|By PR Newswire||
|December 4, 2013 05:00 AM EST||
NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MeeGenius, a leading digital publisher and producer of e-books for children, launches an unlimited children's library, Reading Club. Reading Club will turn computers and mobile devices into a fun library filled with more than 700 hand-selected, interactive children's books. Reading Club allows consumers to buy unlimited access to top titles on MeeGenius, with the option for friends and family to gift for the holidays via email or with a physical gift card.
Parents can purchase gift cards, cobranded with MeeGenius and PBS KIDS branding, for Reading Club subscriptions. Ten percent of all Reading Club gifts will be donated to PBS KIDS, recently named the most educational media brand* whose mission is to prepare children for success in school and life through educational media.
"The MeeGenius Reading Club allows parents and young readers easier access to hundreds of fun and engaging books through our website, iPhone app or iPad app – so children can read any time. We are providing loved ones the opportunity to give the gift of reading to a child they know, while providing a portion of the proceeds to PBS KIDS, which impacts children across the U.S.," said Wandy Hoh, CEO and Co-Founder of MeeGenius. "We felt the holidays were the perfect time to launch Reading Club as it is a fun and educational gift, something for children to use during hectic holiday travel and a top app for parents and kids to download as they unwrap their new mobile devices this season.'"
Family Reading Time
A recent survey of parents conducted by MeeGenius found:
- Over 80 percent wanted to read with their children more often
- 57 percent feel that access to a digital library of children's books would encourage more reading to their children
Books by the Numbers
The MeeGenius Reading Club allows parents to:
- Add unlimited child profiles to their account (with a maximum of six devices) to easily manage each child's bookshelf and add books
- Download dozens of MeeGenius books to their device to stock up for holiday trips with no internet access (~50 MeeGenius books are the same size as one HD movie)
- Get in the holiday spirit with more than 55 holiday titles including "A Christmas Carol," "Chanukah not Hanukah," and "Twas the Night Before Christmas"
The MeeGenius library includes over 700 best-selling and independent titles. Every e-book includes "read to me" narration so readers of any age or reading level can have a book read to them, even when a parent cannot. Children will spend over one million hours this year reading with MeeGenius on phones/tablets, which is a great use of screen time because of the quality, curated content and word highlighting.
The MeeGenius Reading Club is available on most current desktops, laptops or iOS devices (including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) and costs $19.99 for three months or $59.99 for one year. For more information about Reading Club, visit www.meegenius.com/gift.
MeeGenius is a popular, "any device" children's library focused on engaging young readers. Every MeeGenius e-book is available with read-along word highlighting, rich illustrations, and optional "read-to-me" narration. The MeeGenius library works across most phones, tablets and computers – helping turn anytime into story time. Visit MeeGenius.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/meegenius, and like us on Facebook.
*PBS KIDS was named the most educational TV/media brand in a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive and ORC Online Caravan. For more information, visit http://www.pbs.org/about/news/archive/2012/pbs-most-trusted.