging children to read.