Digital Partnership for WingedChariot and Walker
Bologna International Book Fair Monday 28th March
28 MARCH 2011, LONDON, BOLOGNA
SummaryWalker Books and WingedChariot are delighted to announce a joint digital partnership at the opening of the 45th annual Bologna International Book Fair 2011.
WingedChariot is the latest digital partner for Walker as part of an ongoing digital development strategy. WingedChariot, already known for its pioneering work in the digital picture book publishing arena, will work with Walker to produce interactive apps based on Walker's award-winning, best-selling children’s book properties.
Both Walker and WingedChariot share a commitment to quality storytelling, multi-lingual narrative and the importance of combining language and play. This innovative partnership will allow both partners to work together to create the very best in picture book apps.
Neal Hoskins, digital publisher at WingedChariot says,
“We love Walker Books and their fine list of great storytellers. We are delighted to be working with them and look forward to sharing our craft, knowledge and expertise in this new era of multi-lingual digital publishing. In the ever changing world of digital book making, we never want to lose sight of the story, the play and fun that are at the heart of all great picture book productions.”
Jane Winterbotham, Publishing Director at Walker Books adds,
“WingedChariot is a company that understands the importance of the reading experience, and their digital apps manage simultaneously to enhance that experience while remaining sensitive to the author and illustrator’s original artistic intention. We’re also very pleased to be working on multi-lingual projects that will reach out to Walker’s existing international market.”
"Walker is the world's leading independent publisher of children's books. Working with the best authors and illustrators, Walker Books is renowned for its truly original publishing and outstanding quality. Home to books for all ages, Walker Books publishes many award-winning authors, illustrators and brands including Anthony Horowitz, Lucy Cousins, Polly Dunbar, Mal Peet, Patrick Ness and Where’s Wally? Walker's licensing division manages licensing activity across several Walker brands including Maisy and all other Lucy Cousins properties, Guess How Much I Love You and new property Tilly and Friends. Walker Productionsdevelops Walker content for other media platforms with a range of media partners, with current projects including Tilly and Friends for BBC and Fleabag Monkeyfacefor ITV. Walker is part of a vibrant international group that includes Candlewick Press in America and Walker Books Australia. " About Walker
"Wingedchariot makes digital stories for touchscreen devices. With expertise in languages and learning and digital craft our goal is to make stories that delight children across the world." About WingedChariot
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