Everybody likes print books. If you don't, I don't want to be your friend; there I said it.
So we are creating a digital book.
'Whaaa? I thought you just said...', yes I know, it seems a little back-to-front and we will bring out a print book version in good time, but hear me out. There is a reason why digital books should have their place among the stories that children enjoy.
We know what digital books don't offer; their tactile nature, the intimacy of the page to reader experience, the ability to have varying formats; big, small, pop up, cutouts etc. But they do have the ability to enhance the reading experience in their own way. We've been speaking to parents and teachers about our ideas for Galdo's Gift and they are very excited by the possibilities it presents.
One of those is the ability to click on any word and find out what it means. This, to us, seemed like a small thing to begin with. Hardly setting the world alight, right? Well, to a child that is reluctant to read because a book has many words that they simply don't understand, it's a game changer.
And the advantages don't stop there, but that's for another day.