Today I’ve been trying out style and tech for individual picklet promotional videos.

This is something that I’d like to do for each picklet published in the Picklets app.

The concept is to provide a 30 second grab of content/author bio, equivalent to the in-app picklet preview, but intended for embedding in web pages on picklets.net and the author’s own web sites.

 

The Picklets Launch on Monday went off, enthusiastically attended by about 50 people packed into the 30-seated-capacity theatre at LOOP.

‘Mummy in the House!’ author Peter Nishitani skyped in from early morning Boston and Ben Hutchings and Arran McKenna did a live reading of ‘The 3 Baddest Bandits of the Wild Wild West’;

My thanks to all who joined the celebration.

Onwards to version 2 and new picklets!

If you’re interested in making picklets get in touch with stewarthaines@gmail.com.

Download the Picklets app now from the App Store.

 

An introduction for writer/illustrators interested in making interactive picture books for the Picklets app on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

  • Where: Wheeler Centre Workshop Space Boardroom, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
  • When: 6:00 6:15 – 7:30pm Wednesday April 18
  • How much: Free

Bring a laptop if you have one.

RSVP to stewarthaines@gmail.com

UPDATED: Start time changed to 6:15pm and we’ll be in the Boardroom. Wheeler Centre reception will direct you.

 

Picklets is in the Australian App Store and we’re having a party!

Join us at LOOP bar next Monday evening to celebrate the launch of the app and the first two picklets published;

‘The 3 Baddest Bandits of the Wild Wild West’ by Ben Hutchings with Arran McKenna and Jase Harper, and

‘Mummy in the House!’ by Peter Nishitani.

  • 6:30 – 8pm Monday April 16
  • LOOP
  • 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne

There’s a Facebook event for the Picklets launch.

 

It’s here*.

Picklets version 1 is now available as a free download in the Australian App Store.

After you download it to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad you’ll be able to read previews of;

  • ‘The 3 Baddest Bandits of the Wild Wild West’ by Ben Hutchings with Arran McKenna and Jase Harper, and
  • ‘Mummy in the House!’ by Peter Nishitani.

You can buy them for AU$1.99 each.

This is gonna be great.

* for certain values of ‘here’