Back in the Fall of 2010, I was researching different app developers to send my first children’s story to and I came across PicPocket Books and Lynette Mattke. One of the things that caught my eye about the company was the vast variety of children’s picture books apps they offered.
I decided to give it a shot and sent in the Penelope the Purple Pirate text along with five illustrations to see if they were interested in making it into a storybook app. I can still remember sitting at the computer when the email came in and Lynette said they would love to publish the story on the PicPocket Books platform and asked when could she get the rest of the illustrations! I was SO excited that we would finally see Penelope as a storybook app.
Lynette had faith in Penelope and as an author you couldn’t ask for a better developer to work with! Lynette was named one of the Top Mompreneurs of 2011 and has grown her company’s library to well over 100 storybook apps. She spoke to us about how the idea to start PicPocket Books came to be and what changes she has seen in the app industry over the last couple years.