Kirkus Set to Release a Discovery Engine for Childrens's Book Apps in Early March
Maintaining its position as the first review resource to bring a critical eye to children’s book apps as a distinct new category, Kirkus Reviews today announced the creation of a discovery engine devoted exclusively to this burgeoning area of publishing and app development. Available in early March, it will be found at http://www.kirkusreviews.com/childrens-book-apps/.
Distinguished from digital illustrated books by their interactive elements, more than 400 children’s books stormed into the app world during the second half of 2010. A call to curate kid’s storybook apps has been made over the past month by parents, educators, librarians and publishers. Last month, Kirkus announced the first Top Ten list for this category.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.