PicPocket Books is featured in the December, 2011 issue of The Social Media Monthly, in the stands at Barnes & Noble in December.
PicPocket Books is mentioned in the Special App Issue of Wired Magazine, in an article on “Apps in the Classroom.”
May 24, 2011
PicPocket Books and Moms With Apps participate in the Association for Competitive Technology fly-in and meet with Congress on the topics of small tech businesses, mobile apps, and COPPA. Read the MomsWithApps summary here.
March 27, 2011
Lynette Mattke of PicPocket Books and MomsWithApps participated as a panel speaker in the Tools of Change for Publishing Conference on the eve of the International Children’s Book fair in Bologna, Italy. The panel topic was “Digital Sales and Marketing Channels,” one of many informative sessions of the conference.
From O’Reilly Media’s Joe Wikert’s opening remarks saying “it’s all about storytelling” to Mondadori’s Laura Donnini ending comment of “We sell dreams,” content was the word participants kept coming back to at the inaugural Tools of Change Bologna, the day before the opening of the Bologna Book Fair. A sellout crowd of 250, from 27 countries, attended the day-long program on Sunday, March 27.
July 29, 2010 Huffington Post: iPhone Apps by Moms, for Moms Never underestimate a mom with an iPhone. While most mobile developers are men, a growing number of opportunistic women are venturing into app development to create apps catered to other women. And many of these women are part of a group called Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers who share best practices on making and marketing mobile apps. Below, see BabyMedBasics, published by PicPocket Books.
July 20, 2010 Fox5 News: There’s an App for Families Who Love to Read Lynette Mattke, Publisher of picpocketbooks.com, shows FOX 5 families how they can take advantage of the opportunity to read together by using new apps. Fox News highlights PicPocket Books, the iPad and Moms With Apps.
Watch the Fox5 segment here. July 16, 2010 The Washington Post: Building Apps for Children PicPocket Books gets center stage in the Washington Post in an article about kids and media. Publisher Lynette Mattke is recognized as a co-founder of Moms With Apps – a cooperative group of 100+ Moms (and some Dads) creating family-friendly content in app form. Read the full article in the Capital Business section of The Post.
PicPocket Books Announces Four New Picture Book Apps for iPhone/iPod Touch, Largest Publisher in Growing E-Book Market for Children’s Books
Titles, publishers include What a Pest (Grosset and Dunlap), I Can Do it Too (Chronicle Books) Then it Rained (Gumboot Books) and We’ll Paint the Octopus Red (Woodbine House)
PicPocket Books, a custom application software development company dedicated to bringing children’s books to life on the iPhone, today introduced four new titles for PicPocket Books, making PicPocket Books the largest publisher of children’s picture book applications for the iPhone or iPod Touch.
What A Pest, by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, originally published by Grosset & Dunlap as a Level 1 All Aboard Reader, I Can Do It Too! by Karen Baicker from Chronicle Books, Then It Rained by Crystal Stranaghan from Gumboot Books and We’ll Paint the Octopus Red by Stephanie Stuve- Bodeen from Woodbine House are the newest titles published by PicPocketBooks for the Apple iTunes App Store.
PicPocket Books (www.picpocketbooks.com) brings quality picture book literature to digital media. Children ages 2-8 can now enjoy their favorite stories on the go—at the doctor!s office, at the store, on the airplane; any situation where it’s impractical to bring physical books along. PicPocket Books offer a new and unique experience, combining the beauty and distinctive quality of picture books with professionally produced audio narrations and interactive visual text.
“We don’t see PicPocket Books as replacements for print books or the valuable time parents can spend reading to their children, but as educational and culturally valuable alternatives to video games or movies, especially for families on-the-go,” says Lynette Mattke, Co-founder and Publisher of PicPocket Books. “We publish titles as true-to-the-book as possible, using full-color illustrations, professionally recorded audio and interactive highlighting of words as the story is read. We encourage early literacy and instilling an early love of books and reading in children.”
Current PicPocket Books titles available on the Apple iTunes App Store include:
- My Friend Isabelle by Eliza Woloson, illustrated by Bryan Gough
- Cucumber Soup by Vickie Leigh Krudwig, Illustrated by Craig McFarland Brown
- Tire Mountain by Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Ken Condon
- Sleeping Beauty illustrated by by Martina Müller
- A My Name is Andrew, by Mary McManus Burke, illustrated by Donna Ingemanson; and
- 8 Big Stuff Books by Robert Gould and Eugene Epstein, including titles such as Dinosaurs,
- Big Rigs, Monster Trucks, Sea Creatures and Rescue Vehicles
Whereas other iPhone picture book applications are video-based, automatically flipping the pages of the book while the child follows along, PicPocket Books technology allows users to turn pages and highlight words themselves, mimicking a true book experience.
“Many families are short on time and e-books can be read any time, any place,” says Mattke. “We believe that if reading picture books on the iPhone means that more families are reading together and that more kids have more exposure to storybooks, then they are a great option for the tech- savvy families of today.”
About PicPocket Books
PicPocket Books, established in the spring of 2009, is founded by husband-wife team Lynette and Manuel Mattke who share a passion for children’s literature and technological innovation. To download any of the PicPocket Books apps, please visit the iTunes App Store. For more information about PicPocket Books, please visit http://www.picpocketbooks.com
Contact: Lynette Mattke
Co-founder & Publisher, PicPocket Books
109 Granville Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20901