Oceanhouse Media and Zondervan Partner to Release Children's E-books in the App Store
Oceanhouse Media Inc. has released three new "The Berenstain Bears" e-books for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch—the first three titles released as a result of a new e-book licensing relationship with Zondervan. "The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers," "The Berenstain Bears Go to Sunday School" and "The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule" are now available in the App Store for an introductory price of $2.99 each. According to Oceanhouse, "The Berenstain Bears" e-books are designed as universal apps that can be used on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch for no additional charge.
All three "The Berenstain Bears" e-books have been adapted for the first time to an interactive book format for the iPad and iPhone. Each e-book combines artwork from the original book with features such as highlighted picture/word associations, professional narration and custom background audio. High-resolution artwork for the iPad and iPhone 4 is included, in addition to standard artwork for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
"We are extremely excited about our licensing partnership with Zondervan for 'The Berenstain Bears' series," says Michel Kripalani, president of Oceanhouse Media. "We believe that the iPad is a revolutionary device for children's literature and learning."
"These engaging e-books bring the words of 'The Berenstain Bears' to life," says Annette Bourland, senior vice president and publisher of Zonderkidz, the children's division of Zondervan. "We are pleased to be aligned with a company like Oceanhouse Media who's corporate mission is to 'Uplift, Educate and Inspire.'"
Oceanhouse Media, creator of award-winning Dr. Seuss and Hay House apps, has recently seen six of its Dr. Seuss e-books reach the No. 1 rank for paid books in the App Store.
Editor's Note: Oceanhouse Media President Michel Kripalani recently participated in the session, "Digital Content: Beyond the E-book," at the 2010 Publishing Business Virtual Conference and Expo, which is available on demand for the next three months. For more information and to register to access the conference sessions on demand, click here.