Making Markertown: Behind the Soundscape

Uncover the Colorful Adventures in Markertown: Where Every Marker Makes Their Mark!
Behind the soundscape of Markertown

Draw in your own destiny with Markertown by Amanda Fox! This charming story is a great read-alike for beloved picture books like The Day the Crayons Quit, The Legend of Rock Paper Scissor, and Mixed: A Colorful Story. Filled with tips for eco-friendly art supply hacks, coloring activities, and pages brought to life in 3-D augmented reality, there’s something for every classroom. But this is more than a look into the secret lives of Sharpies! You’ll find a heartwarming tale about what it means to spread kindness and selflessness.

We were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Amanda on developing a soundscape for Markertown this spring. Paired with the Novel Effect soundscape, read-alouds of Markertown feature voiceovers by members of Fox’s family, making this book an even more vivid experience. Our soundscape designer Maria sought to ground the colorful settle with realistic sound effects and a strings-focused soundtrack. Readers will be immediately immersed in the tale of the glittery marker who has lost her cap.

To learn even more about this collaboration, join our librarian Dani and author Amanda Fox in a livestream Wednesday, May 31st, 11:30est, where they’ll read Markertown with the Novel Effect soundscape, talk about creating the music and sound effects, and give a quick preview of the next Markertown book!

Find copies of Markertown for purchase here or read the ebook on the Novel Effect app.

Download the Novel Effect app to bring stories to life with music and sound that respond to your voice. 

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