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Bookboard, Netflix For Kids eBooks, Launches iPad App

Bookboard, a subscription-based reading platform for children’s books created by former Adobe executives Michael FitzpatrickFang Chang and Nigel Pegg, has gone live with an iPad app.

The company introduced the service in beta last November, and at that time it was only available as a browser-based tool. The platform includes more than 300 children’s eBooks, which are organized by age and reading level. When a reader completes a book, the app suggests additional reads. It keeps track of the user’s progress, so that parents can keep track of their child’s reading levels.

PaidContent.org has more: “Bookboard announced new publishing partnerships with Peachtree Press and Open Road — which means that titles like the Berenstain Bears and the Boxcar Children are now available. Bookboard was already working with Charlesbridge, Orca, Twin Sisters, Illumination Arts and Bubblegum Books.”

The company has also announced a pricing model. The service costs $4.99 a month for a six month subscription, or $8.99 a month for a basic monthly plan, which includes access to Bookboard’s entire library of eBooks and audiobooks.

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Bookboard Launches Children’s eBook Subscription Service In Beta

In a move to make tablets more educational for kids, former Adobe executives Michael FitzpatrickFang Chang and Nigel Pegg have launched a new children’s book subscription service called Bookboard.

According to the company’s website, “Bookboard puts a limitless number of books within reach and makes it simple to find the right content for your child – no matter what they happen to be interested in this week.” So far this means access to about 300 books, but that number will go up as site expands. The service is currently available on iPads but it will be available for other tablets as it rolls out.

PaidContent.org has more about how the service will work: “Bookboard will be free during the public beta. The company plans a full commercial launch in the first quarter of 2013 and expects monthly subscriptions will cost between $5 and $10, with more premium content and add-ons available in the future.”