Skyreader, Leslie McGuirk Ink Mobile Content Development Deal
on Jun 09, 2011
The Skywriter Media and Entertainment Group has reached an exclusive agreement with popular children’s author/illustrator Leslie McGuirk to be the company’s first resident-author for its Skyreader mobile app development platform. McGrirk will work with the company to create original interactive e-book titles for the iPad in addition to transforming her own titles into interactive digital works for the iOS platform.
Skyreader Media was launched by Skywriter Media and Entertainment to produce interactive content for the iPad and other tablet devices. The company produces and distributes a wide range of entertaiment media through broadcast, broadband and mobile channels. And while the company offers more than 1,500 children’s book titles, the agreement with McGuirk marks its commitment to creating original content for mobile devices. Skywriter also plans to convert many of McGuirk classic work’s, such as Pip the Penguin, Tucker and Snail Boy, into interactive e-books for iOS and other tablet devices.
Skywriter executive producer and CEO Kevin Gillis said, “We are thrilled to welcome Leslie as our first resident author-illustrator. This is an integral step in building out our Skyreader program to bring bestselling authors to children everywhere with creative, interactive eBook apps.”