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Guest: Pavel Bains

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Your Book As a Business

Your Book As a Business


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Charmaine welcomes Pavel Bains, CEO of Storypanda, to the show. 

Storypanda is a kids interactive and media company that builds products and tools to help kids become content creators not just content consumers. Its first product Storypanda Books allows kids and their parents to read, create and share interactive stories on the iPad. During its beta, Storypanda had 10,000 stories created and the company has partnered with some of the biggest kids media brands. The team comes from an extensive background in video game development and digital media; having worked for companies like Nintendo, Disney, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Activision and more.  Website:  http://storypanda.com

Pavel Bains is a seasoned business manager for entertainment, software, and marketing ventures. Pavel has experience in working with start-up companies all the way up to multinationals. Pavel worked with Disney Interactive Studios where he managed the financial operations of six Disney video game studios. Pavel also was the Studio Director of Threewave Software, a Vancouver video game developer, where he oversaw projects for companies like Electronic Arts, Vivendi, and Atari. Pavel’s video game credits include Army of Two (Xbox 360,PS3), Ghostbusters (Xbox 360, PS3), and Candy Factory (Wii,DS). Pavel also contributes articles to publications like Fast Company, Techvibes and others.

Host Charmaine Hammond is the author of On Toby's Terms (Bettie Youngs Books) which is being turned into a major motion picture (see www.ontobysterms.com). She also authored Toby The Pet Therapy Dog & His Hospital Friends, GPS Your Best Life and Toby Says Be a Buddy Not a Bully.  She has developed a program for authors, Your Book As a Business, where she shares her learnings, lessons and success about the business of books.  Website:  http://www.howtosellandmarketyourbook.com