In recent months, unlimited entertainment services for kids have proliferated. We took a look at the options in two categories: Ebooks and video.
A new report from Scholastic reveals that most U.S. children have still never read an ebook. Many of them — especially girls — want to, and kids also claim they’d read more for fun if they had more access to ebooks.
Amazon announced that “The Hunger Games” is now its bestselling series in the United States, beating Harry Potter. Publisher Scholastic said last month that the trilogy has sold over 50 million copies in the United States since its publication in 2008.
This weekly feature examines certain ebooks’ paths to bestseller-dom, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. This week: Flappers, chaperones and the power of the Kindle Daily Deal.
New research suggests that enhanced e-books’ special features can be distracting both to young kids and to their parents reading the books with them.
New stats from the Association of American Publishers show that kids’ and young adult e-book sales grew by triple digits in February, while adult e-book sales appeared to flatten. But that’s partly because so many adults are reading YA e-books like the “Hunger Games” trilogy.
Children’s e-book reading is still in very early stages — but with parents increasingly handing iPads down to their kids, publishers see room for fast growth. A new iPad app offers children’s books from brands like My Little Pony and Curious George.
The kids’ e-book market is still nascent, with e-books making up just about three percent of children’s book sales. That could change now th…
Building on the massive success of its 39 Clues adventure series for kids–which includes not just print books but also online games and car…
Last September, Rick Richter, the former president of Simon & Schuster (NYSE: CBS) Children’s, launched Ruckus Media Group, a kids’ book app…