We have complained numerous times about ebook spam, but an influx of 300 ebooks from Touchybooks is exactly what Marketplace needs.
According to the company, which makes interactive ebooks for children, Microsoft has asked the company to port their apps to Windows Phone 7, with 150 already in Marketplace, and 20 being added every day. TouchyBooks averages two new titles per week in four languages: English, Spanish, French and German. Italian language editions are planned for June 2011.
“The interactive books for kids by Touchybooks are amazing experiences that really add value to Windows Phone Marketplace. Microsoft and Windows Phone really back these types of projects”, said Isabel Gómez Miragaya, Applications and Games Manager for Windows Phone.
TouchyBooks stories are beautiful interactive eBooks for kids ages 2-7, featuring adapted text and language for beginning readers, with text narration offering ‘Read by Myself’ and ‘Read to Me’ options for most of the stories. Each title includes colorful and child friendly illustrations. TouchyBooks’ eBookstore has served over over 500,000 downloads in 90 countries .
Priced from $0.99 – $3.99, with free demo versions, TouchyBooks also features drag and drop articles, hot spots, sound effects, background music, and multi-animation touch – i.e. if you touch it again, it does something new.