Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:40
Amazon is being sued by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allowing children to notch up millions of dollars of unauthorised purchases on their parents’ accounts by using its mobile app store.
Meanwhile, in separate developments, the American Authors' Guild has described Amazon's...
Fri, 04/07/2014 - 14:29
Tate Publishing has released its first children’s app, based on its picture book Noisy Neighbours by Ruth Green.
The app has been developed by Aimer Media.
Noisy Neighbours is about Sid the snail’s search for peace and quiet. Unfortunately, along the way he has to content with noisy sparrows,...
Tue, 24/06/2014 - 15:33
Egmont is to publish a series of books based on the mobile game series Temple Run after signing a licensing deal with Imangi.
Under the terms of the deal, which was brokered by Lisle International Licensing, Egmont UK, Egmont USA and Hardie Grant Egmont (Australia) will launch a publishing programme this year, starting with two...
Thu, 15/05/2014 - 09:35
Profile Books has launched a new interactive narrative game, based on Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days.
The publisher has developed the app with inkle, the games studio that also created Profile's interactive novel app Frankenstein, written by Dave...
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...