Apr 27, 2012

Demibooks Storytime for iPad

For all of you iPad lovers and owners out there, Usborne Books has teamed with Demibooks to offer high quality, educational, interactive books for your children.

Storytime is a Reader App that houses several books for readers to enjoy.  There will be Kane Miller titles within the app available for purchase, as well as titles from other publishers and independent authors.

How does it all work?
Usborne Books & More is partnering with Demibooks to promote Storytime.  Through direct sales, home shows, book fairs, fundraisers, grants, school and library sales, Usborne Books & More promotes Usborne and Kane Miller print books. Now, we're adding digital titles to the Usborne Books & More catalogue. 
If you work with an Usborne Books & More sales consultant, please enter your consultant’s ID code when you register Storytime. If you don’t have the code right away, don’t worry you can add this later in Settings – but please do add this to your account as soon as you can and get the current month’s "UBAM Book” free for you to download. It’s a way for us to thank you!
How will customers know when books are added to Storytime?
When we add new books to the Store, you will get a notification on your iPad's Notification Center. Please accept notifications when you first install Storytime. You can always go to the iPad's Settings - Notifications to change how Notifications are displayed for Storytime.
You can also touch the Refresh button on the Store screen to see any new content added to the Store.

How much is Storytime?

Storytime is actually a free download.  There will be an opportunity for users to make in-app purchases of different titles.  There will initially be 5 Kane Miller titles available for purchase, costs vary from $2.99-$5.99.

What other books are going to be made into interactive e-books through this process?

There a number of items in the the pipeline and as they are closer to being made available, you will be able to see a "Coming Soon to Storytime" button on those titles.

I will be purchasing these interactive e-books not only to showcase and demo to my customers, but to provide reviews here on the blog.

As you all know, I am an Education Consultant for Usborne Books and More. By entering my consultant id P3864 you will be allowed to download a title for FREE!!!*

What are your favorite Usborne and Kane Miller books? Let me know in the comments and you may see them in the Storytime Reader app.

*By using my consultant ID, Usborne Books will track your in-app purchases and I will receive a small commission.


  1. This is very cool. I have a 5 month old nephew who already loves the iPad (lol) so this is fantastic. I love the interactivity. Thanks for the free title - I will definitely be checking one out!

    1. My 20 month old son has basically taken over my iPad, so I try to have books and games for him on here. I'm waiting for the 30th so I can get mine. I hope to get them all as they come available and do a review on the blog.


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