The world of children’s books has changed a lot in the past five years. Print titles may look the same, but anyone who has heard of the iPad, eReader or tablet technology knows that there are digital options that stretch our conventional ideas of a what books can and sometimes should do. Browsing in bookstores or even online for a new bestseller is becoming a sure way to miss some of the most innovative new titles in the literary marketplace.
Following data figures for print picture books or eBooks is also likely to give you a very skewed view of the current market and overall consumer interest in digital children’s titles. For content creators (the authors, illustrators and developers of illustrated digital books for kids), this is also a market rife with contradictions about the pathway to success and full of mirages that promise wide readership and high profit margins.
Via Carisa Kluver