iStoryTime and DreamWorks Enter Digital Publishing Agreement
iStoryTime, a publisher of children’s storybooks for the iPhone, announced that they have entered into a digital publishing licensing agreement with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) that grants iStoryTime the rights to publish online children’s books based on four of the studio’s properties: How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After, Megamind and The Penguins of Madagascar. iStoryTime, which has the largest library of illustrated and narrated children’s books for the phone, brings books to life for anytime, anywhere entertainment for kids.
"Today’s innovative technologies enable consumers to engage with DreamWorks Animation characters and worlds in fun, exciting new ways,” said Kristy Cox, head of Worldwide Publishing for DreamWorks Animation Consumer Products. “iStoryTime’s ability to adapt our creative content into compelling online children’s books will allow fans of our movies to return from the theater, download the online book, and immediately stay connected with their favorite characters and movie moments."
iStoryTime’s online books, which can be downloaded directly to an iPhone or iPod Touch or iPad, are simple to use and known for their creativity, illustrations, narrations and animation. Options for narrations on different stories include voices of adults, kids, and characters. The narration can also be turned off so that parents can read to kids.
iStoryTime books are available globally for $.99-$2.99 in the iPhone App Store in 80 countries.
"As one of the most successful producers of animated characters and stories, joining together with DreamWorks Animation is very exciting for us from a content standpoint," said iStoryTime co-Founder, Woody Sears. "Our goal has always been to use technology to make children’s books accessible and entertaining. We are really looking forward to giving families an opportunity to access their favorite DreamWorks Animation stories in real-time, right on their iPhones."
iStoryTime is part of FrogDogMedia, LLC. The company was founded in 2009 by two fathers and an uncle who love to have fun with their families. Driven by a passion to make children’s books more accessible and entertaining, iStoryTime is the pioneer of children’s book apps for the iPhone. The organization has created a new medium for established and first time authors to showcase their work at no expense. The new publishing platform provides parents with a library of compelling children’s books available anytime, anywhere.