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Tweet Time OK, anybody out there ready for tonite's #storyappchat? Show of hands? Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:02:19 +0000 I'm here... #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:02:52 +0000 I'm here! Busy animating a dinosaur for a science museum, but I'll try to butt in now and again. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:03:19 +0000 @brooks_jones I'm here! Hi all! #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:03:24 +0000 Starting now! Join #storyappchat to discuss app discoverability ... @StoryAppChat is Every Sunday, 6pm PT/9pm ET http://t.co/jY8fWxZE Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:04:15 +0000 @roxiemunro @drawbeard @DavidBFox @iPad_storytime Welcome to all of you for tonite's #storyappchat! Topic = Discoverability (or lack therof) Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:04:53 +0000 My biggest worry. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:05:29 +0000 RT @brooks_jones: @roxiemunro @drawbeard @DavidBFox @iPad_storytime Welcome to all of you for tonite's #storyappchat! Topic = Discoverability (or lack therof) Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:05:49 +0000 @drawbeard Exactly: I think it's on everyone's mind! #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:06:58 +0000 @brooks_jones #storyappchat hi everybody Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:06:58 +0000 #storyappchat Although I think discoverability in Apple's App Store is a mess at best, I like the direction they're going with... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:08:18 +0000 ... their new "Breakout Books" section in the iBookstore. They are highlighting self-published books now. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:08:54 +0000 It seems like discovery and promotion were valuable services provided by publishers. New analogs are yet to emerge. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:09:33 +0000 Lots of exceptional tweets to follow today about #discoverability from #Book2 ... big week for publishing conferences ahead! #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:09:54 +0000 @drawbeard Right! A huge uphill battle in this new age. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:10:06 +0000 @drawbeard exactly..at least traditional publishers are good at it. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:10:29 +0000 I agree! RT @drawbeard: Seems like discovery/promotion were valuable services provided by publishers. New analogs yet 2 emerge #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:10:40 +0000 Please tell me the best way to follow the chat again. David? Thank you. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:11:02 +0000 @ruBORED Hi there and welcome to #storyappchat tonite! Glad to have you with us, as always :) Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:11:09 +0000 I want to know where the Schwab's Pharmacy bar stool is in the app world! How can apps become famous under our own control? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:11:16 +0000 RT @brooks_jones: ... their new "Breakout Books" section in the iBookstore. They are highlighting self-published books now. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:11:25 +0000 @MarshaDArnold You're doing it! David likes the TweetChat website. Welcome to #storyappchat! Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:11:42 +0000 @MarshaDArnold http://t.co/V0pMFhDj #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:12:20 +0000 @MarshaDArnold best way to join our chat is with Tweetchat: http://t.co/9IK8rYGa #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:12:26 +0000 @DavidBFox I think that's the million $$ question, unfortunately. Amazingly difficult nowadays to get noticed. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:12:33 +0000 No barriers to publishing nowadays, the difficulty lies with being heard above the constant noise. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:13:13 +0000 @brooks_jones #storyappchat glad to be here. Greta topic tonight. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:13:59 +0000 Other than the jackpot theory (which relies on LOTS of luck and timing), best way I know is consistent PR efforts... #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:14:04 +0000 ...either doing it yourself, or hiring an expert to help you market your app or book. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:14:31 +0000 Sadly, maybe the democracy of anyone being able to publish makes it even tougher ... #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:14:39 +0000 I'd love 2 hear from those who have experience with some of the other storefronts (besides Apple, like Amazon/GooglePlay/etc.) #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:14:48 +0000 One thing to remember... even if your app is published by a huge publisher, they still don't have a great record of hits. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:15:17 +0000

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Also targeting your content to niche markets. Much easier to be noticed in the "Steampunk Storybooks" market than general. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:16:16 +0000 I think books probably have the best chance of being found at Amazon, thru their recommendation engine #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:16:16 +0000 @brooks_jones Last I checked (a couple of months ago) 92% of our apps were sold on iOS, and 8% on everything else... #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:16:38 +0000 @brooks_jones the noise is increased with all the stuff out there now. The "gatekeepers" have a purpose. Quality is 2nd issue. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:16:40 +0000 Thank you, wise ones. My Prancing Dancing Lily book app comes out this week and I have little idea how to share. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:16:52 +0000 @drawbeard Right! My craft book only needs to sell a couple of copies to put it in the top 100 in its category on Amazon #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:17:00 +0000 @brooks_jones that includes Amazon/Google Play/Nook/Nabi #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:17:14 +0000 Facebook, Twitter, blogs, a few niche places, a newsletter to 250 subscribers....stuff everyone does. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:17:46 +0000 By that I mean, some of the self -published stuff desperately needs an editor. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:17:50 +0000 @MarshaDArnold Congrats on your new book app! Tell us more, and share a link! :) #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:17:50 +0000 @brooks_jones: I think books probably have the best chance of being found at Amazon, thru their recommendation engine #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:17:57 +0000 @DavidBFox Of course, Android tablets have only been making a big push for a few months now. They MAY catch up soon. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:18:46 +0000 @roxiemunro So true. Editors still an essential part of the process. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:18:46 +0000 So true it's painful ... RT @roxiemunro: By that I mean, some of the self - published stuff desperately needs an editor. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:18:52 +0000 Has anyone published an app in Amazon's App Store? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:19:11 +0000 Last I checked (a couple of months ago) 92% of our apps were sold on iOS, and 8% on everything else... #storyappchat amazing! Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:19:34 +0000 @MarshaDArnold right! #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:20:22 +0000 @brook_jones No link yet to Prancing Dancing Lily. The app was to come out in October. Now sometime this week they tell me. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:20:28 +0000 @MarshaDArnold Holy cow--I hope you haven't been waiting since October!!! Yuck! #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:21:27 +0000 @drawbeard Seems Android owners aren't purchasing apps at the same rate as iOS device owners. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:22:20 +0000 @brooks_jones People need a professional experienced developer, just like you need an editor #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:23:04 +0000 @brooks_jones we have 3 apps on the Amazon App Store #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:23:18 +0000 RT @roxiemunro: People need a professional experienced developer, just like you need an editor #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:23:24 +0000 @MarshaDArnold Did you self-publish the app, or was it headed up by a publisher? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:24:32 +0000 @DavidBFox Are your sales there worth mentioning? Has it been worth being there in addition to the iOS store? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:24:51 +0000 @brooks_jones Only worth it if additional development cost/time is negligible or you have a big hit. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:25:48 +0000 I have a developer who wanted to publish my book app. It's based on my out-of- print book. They have paid most of costs. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:25:59 +0000 @brooks_jones But from other feedback I've heard, it's about a 10:1 ratio of iOS sales to Android sales for other devs as well #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:26:31 +0000 @DavidBFox Wasn't one (or both) of your Middle School Confidential apps featured by Apple at one point? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:26:46 +0000 RT @brooks_jones: RT @roxiemunro: People need a professional experienced developer, just like you need an editor #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:26:47 +0000

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So if that holds true, you could decide whether getting about 5-10% of your iOS sales on Android justifies the time/expense #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:27:00 +0000 You can see my main character, Lily. She's my Twitter image. :) #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:27:03 +0000 @MarshaDArnold That's great! Is there a link to the print version we can see? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:27:31 +0000 Do you all market to other countries in a specific way? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:28:08 +0000 @MarshaDArnold that's great! and will they market it? That's the big issue.... #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:28:13 +0000 @brooks_jones Yes, they're consistently featured on Apple in the book app section. Usually at least 1 is featured. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:28:19 +0000 @DavidBFox I bet that really helps! #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:28:39 +0000 Here's a link to Lily's book on my site, Brook.http://t.co/xzRvntCI #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:29:06 +0000 Roxie, they will market it, but I'm not sure how much. They are hiring someone to help. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:29:35 +0000 @MarshaDArnold The book looks adorable! I'm going to put it on my #paperbackswap wish list #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:30:31 +0000 Hane't I heard the discouraging news that 3% of developers/app companies make 90% of app sales? #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:30:47 +0000 @MarshaDArnold excellent! #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:31:09 +0000 I think it's not just a problem of getting noticed, more that each 'noticer' has less spread, less readership #STORYAPPCHAT Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:31:10 +0000 How many apps sold is considered successful? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:31:19 +0000 @brooks_jones it did help. I can't even find the featured book apps section in iTunes right now. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:31:29 +0000 I'm also grantwriter. In 80s we did proposals on typewriter w/carbon. With word processors, suddenly tons of competitors! #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:32:12 +0000 @MarshaDArnold hah, good question. Enough to make your investment back plus some income? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:32:39 +0000 @MarshaDArnold I just ordered Roar of a Snore! Looks adorable too! #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:32:48 +0000 Now, everyone sends press releases, and there are thousands of outlets #STORYAPPCHAT you get discovered, but each one not enough Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:33:06 +0000 @brooks_jones Thank you so much Brooks. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:33:07 +0000 @roxiemunro Who are those developers, Roxie? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:33:30 +0000 @brooks_jones Thanks! Dolly Parton Imagination Library 3 years..and now out of print. THE PUMPKIN RUNNER my only one in print. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:34:24 +0000 MT @KarenNemethEdM: I'm also grantwriter. In 80s we used typewriter w/carbon. With technology, suddenly tons of competitors! #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:34:47 +0000 @MarshaDArnold angry birds guys are one of course...then the licensed properties, etc...probably not hard to research. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:35:00 +0000 RT @MarshaDArnold: How many apps sold is considered successful? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:35:54 +0000 Right, the bottom line will vary for everyone, based on the time and $$ spent to create and market #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:35:57 +0000 At #littlebahalia, we decided to suck it up and hire a PR firm. Still early days to see if it's money well spent or not. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:36:17 +0000 @staceywng Welcome to tonite's #storyappchat! Thanks for stopping by. :) Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:36:48 +0000 Similar problem: with typewriters, students sent 3 - 5 college applications, now online they send >20 Hurts all competitors #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:36:50 +0000 @brooks_jones also, if you're creating apps for marketing purposes, then $0 revenue but thousands of downloads may be success #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:37:01 +0000 RT @brooks_jones: Right, the bottom line will vary for everyone, based on the time and $$ spent to create and market #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:37:06 +0000

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So it's not that you don't get noticed, it's more that when you do, it results in KarenNemethEdM fewer sales, no? #Storyappchat and that needs new ideas Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:37:19 +0000 @staceywng Would really like to hear how it goes with the PR firm. Very hard DavidBFox to show where sales came from, though. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:37:40 +0000 @DavidBFox Good point there. Depends on your goal for the project, and your brooks_jones long-term goals too #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:37:51 +0000 @brooks_jones yeah, but, even with goal to just inc. marketing - tons of effort KarenNemethEdM to get those hi numbers of free downloads #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:38:35 +0000 RT @DavidBFox: @brooks_jones if youre creating apps for marketing roxiemunro purposes, $0 revenue but 1000s of downloads may be success #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:38:55 +0000 @KarenNemethEdM I had nearly 5K freeloads of my craft book when Ereader brooks_jones News Today featured it. It gave me a small sales bump #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:39:54 +0000 @KarenNemethEdM The more apps in the market, the more diluted the sales DavidBFox of each app will be. People aren't buying more apps #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:39:56 +0000 and that effort = $$$ , so don't you want to know if those free apps lead to KarenNemethEdM increased purchases elsewhere? How can you know? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:40:09 +0000 I mean, the number of apps purchased per device probably isn't increasing DavidBFox dramatically. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:40:29 +0000 @DavidBFox I agree, PLUS the more REVIEWERS on the market, the fewer read KarenNemethEdM each review! We're hurting ourselves! #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:40:50 +0000 @KarenNemethEdM Yes, you'd definitely want to know. Tracking sales through DavidBFox app, clicks to your website, whatever. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:41:07 +0000 @DavidBFox Soon everyone will have an app out, then. :) Do we just give up on MarshaDArnold our stories or making money? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:41:23 +0000 @DavidBFox Plus, I wonder if others are doing what I did, which is download brooks_jones tons of apps at first, then slow down #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:41:37 +0000 @KarenNemethEdM in some cases, if your biz competitors have an app and DavidBFox you don't, will hurt you. So may just have to create 1 #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:41:39 +0000 I think marketing worldwide, which is much easier w/apps than books, is the roxiemunro way to go. English is an issue of course. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:41:55 +0000 brooks_jones @MarshaDArnold Another million $ question! #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:42:05 +0000 I think we may be at the beginning of a bubble. Amateur devs are reading drawbeard about big hits from early days before competition. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:42:18 +0000 @roxiemunro I'd love if you could elaborate on that (the worldwide marketing, brooks_jones that is) #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:42:26 +0000 I just presented at national conf. this week. Still battling teacher tendency to KarenNemethEdM stop at 99 cents rather than look for quality #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:42:28 +0000 MarshaDArnold There seem no easy answers in the app world. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:42:33 +0000 @roxiemunro How do you market worldwide? MarshaDArnold #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:42:57 +0000 There will be a period where everyone tries to make an app, but I think the drawbeard market will balance out in a few years. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:42:58 +0000 RT @MarshaDArnold: There seem no easy answers in the app world. KarenNemethEdM #storyappchat <- Not easy, requires major shift in business models Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:43:09 +0000 YES! MT @drawbeard: I think we may be near a bubble. Amateur devs are brooks_jones reading about big hits from early days B4 competition. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:43:12 +0000 @drawbeard totally agree... otherwise we'd still have thousands of people DavidBFox panning for gold in California and Alaska #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:43:46 +0000 @drawbeard God, I hope so! Let the gold rushers weed themselves out brooks_jones #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:43:58 +0000 @DavidBFox #storyappchat I think devices are getting more personalised so: wirdmonger less apps but more devices in a household. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:44:18 +0000 @drawbeard So, how long until bubble bursts? When will it become common DavidBFox wisdom that most people can't make $$ w/apps? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:44:18 +0000 @brooks_jones many review sites worldwide. Our appin English ranks, after roxiemunro 1.5 years, in 40-45 countries. many iPads out there. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:44:26 +0000 drawbeard @DavidBFox Haha, exactly! I wish I was the guy selling shovels. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:44:29 +0000

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@wirdmonger Welcome to #storyappchat tonite! Nice to see you, as always :) Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:44:38 +0000 @MarshaDArnold many many international web reviewers. Not print of course. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:45:16 +0000 @DavidBFox Well, usually an obvious spike in $ for any media and it's a clear cause/effect. Hoping 1 day sales will level out. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:45:17 +0000 @drawbeard even then, how many shovels do you need? Bubble in the app tools market too. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:45:28 +0000 RT @drawbeard: There will be a period where everyone tries to make an app, but the market will balance out in a few years. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:45:50 +0000 @wirdmonger good point. I know when I first got my iPhone & iPad, I downloaded LOTS of apps. Rarely use most of them. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:46:07 +0000 Is true, like now eVERY biz needs to have a website or you don't look legit, will soon be true for apps #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:46:32 +0000 RT @DavidBFox: @drawbeard how long until bubble bursts? When will it become common wisdom most people cant make $$ w/apps? #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:46:38 +0000 Yes! RT @wirdmonger: @DavidBFox #storyappchat I think devices are getting more personalised so: less apps but more devices in a household. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:46:45 +0000 @roxiemunro So you search for international web reviewers for apps. Any other thoughts on international marketing? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:46:47 +0000 @brooks_jones @DavidBFox #storyappchat think you are right re: acquire less over time Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:47:18 +0000 RT @KarenNemethEdM: Is true, like now eVERY biz needs to have a website or you dont look legit, will soon be true for apps #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:47:30 +0000 @roxiemunro Don't you think Apple will see the burst coming-if we stop making apps because they make no $$, it hurts them too #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:47:43 +0000 Honestly I don't know, but at the rate things move no, I'm guessing we'll hit equilibrium in 5yrs or less. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:47:58 +0000 @MarshaDArnold we hired a marketing person who researched the international sites. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:48:11 +0000 I hate reading reviewer blogs - takes too much time to search, read aimless details about each book or app, too many to find #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:48:43 +0000 @KarenNemethEdM I don't think people will stop making apps... just people who can't sell their apps. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:49:10 +0000 @DavidBFox @drawbeard Wait?! Was there supposed to be $$ involved?! No one told me! I thought we were doing it for fun! #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:49:11 +0000 @roxiemunro are more of your sales international than USA? #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:49:13 +0000 BTW, re discovery. Apple doesn't really care... They get $ from developers #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:49:14 +0000 Mark Coker at @Smashwords says that the real growth N publishing will be N services (self-publishing tools, etc.). Interesting #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:49:39 +0000 But when I do preso, people always say 'can't you just tell me what to buy?' NO! everyone's needs/tastes are different! #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:49:47 +0000 @DavidBFox @drawbeard As long as we continue to Tweet abt how hard it is... scare them off, & win the race w/ sheer tenacity. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:50:00 +0000 RT @DavidBFox: @KarenNemethEdM I dont think people will stop making apps... just people who cant sell their apps. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:50:01 +0000 @MarshaDArnold yes. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:50:22 +0000 Hah! RT @staceywng: As long as we continue to Tweet abt how hard it is... scare them off, & win the race w/ sheer tenacity. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:50:23 +0000 @KarenNemethEdM so you'd be left with fewer developers, but those that create higher quality apps overall (that can sell) #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:50:34 +0000 @MarshaDArnold yes, to more are international sales. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:50:55 +0000 @MarshaDArnold But people swear by Amazon reviews. Interesting dichotomy there. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:51:05 +0000 @staceywng Haha, that's my plan. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:51:19 +0000 @staceywng Yes!! It's definitely a marathon. We intend to be in this for years. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:51:41 +0000

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@KarenNemethEdM For app websites, this slick, easy to use Wordpress theme is a good bet. http://t.co/rRrPZBXJ #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:51:44 +0000 Do any of you on #Storyappchat develop related products to boost sales? T- shirts? Toys? Calendars? Something??? Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:51:46 +0000 @MarshaDArnold I'd never ask for a positive review. We only ask for an honest review from our network. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:51:50 +0000 @DavidBFox that would be nice... Higher quality,less quantity! #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:52:13 +0000 @iPad_storytime, you should relate your app story re Scandal #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:52:32 +0000 RT @roxiemunro: @DavidBFox that would be nice... Higher quality,less quantity! #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:52:40 +0000 @DavidBFox Me too. The ideas for books keep coming, and some of them demand to be made. So I'll be around too :) #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:52:47 +0000 @roxiemunro I'd buy an app that prevented me from buying crappy apps :-) #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:52:58 +0000 @brooks_jones amazon reviews are no longer as valid..they've had issues with false/sold reviews etc #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:53:03 +0000 @KarenNemethEdM I have some plans for other merch if mine does well, but we're months away from launch. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:53:19 +0000 RT @DavidBFox: @roxiemunro I'd buy an app that prevented me from buying crappy apps :-) #storyappchat <- awesome! Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:53:47 +0000 RT @DavidBFox: @roxiemunro Id buy an app that prevented me from buying crappy apps :-) #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:54:01 +0000 RT @roxiemunro: @brooks_jones amazon reviews are no longer as valid..they've had issues with false/sold reviews etc #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:54:02 +0000 @roxiemunro @KarenNemethEdM Yes, they have--but people still use/value them. Pretty easy to spot the fake ones #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:54:05 +0000 cool ron! @ronmartinez: For app websites, this slick, easy to use Wordpress theme is a good bet. http://t.co/7vHaPWIh #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:54:45 +0000 @MarshaDArnold My books get a mix of 4 and 5 star reviews, which I think I prefer to all 5 star ones. More believeable! #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:55:21 +0000 BTW - Twitter was seriously promoted on Nashville and on Grammy Award show tonight. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:55:23 +0000 @MarshaDArnold right 4-5 stars are good. I think less than 4.0 average might hurt some. Good to see some variation in ratings #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:56:50 +0000 RT @brooks_jones: @MarshaDArnold My books get mix of 4 & 5 star reviews, which I prefer to all 5 star ones. More believeable! #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:57:26 +0000 @MarshaDArnold Unethical to ask for a + review, period. Two, who in our network would give a bad review, really? My mom? (Ha) #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:57:49 +0000 @DavidBFox @MarshaDArnold Again, sheer numbers come into play - too hard to read reviews, just glance at stars & decide quick #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:58:15 +0000 @staceywng Exactly, I want HONEST reviews. More valuable than all +++ #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:58:34 +0000 RT @brooks_jones: @staceywng Exactly, I want HONEST reviews. More valuable than all +++ #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:59:03 +0000 Reviews an be helpful in updates and future apps... #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:59:30 +0000 Hard to believe it but another #storyappchat hour is over! Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:00:47 +0000 @MarshaDArnold I've seen some people leave 1 star reviews and rave about the app. They think 1=great and 5=sucks #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:01:02 +0000 @MarshaDArnold I'm not trying to accuse you personally, please don't misunderstand! But in journalism it's grounds 4 firing. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:01:57 +0000 Huge thanks to all of you who stopped by to participate, especially my fab co- hosts @DavidBFox and iPad_Storytime! THANK YOU #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:02:40 +0000 Great discussion about #discoverability tonight on #storyappchat! Thank you to my fab co-hosts @brooks_jones & @DavidBFox #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:03:04 +0000 @staceywng @MarshaDArnold we might say "leave a review if you like the app" #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:03:10 +0000

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#storyappchat is always a great learning experience for me! I rave about you all KarenNemethEdM the time. Thanks for your willingness to share! Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:03:38 +0000 As a creative professional, you can not afford to live in fear of a bad review. staceywng Hold your head high. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:03:40 +0000 While we were chatting, I finally got the last touches on a blog post re: libraries iPad_storytime & print vs. digital: http://t.co/WRnh1FLv #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:03:43 +0000 brooks_jones @DavidBFox Right, and if you DON'T like it, tell me! #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:04:02 +0000 MarshaDArnold @DavidBFox Thanks, David! #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:04:04 +0000 Yes, good chat... one to revisit as the bubble begins to pop... or doesn't. Thanks DavidBFox co-hosts @brooks_jones and @iPad_storytime! #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:04:07 +0000 staceywng Thanks @brooks_jones!!! #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:04:16 +0000 Thanks all! Conclusion: Wait out the gold rush, make high-quality apps, seek drawbeard international and niche markets. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:04:24 +0000 So true! RT @staceywng: As a creative professional, you can not afford to live brooks_jones in fear of a bad review. Hold your head high. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:04:27 +0000 @staceywng I'm not fearful about Lily getting a bad review, just people not MarshaDArnold familiar with apps understanding. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:04:42 +0000 RT @drawbeard: Thanks all! Conclusion: Wait out the gold rush, make high- brooks_jones quality apps, seek international and niche markets. #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:04:42 +0000 roxiemunro See you next week! Thanks everyone! #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:04:44 +0000 @twoodwar seen? RT @ronmartinez For app websites, this slick, easy to use mtechman Wordpress theme is a good bet. http://t.co/k6Oju6ua #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:04:44 +0000 Don't forget to check the #storyappchat blog tomorrow for tonite's transcript: brooks_jones http://t.co/PwzChdfi Next topic: Music! Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:05:33 +0000 MarshaDArnold @roxiemunro Thanks all for being here! #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:05:38 +0000 RT @brooks_jones: RT @drawbeard Conclusion:Wait out the gold rush, make roxiemunro high-quality apps, seek international & niche markets. #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:06:29 +0000 RT @KarenNemethEdM: Is true, like now eVERY biz needs to have a website or wfryer you don't look legit, will soon be true for apps #Storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:11:14 +0000 AWESOME! MT @iPad_storytime: I finally finished a blog post re: libraries brooks_jones & print vs. digital: http://t.co/dVOf7Ux4 #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:18:04 +0000 RT @readingkingdom: Are you an #author who would like to share your KarenNemethEdM children's book with our audience? Send us a tweet! #storyappchat Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:18:31 +0000