They allow parents to read to kids (or kids to read to themselves) on the iPad via a multimedia book app. The twist on this is that the books can be personalized via images that the buyer chooses. Using the pictures you choose or take via the iPad 2’s built-in camera, you put yourself or your kids or your friends into the book.
You pay a monthly fee for a one-book-a-month subscription.
In case you’re wondering if kids titles would sell, the article noted:
ITunes has separate sales charts for e-books and book apps. Among book apps, 47 of the top 50 are kids titles.ITunes is not the only company creating apps for books. Zip over to read the full article if this intrigues you.
Despite the downturn in the industry and the closing of No. 2 bookseller Borders, sales of children's books have remained steady and are poised for slight growth this year, says market tracker Simba. Sales of traditional and digital children's books are expected to reach $4.4 billion, up from $4.38 billion in 2010.