The Martin Luther King holiday has traditionally been a great time to pause from the hectic start that each New Year brings, as well as reflect on the holiday season that just passed. Today, it’s also a great time for Demibooks to announce the industry’s first tablet-based software platform for interactive books, Demibooks® Composer. With Demibooks Composer, we enable our customers to create and publish richly interactive book apps faster and in cost effective ways. We hope this contributes in a positive way to the industry’s ongoing search for viable business models as it slowly but surely embraces the shift to interactive reading on digital platforms. Our team has been working hard on the platform and authoring tools, and in the months ahead we will work closely with publishers, their intermediaries, and self-publishing authors to refine and fine-tune the product. I’m pleased to announce a limited private
Beta of Demibooks Composer. Please contact us if you’d like to join the program or find out more. The holidays were an exciting time at Demibooks as we launched Stacey Williams-Ng’s Astrojammies. The response and reviews have been great, and it was pleasing to get on Apple’s New and Noteworthy list for books! If you haven’t yet downloaded Astrojammies, both full and Lite versions are available on the App Store so check it out and let us know what you think. I’m looking forward to New York City next week as we join two key conferences to kick off the New Year. First up is Digital Book World 2011 and, later in the week, the 2011 Winter Conference of The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Stacey and I will both send updates from the events so keep an eye on our social media feeds and this blog! I hope the holidays and New Year have been wonderful for you as well. The industry is poised for great things in 2011, and we are just getting started. Thank you for your support for Demibooks and Happy New Year!