Helping authors, illustrators, educators, and parents explore the world of children’s literature.
Several months ago, I highlighted the then soon-to-be-launched website called, KidLit.TV.
(You can review the post, ~ HERE ~.)
Since KidLit.TV’s launch, it has been amazing how the kidlit community has gotten involved with this project. Julie Gribble, founder and president, saw a need for a resource website dedicated to educating people with video. Video is one of the largest way people can market, educate, and gain interest in a product.
Julie started the KidLit. TV Facebook Group Page and encourages people to post their own videos, as well as videos they find beneficial to them as long as it pertains to KidLit. She also asks people who post their own videos to share software, techniques, and tips with the group. This way everyone can learn and improve. The KidLit.TV Facebook Group is now over 1,000 members and is very active.
In November 2014, Julie launched the KidLit.TV website. When you go over there, be prepared to spend some time. There is a wealth of videos to watch and learn from. You can find everything from book trailers to how-tos, from behind the scenes to exclusive videos produced by NYMW, called StoryMakers, hosted by Rocco Staino.
KidLit.TV also has launched a NEWSLETTER. Where they send updates, highlight events, and share information involving kidlit.
Last month, KidLit.TV Pinterest boards were launched with a party. There are a variety of boards for you to look through connected to great information and videos! They already have over 250 followers there.
As you can see, KidLit.TV is expanding and gaining recognition in the children’s genre fields.
CBC had this to say:
KidLit TV is an exciting and informative destination for authors, illustrators, teachers, publishers, and anyone with a passion for children’s literature. — Children’s Book Council
KidLit.TV continues to share videos to help the community learn and grow. Feel free to join the KidLit.TV Facebook group, follow them on Pinterest, and subscribe to their newsletter.
ABOUT JULIE GRIBBLE:
Julie Gribble is the president of New York Media Works which creates and produces works for children and the children’s literature community in both the United States and Great Britain. She founded KidLit TV to help authors and illustrators broaden their audience by using new technologies to complement and promote their work. KidLit TV is a resource for kid lit creators, industry insiders, booksellers, librarians, teachers, and parents.
Julie is an award-winning writer, screenwriter, filmmaker, and producer. Her charming picture book, Bubblegum Princess, is based on a true story about Kate Middletown and was released on the day the royal baby, who we now know as Prince George, arrived. Copies of the book have been donated to underprivileged children in the US and to children’s hospices in the UK.
In addition to producing KidLit TV’s original show StoryMakers, Julie is one of the co-producers for Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg, a feature film shot in Dorset, England with Bonnie Wright of Harry Potter fame. Julie sits on the Children’s Committee of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts: BAFTA-NY.
Facebook Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KidLitTV/
Pinterest Boards: http://www.pinterest.com/KidLitTV/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYMediaWorks
Exclusive videos for subscribers: http://kidlit.tv/newsletter
Julie on Twitter: @JulieGribbleNYC
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