Ebook Service Epic! Wants to Be Netflix for Kids

Ebook Service Epic! Wants to Be Netflix for KidsEpic!, an ebook subscription service for children 12 and under, launched less than two years ago, but it has already achieved a major milestone: more than 10 million books read.

The company, which works with more than 100 American publishers—including HarperCollins, Macmillan and National Geographic—also announced that it has added more than 500 Spanish ebooks to its increasing library, as well as 1,000 new audiobooks.

The service bills itself as a “Netflix for children’s ebooks” and is clearly trending up: more than 100,000 ebooks are read on the platform each month, and more than 2 million ebooks were read last month alone.

Children can read an unlimited number of ebooks, all of which are streamed, and hundreds more are added each week—everything from picture books to chapter novels to read-to-me ebooks. The platform is also highly personalized for each child, including a recommendation engine that becomes tailored to each child’s taste, as well as options for rating and favoriting ebooks and a log that tracks what ebooks and how much of each the child reads.

Much more.


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