Digital Book World 2014 kicked off in New York City this week with a great win for the Demibooks community. Congrats to Little Bahalia Publishing for receiving the Digital Cover Design award for ‘A Shiver of Sharks‘ available both in the App Store and Demibooks Storytime!
At the same time, innovation in digital publishing suffered a blow in the last week with the closure of one of our early competitors, Moglue. We were saddened to hear the announcement, made a couple of days before Christmas, that the New Year would bring with it an end to the South Korean book app platform maker. It was a difficult and courageous decision for Moglue to make. I wish CEO TaeWoo Kim and his team the best of luck in their new pursuits.
Today, we’d like to reach out to the Moglue community to try our platform as an alternative. Open an account with us in the next 7 days, and we will send you a promotional code for 60% off on credits towards app publishing and support services. Be sure to enter “Moglue” for Your Company.
According to the Moglue announcement, “For users who already purchased a Moglue product we will give a permanent offline version of MoglueBuilder (which means no publishing limit but no more future support) to each one to keep your work.” A really a nice advantage of the Moglue platform for technically adept users is the ability to build their own final apps. But its not easy for everyone to do, and at Demibooks we include final packaging and submission to Apple as part of our publishing service. Additionally, without the Moglue team able to make updates to their platform, operating system updates from Apple may cause apps to not function properly.
Demibooks offers a robust ecosystem to established and aspiring digital publishers:
- Composer Pro, available on the App Store, to create children’s picture books, design presentations, interactive lessons and adventure game book apps
- Composer Studio, ideal for team collaboration and where we introduce new features such as the just released support for multi-languages, available via subscription on our website
- Composer Share, a great way to share content produced on the platform
- Demibooks Storytime, our multi-publisher curated store promoted by our distribution partners Usborne Books and More
The screenshots above are from a soon to be released update to Knight Night Books’ ‘There are Fish in My Tree’. Help clean up debris in our oceans in this awesome game at the end – the counter and timer are both coming soon!
You’ll also find a great support community of people as passionate as you are about interactive storytelling, and plenty of getting started material. Please find more information on our publishing process on the Printshop site. But hurry and open an account on Printshop in the next 7 days (don’t forget to enter “Moglue” for Your Company), and receive the promo code for 60% off on credits towards our publishing and support services.
We hope Moglue may still find strategic alternatives to stay afloat. But in the event that does not materialize, we would like to extend a warm welcome to the Moglue user community to try Demibooks Composer – the leading iPad-based platform for authoring interactive media apps.