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Jen Porter November 12th, 2014

LAUNCH OF THE NEW DUTCH VERSION OF ANNE FRANK'S DIARY

On March 29 1944, Anne Frank heard a radio broadcast by the Minister of Education and Culture of the Dutch Government in exile in London. He announced that after the war he hoped to provide eyewitness accounts of the suffering of the Dutch pe…

Kirk Bowe October 23rd, 2014

STORYTELLING FOR THE TOUCH GENERATION

We hear a lot about storytelling platforms these days. Yet many of the storytelling platforms are more like glorious wordprocessors. They are more ‘storylogging’. If you have a tech which is designed explicitly as a means to engage re…

Jen Porter February 22nd, 2014

CONNECTING STORYTELLERS AND THEIR AUDIENCES

I’m here at at AnimfxNZ 2014, in Wellington, New Zealand to engage with storytellers to share with you how our technology can enrich the storytelling experience. How we can take you and your audiences ‘beyond the story’ and in a way never ac…

Kirk Bowe November 15th, 2013

THE ETHOS OF JRR TOLKIEN’S STORYTELLING

Storytelling, in person, is a conscious act by those gifted to do it, engaging others around them. It’s not a one-way train, but rather a relationship between the storyteller and the listener. Even though only one person may be doing most of the…

Our Blog October 28th, 2013

NETFLIX FOR EBOOKS OR SPOTIFY FOR PUBLISHING

Great discussion on FutureBook (digital blog from the Bookseller), from Gareth Cuddy, see his blog below. I would reply that market forces will decide on a Netflix or Spotify etc for books, not publishers. Publishers finally must meet the demands …

Jen Porter October 18th, 2013

ANNE FRANK APP SHORTLISTED

The Shortlist for the 2013 FutureBook Innovation Awards are out and one of the most celebrated books of all time The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, is short-listed in the Best Reference Digital Book category. I’m delighted for two reasons:…

Our Blog October 9th, 2013

New Market Dynamics

The market dynamics of how we engage in storytelling have been irrevocably shaken up by technology. It’s not about format shift so much as the way we package and repackage content to suit different formats.

Many publishers, like other re…

Jen Porter August 1st, 2013

The Almighty Johnsons

Our most recent project was a companion app for Series 3 of the hit NZ comedy TV show The Almighty Johnsons. Working in partnership with South Pacific Pictures, the brief was to provide a novelised adaption of the script for each episode…

Our Blog June 24th, 2013

BeyondTheStory extends its repertoire to enter the realm of television

BeyondTheStory UK-based innovator of multi-media enhanced eBooks, has teamed up with internationally acclaimed New Zealand entertainment company

Jen Porter June 17th, 2013

Get rid of the book app category and let’s compete with e-ink books on the same storefronts

CEO of BeyondTheStory® Jen Porter makes a passionate plea borne of experience as a leading developer of interactive book apps. She asks whether the public is being educated or even has a mindset to look for interactive and immersive books on app…