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Simon & Schuster launches color eBooks

Picture book character Olivia is headlining Simon & Schuster UK's foray into the illustrated eBook space. Olivia, who last year had a number-one iPhone app, is the star of a new six-book launch with the Apple iBookstore.
March 16, 2011

Picture book character Olivia is headlining Simon & Schuster UK’s foray into the illustrated eBook space. Olivia, who last year had a number-one iPhone app, is the star of a new six-book launch with the Apple iBookstore.

The eBooks, adapted from the picture books by Ian Falconer, are Olivia, Olivia and the Missing Toy, Olivia Saves the Circus, Olivia Forms a Band, Olivia Helps with Christmas and Olivia Goes to Venice. All six titles are now available to download on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

To date, the classic Olivia picture books have sold more than six million copies worldwide. The character also stars in her own TV series, which airs on Five’s Milkshake and in 120 countries worldwide.

 

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