October 26, 2011 in iAnnouncements (E)
[prMac.com] Richmond, California - Purple Button Media, LLC dba The Story Home creator and publisher of classic and original children's stories announces that they have signed an agreement to license sixteen beloved classic children's books written by Don Freeman, famous author and illustrator to Auryn Inc to develop and create interactive iPad apps and e-Books. The Story Home and Auryn Inc now have the exclusive rights to reproduce the sixteen books for the digital platforms.
Purple Button Media, LLC (PBM) the parent company of The Story Home, known for its classic and original children's stories, marks its fourth year as a successful website and podcast, adding both iPhone and iPad apps to its venture. The Story Home released its iPhone and iPad apps in December and January 2010. Both apps made "New and Noteworthy" in the Books category on iTunes and offers over 85 children's audio stories in-app.
After considering multiple companies, PBM made the decision to go with Auryn, Inc because of their creative and technical abilities to depict the beautiful artwork and text of Freeman's beloved classic stories. Don Freeman is well known for his children's books, "Corduroy", "Norman the Doorman", "Fly High Fly Low", "Beady Bear" and "Tilly Witch", which are fixtures in bookstores, libraries and homes throughout the world.
"We are very excited to see these wonderful stories come to life once again in the digital world. These are the classic stories we grew up on. It's the perfect time to offer them to another generation of children" states Sharon Scofield, CEO and co-founder of Purple Button Media and The Story Home.
Umesh Shukla, the co-founder and CCO of Auryn Inc said "Don Freeman's books have been a favorite of mine since childhood. His characters are full of a special and unique charm. I am thrilled that Auryn will be bringing his works to digital platforms for the next generation of readers to enjoy."
Adding personal charm to the digital versions of Don Freeman's stories is the voice of The Story Home's famous and beloved storyteller and co-founder, Alan Scofield. "Kids from all over the world ask for Alan to tell them a story every night. We get comments from parents all the time letting us know about their special requests for an "Alan story", continues Sharon Scofield "This has long been one of Alan's goals, to become the voice of Don's stories." As a child growing up in Santa Barbara, CA, Alan's family was friends with the Freeman's.
The Story Home has also released two of Freeman's books, "Chuggy and the Blue Caboose" and "Hattie, the Backstage Bat", as audio stories on their iPhone and iPad apps and also plan to release fourteen more of Don's books in the future.
Besides the classic story "Corduroy" which is readily available elsewhere, The Story Home apps and Auryn Inc will be the only place to find these sixteen classic stories. Auryn Inc will be taking them to the next level, creating beautiful interactive iPad apps and E-Books.
Auryn Inc has won multiple awards in 2011, such as the "Parents Choice awards", and is committed to bringing great stories to life. With Auryn's patented technology and creative vision, pared with Alan Scofield's voice and Don Freeman's stories, this partnership is a major contemporary event in the field of digital storytelling.
The stories planned for release in the coming months are "Hattie, The Backstage Bat", "Inspector Peckit" and "Flash the Dash".
Purple Button Media dba The Story Home was created in 2007 by Northern California educators and performing artists, Sharon and Alan Scofield, in order to publish and distribute their original and adapted classic children's stories to friends and family who requested content on a regular basis. Known for their quality of product, and Alan's voice of the storyteller, listeners have commented on how the stories have changed their lives for the better. The company's mission is to delight and inspire children and their families, throughout the world, offering an authentic place for curiosity, and self discovery and believe that the imagination of a child is a priceless resource and must be given time, encouragement, and education. Awarded the ALA "Outstanding Websites for Children" official seal, The Story Home is now a learning resource for schools and libraries around the world. Copyright (C) 2011 Purple Button Media. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.