Mon, 17/03/2014 - 13:02
A new, free app which links books and authors to dates, themes and distinct locations around Scotland is being launched tomorrow (18th March).
Bookspotting, its name a play on the popular Scottish novel Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh (Vintage), is a tool for discovering Scottish-interest books using functions built in to...
Fri, 14/03/2014 - 08:30
The first books from new publishing company Fat Fox, set up by former Fleet Street journalist Holly Millbank, will hit the shelves from the summer.
Picture book Happy Hooves, Ta Dah!, written by debut author A Bogie and illustrated by Rebecca Elliott, is out in July. The book tells the tale of Donkey and his plan...
Tue, 25/02/2014 - 09:10
Simon & Schuster has partnered with London-based app company Ps Print Studio for the upcoming title 60 Postcards.
The title is written by Rachael Chadwick, who came to terms with the sudden death of her mother by travelling to Paris with her friends and leaving postcards everywhere asking strangers to share their stories...
Wed, 12/02/2014 - 09:00
App developer StoryToys has signed a three-year deal to develop a series of apps based on Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, as part of the brand’s 45th anniversary promotions.
The Joester Loria Group, global licensing agent for The World of Eric Carle estate, brokered the deal.
Wed, 18/12/2013 - 07:00
HarperCollins has produced a new app to tie in with the release of the second Hobbit film, "The Desolation of Smaug".
The Hobbit: Official Visual Companion App has been developed by the publisher as part of a drive towards building what it calls "persistent storytelling worlds".
The app, produced in...
Tue, 17/12/2013 - 07:00
Hodder Children’s Books has teamed up with digital agency Made in Me to create a new Strictly Come Dancing Activity app for iTunes.
The app is a digital version of the paperback sticker activity books which Hodder also publishes.
The app has 1,200 “stickers” and features pupils Bella...
Fri, 13/12/2013 - 12:16
Penguin UK has today (13th December) launched a festive Facebook app.
Working with digital agency Weapon7, Penguin has created an app centred on an interactive illustration inspired by Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman. The illustration contains 23 hidden iconic objects from Penguin books, including Peter Rabbit’s blue...
Wed, 11/12/2013 - 07:30
Oxford University Press has launched "Spell with Pip", a new spelling app for children aged four to eight.
The app, priced £2.99, is the first children’s dictionary app developed by OUP and features a parrot called Pip. The user clicks on letters to spell a word and the spellings get harder as Pip...
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 05:00
Egmont is now offering its Winnie-the-Pooh app as a bundled product; the app and two digital stories for £2.49.
“We were keen to offer this app with a special bundled purchase so that more adults and children alike can discover more about the world of Pooh and enjoy these beautiful tales,” said digital publisher...
Mon, 02/12/2013 - 11:10
I’ve spent the past couple of weekends in a recording studio with a dozen children, producing the voice audio for Nosy Crow’s next app, Jack and the Beanstalk. This isn’t a position I find myself in often, and the experience has become a bit like an annual trip to the dentist: a milestone that offers a handy...