KiteReaders has helped many publishers and authors successfully unlock the value of their children’s picture books by creating, distributing and marketing them as enhanced eBooks [using new and cool fixed-layout format] or a multi-media interactive book apps or both. Please find below more information about enhanced eBooks and book apps.
Monetize your Picture Book catalog via enhanced eBooks and sell them on iBooks, Kindle and Nook Kids stores eBook sales grew at 200% Y-O-Y in 2011. But children’s picture book publishers were left out of the eBook growth; because until recently eBooks were not able preserve the layout of the picture books. Now Apple’s iBooks, Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Kids support fixed-layout ePubs [learn about the evolution of fixed-layout ePub format here]. Not only that, one can add features like Read Aloud, Word highlighting, animations and more within these ePubs to further enhance the picture book experience. Unfortunately, their is no common ePub standard for fixed layout or enhanced eBooks. It is cumbersome to create the fixed layout ePubs and the ePub formatting differ by tablet/reader vendor. Also ePub submission and QA process differ by the eBook store. Hence it expensive and time consuming to create and distribute the fixed layout ePubs. KiteReaders™ will create, distribute & manage fixed-layout eBooks across iBooks, Kindle and Nook stores! All we need is your existing book assets – master PDF or InDesign files.
Multimedia Book Apps
Monetize your Picture Book catalog via book apps and and sell them on the app storesConsidered by many to be the next frontier of “’kids edutainment,” children’s multimedia book apps for smartphones and tablet devices are a fast growing market. These apps help a child learn to read and allow interactions with the story. Children’s book apps have become so popular that they represent of over 30% of the top selling apps within iOS Book apps category. While children’s book apps can be a popular and profitable option for a publisher or author, building the apps itself can present several challenges. If an app is built from scratch it is often quite expensive and time consuming. Moreover, since mobile device market is fragmented, to generate good return on investment it requires distribution across several device types and app stores. KiteReaders™ will create a quality interactive, multimedia children’s book app. All we need is your existing book assets – master PDF or InDesign files. Moreover, we distribute your app for you to the major app stores across iPhone, iPad, Android, Android Tablet, Nook Tablets and Kindle Fire. More on Book apps