eBookids Wants to Be a Netflix for eBooks for Kids

eBookids Wants to Be a Netflix for eBooks for Kids Streaming eBooks Subscriptions 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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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. […] eBookids Launches with Unique Features (Digital Reader) eBookids is a new subscription ebook service aimed directly at children ages 3-9. Launched less than two months ago, the service currently has a limited selection of 350 titles available in English, French and Spanish. What separates the service from others, though, is that rather than signing deals with publishers, eBookids has a team of three illustrators and two authors who create all its stories. eBookids also enhances the ebooks with audio, and it has a Youtube channel where the books are read to children. […]

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  2. Sheilah2 September, 2015

    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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    1. Nate Hoffelder2 September, 2015

      It sounds like they’re trying to take the same cheap approach with content that they are with apps. I don’t think either is going to work.

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    […] eBookids Launches with Unique Features (Digital Reader) eBookids is a new subscription ebook service aimed directly at children ages 3-9. Launched less than two months ago, the service currently has a limited selection of 350 titles available in English, French and Spanish. What separates the service from others, though, is that rather than signing deals with publishers, eBookids has a team of three illustrators and two authors who create all its stories. eBookids also enhances the ebooks with audio, and it has a Youtube channel where the books are read to children. […]

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