New CEO at Sesame Workshop

[Press Release] SESAME WORKSHOP APPOINTS JEFFREY DUNN AS PRESIDENT AND CEO Vincent A. Mai, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sesame Workshop, announced today the appointment of Jeffrey D. Dunn as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sesame Workshop, …

Kobo Adds Exclusive Kids Content From Reading Eggs

Related: Kobo Launches Waterproof Aura H2O E-Reader [Press Release] Kobo Announces Exclusive Partnership With Reading Eggs To Help Young Readers Come Out Of Their Shell This School Year Great educational titles for young “eggsplorers” of all levels now available at …

Digital Apps For Early Learning: A Glimpse At Kumon Publishing

Can digital tablets help children learn skills like penmanship? Can interactive apps foster appreciation for the sounds of language? Kumon Publishing North America is exploring these questions. The company that’s known for its educational learning centers has introduced two digital apps …

Children’s Ebook Sales Stats From Europe

Digital was the focus for many children’s publishers attending this year’s London Book Fair, and we saw a significant increase in the number of walk-ups enquiring about the Children’s ebook market with questions primarily around the size of the market, …

Book Blurb as Salesperson

Your book blurb is a salesperson. The “book description” area of your online sales page (commonly called a blurb) must sell your book for you. In an online store, there’s no knowledgeable store clerk ready to offer a verbal book recommendation …

3 Steps to Choosing The Perfect Freelance Editor

Digital publishing allows writers everywhere to become authors. One of the most important steps in getting your work polished for self-publishing is to hire a freelance editor for conceptual feedback and line edits. You can find many freelance editors with …

When Kids Write Book Reviews

Between Amazon, Goodreads, Tumblr, the New York Times and the New York Review of Books, it’s not hard to find book reviews. But what about real reviews written by real readers of books for children under 13? Biblionasium, the “Goodreads” …

Kobo Bulks up Children’s Section With Nickelodeon and Blue Apple

[Press Releases] Kobo Brings Favourite Nickelodeon eBooks to Readers Worldwide Top series like Bubble Guppies, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles now available at the Kobo eBookstore. Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today announced it …

Why Are T-Shirts More Valuable Than Ebooks?

My brothers-in-law recently started a T-shirt sales website. Grizz Riley.com sells comfy, cool T-shirts for $25. I fully support their entrepreneurial launch. But I couldn’t help thinking about it in comparison to publishers, selling ebooks for a just couple of bucks. …

Some Differences Between Ebooks, Enhanced Ebooks, And Apps

Digital storybooks for children come in many flavors: ebooks, enhanced ebooks and apps. What’s the difference between the three? They each offer different capabilities, require different production tools, have different price points, and serve different consumer needs. Capabilities and production …

BiblioNasium Aims to Be Goodreads for Kids

With about 75,000 registered users — and growing by 1,000 every week — BiblioNasium is probably the biggest digital book start-up that you’ve never heard of. It’s like Goodreads for kids with tools built in for teachers and parents to …

Digital Gifts for the Holidays

How digital gifts are becoming more popular for the holidays, taking a look at some top-quality ebooks and apps, the best digital gifts for kids, Amazon’s next moves and more!

Jim Carrey Jumps Into Enhanced Ebook Game

[Press Release] Jim Carrey’s Award-Winning Children’s Book, “How Roland Rolls,” Now An Enhanced E-Book Versions for E-Reader Devices Feature Abundant Special Effects, Original Music, and Character Voices How Roland Rolls , the first book by actor/artist Jim Carrey, recent winner …

4 Easy Steps To An Irresistible Book Blurb

The blurb. The back-of-book description. The dust-cover copy. Whatever you call your book’s summary, it’s an important element of your marketing package. How to create a great book description? It comes down to four steps. Here is the formula: (1) …

Personalized Book Reader Follows Kids As They Turn The Pages

When the words “digital” and “books” are used together, most people’s thoughts go directly to “ebooks.” But “digital” applies to imaging and audio, too. The folks at Sparkup have come up with a new use for visual and auditory technologies and …

2 Ways Digital Books Benefit Kids, Research Shows

By Beth Bacon Ebooks aren’t so bad for children after all. New research by MeeGenius and LookTracker shows that when digital books with recoded narration and highlighted words are presented to children, the kids gaze at words longer and progress …