eBookids Wants to Be a Netflix for eBooks for Kids

ebookids Between Oyster, Scribd, Epic, Meegenius, and Reading Rainbow, subscription ebook services are a dime a dozen in 2015. But eBookids thinks there's room for one more.

Launched in mid-JuneeBookids is a niche reading service focused on 3- to 9-year-old children. It offers around 350 titles in French, Spanish, and English which can be read for 2 euros per month (it's free until 1 October).

With around 350 titles, the service has more of a Reading Rainbow style offering than Epic. Rather than sign deals with publishers, eBookids employs a team of 3 illustrators and 2 authors who create the stories from scratch (Reading Rainbow does the same). eBookids also enhances the ebooks with audio, and it has a Youtube channel where the books are read to the children.

But it does not, however, offer mobile apps. Instead, eBookids is focused on the web browser. They feel that most of their users would prefer that the service be accessible anywhere, and not just on Android and iOS, the two leading mobile platforms.

And that's not the only detail that sets eBookids apart. According to Actualitte, eBookids also retells important current events on a level that young children can grasp. The stories are illustrated, so that even the youngest can better understand what's going on in the world today.

 

 

 

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About Nate Hoffelder (11587 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

2 Comments on eBookids Wants to Be a Netflix for eBooks for Kids

  1. The quality of the stories, at least in English, is very bad. There are obvious translation issues and the stories are not well written. Writing for children takes talent!

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