April 28, 2012 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] American Fork, Utah - TaleSpring announced today that 33 interactive ebooks for kids are now on sale for only 99 cents, and one more for free. For some books, this represents an 80% savings. TaleSpring is a self-publishing service that allows non-technical authors to create animated, interactive ebook apps for the iPad and iPhone. There is no software to download as all the tools are created in HTML5 and available directly in the web browser via TaleSpring's website.
Users create an account for free and proceed to upload their graphics and other media, laying out their pages with the easy to use drag and drop tools. Using the menus, authors can then animate their graphics, apply sound effects, and insert short video clips. Book apps can be created for free and even downloaded for viewing on the author's iPad or iPhone for testing. Once the book is ready for publishing, it is a one-time fee of $150 and the author receives a 50% royalty, paid monthly.
All books published and distributed through TaleSpring are from independent authors. Some are experienced authors who now have book app versions of their printed books, while others are aspiring first-time authors. Some are parents or grandparents who had previously written stories for their children and grandchildren and are turning those stories into interactive, animated book apps for those children to enjoy.
The books on sale are as follows:
* As a Child
* My Daddy
* A Quest for Good Manners
* Little Munch's First Day (FREE)
* Little Munch Meets the Farm Animals
* Lucy Has a Straw
* It's Halloween
* The Shortest Cactus Springs Tale Ever
* Randy the Daydreaming Dog
* Darla of the Deep
* Little Frigglepants Builds A Rocket
* Fuzzy Wuzzy and Other Tales
* Little Penguin's First Swim
* The Winters, A Snowman Tale
* I Could Fly Around My Ceiling
* Baby Bear's Sled
* My Adventure
* Pete the Polar Bear
* The Girl in the Spaceship
* Buka'nin Renk Oyunu
* Explore the Bible: Time Travel Adventure (4 book series)
* Explore the Bible (Catholic Editions): Time Travel Adventure (4 book series)
* Growing Up (Book 1): What Is Adolescence?
* Growing Up (Book 2): Why Do I Feel This Way?
* See Rainbow Careers!
* Destiny Discovers Purpose. Road to Self Discovery.
* Let's Learn Shapes
* Let's Learn Colors
Coming Soon in early May for only $1.99 - "The Day I Became A Pirate" by Cary Snowden, illustrated by Zach Clough
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal Applications
Pricing and Availability:
All book apps listed above are $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies), except for "Little Munch's First Day" which is free, and are available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
TaleSpring invites budding authors to "Let Your Story Out!" Headquartered in American Fork, UT, TaleSpring has now published over 30 ebooks created with it's online tools. Copyright 2011-2012 TaleSpring, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.