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Plants vs Zombies to become series of children's books and eBooks

Plants vs Zombies to become series of children's books and eBooks

By 12 April 2013

Book publisher Penguin Children's has signed a rights deal with PopCap and EA Games to release a series of books and eBooks featuring app sensation Plants vs Zombies. Initially this will result in a Plants vs Zombies Official Guide, sticker book and joke... >>

Penguin demos iPad books

Penguin demos iPad books

By 4 March 2010

Penguin has laid out some of the ways in which the iPad could be used to present ebooks in a presentation given by CEO John Makinson. There's some interesting ideas in there, including the ability to use the iPad's accelerometers, and to connect to a... >>

VIDEO: Interactive iPhone and iPad "QBooks" launch for kids

VIDEO: Interactive iPhone and iPad "QBooks" launch for kids

By 3 February 2010

QBooks are new ebooks designed specifically for children for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, described as the world's first touch-enabled and interactive read-along storybook. From Penguin in New Zealand and Kiwa Media, a QBook offers "Swipe-to-Read"... >>

Twitterature coming soon

Twitterature coming soon

By 25 June 2009

Following the news we brought you about Twitter being used to recreate a chapter of classic novel Ulysses, it seems the site has inspired yet more literary-related endeavours. Penguin Classics is publishing what's described as a "Cliff's Notes-style book"... >>

More book publishers launch iPhone apps

More book publishers launch iPhone apps

By 9 December 2008

Two major book publishers have just announced mobile phone initiatives, with an emphasis particularly on the Apple iPhone and the App Store. In the States, the Penguin Group has announced the launch of "Penguin 2.0", which includes Penguin Mobile, and... >>

VIDEO: Nabaztag learns to read Ladybird books

VIDEO: Nabaztag learns to read Ladybird books

By 20 October 2008

What do you get if you combine a rabbit, a ladybird and penguin? Nabaztag, the rabbit-shaped PC peripheral, has seen a team up with Penguin's Ladybird books for kids that means the bunny can "read" the stories. By scanning the book's RFID chip Nabaztag... >>

Penguin to offer DRM-free audiobooks

Penguin to offer DRM-free audiobooks

By 4 March 2008

Penguin is planning to offer audiobooks that are free of digital copyright protection technology, which means they can be played across any digital device, The Guardian reports. The 73-year-old publishing company has announced it will experiment with... >>


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