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KiteReaders announces deal to bring best-selling Baby Lit series to eBooks!

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Blog, Industry News, New Titles Announcements | 1 comment

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KiteReaders is delighted to share that it will be producing, distributing and marketing the best-selling Baby-Lit series of children’s book to market in an exclusive deal with Gibbs-Smith, publisher of fine quality and elegantly designed books!  The New York Times featured the Baby-Lit series on its home page recently and calls it “A Library of Classics, Edited for the Teething Set” Post by Kite...

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Good news for Children’s eBook authors & publishers – Samsung to Pre-Load B&N Nook App on Galaxy Tab 3 Kids

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Blog, Industry News, Our News | 1 comment

Good news for Children’s eBook authors & publishers – Samsung to Pre-Load B&N Nook App on Galaxy Tab 3 Kids

Today Barnes and Noble announced that Samsung would Pre-Load B&N Nook App on Galaxy Tab 3 Kids.  This means all the Nook Kids eBooks (~6700 titles) currently available on Barnes & Noble (refer to http://bit.ly/NK-BestSellers) will be on also now available on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 for Kids for purchase. This is a second distribution announcement from Barnes and Noble’s Nook Kids division this year – in June 2013 they did a similar deal with Fuhu’s popular Nabi tablet for kids. Since KiteReaders has a strategic distribution relationship with BN Nook Media – all...

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87 Million Macs – Potential Impact Of Apple’s New OS On eBook Sales

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Blog Posts, Industry News | 2 comments

87 Million Macs – Potential Impact Of Apple’s New OS On eBook Sales

By Chintu Parikh Apple today announced that their newest operating system, OS X Mavericks, is not only available for download but is also FREE for all applicable Macintosh owners.  This announcement has a great upside for the iBooks market share, which is the third largest, especially for children’s eBooks and K-5 textbooks.  Up until today, the iBooks app was available only on iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches. This meant that most eBooks purchased from the iBookstore were only readable on those devices. However, with the introduction of OS X Mavericks, consumers can now read their...

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News Corp’s Amplify Tablet May Take Lead In Educational Technology

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Blog, Blog Posts, Industry News, Uncategorized | 4 comments

News Corp released its much anticipated Amplify tablet. “So what?” many of you may ask. “Why is there so much hype about it?” According to Tech Crunch, there’s quite a lot.  First of all, Amplify is tailored for education. Unlike the iPad, which is currently the dominant tablet in education, the Amplify tablet is meant for students and teachers to use everyday.  Students can take this tablet to and from school, having their textbooks, homework, and more all in this single tablet. The tablet already includes many of the tools teachers use, some of which include...

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The decline of ereaders

Posted by on Mar 3, 2013 in Blog, Blog Posts, Industry News | 0 comments

Good morning my fellow readers! This week’s blog post was delayed a bit due to all the exciting stuff we’ve been doing at KiteReaders! We’ve got some brand new titles coming out this month that we’re absolutely thrilled to be bringing to you and your children!  With that said, I want to dive into this blog post and discuss a very important article that CNN Tech published earlier this week called “As Tablets Boom, e-readers feel the blast”.  While the title may seem self-explanatory, there is actually quite a lot of depth to this article that forces the...

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Scholastic Reports Nearly Twice as Many Kids Read eBooks than in 2010!

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Blog, Blog Posts, Industry News | 0 comments

Happy Wednesday from KiteReaders! We can’t believe January is already at an end! This week, I wanted to talk about a recent study done by Scholastic!  Scholastic released an important study on January 14th of this year revealing that the number of kids reading eBooks has nearly doubled since 2010!  The study, based on a survey of 1,074 pairs of children age 6-17 and their parents, includes some very important statistics on the impact eReading is having on children within this age group.  As stated before, more children today are reading eBooks for various reasons. Kids like eBooks...

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