Achievement Unlocked: Oceanhouse Media, Inc. Reaches One Million Paid App Downloads on the App Store
It’s really cool to see friends succeed on the App Store. Popular iPhone/iPad e-book publisher, Oceanhouse Media has announced that they have crossed the 1 million mark in paid app downloads in Apple’s App Store. In the past year (2010), 7 of Oceanhouse Media’s omBooks featuring popular children stories have reached the #1 spot on the App Store’s Top Paid Books category, with 5 of them landing on Apple’s Top Ten Books of all 2010 on the iPad.
Check out the press release below for more details, and to the Kripalanis, congratulations guys :).
Oceanhouse Media, Inc. Reaches One Million Paid App Downloads on the App Store: Company Founder and President to Speak at Digital Book World Conference and Expo on Jan. 26
Michel Kripalani, founder and president of Oceanhouse Media, Inc., today announced the company has crossed the one million mark in paid app downloads on Apple’s App Store. Kripalani will be a panelist at this week’s Digital Book World Conference and Expo in New York on Jan. 26 where he’ll discuss the topic “New Kind of Publisher for a New Kind of Product: Emerging Models for Digital Children’s Book Publishing.”
Seven of the company’s omBooks(TM) (Oceanhouse Media digital books) have reached the number one spot on the App Store in the Top Paid Book category. They include: Dr. Seuss’s ABC; The Lorax; One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish; The Cat in the Hat; Green Eggs and Ham; The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule; and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Additionally, the company has held the number one spot in Kids Games with Grinchmas! and in Finance with Money, and the Law of Attraction.
Oceanhouse Media is a major player in the digital book market for iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) and Android(TM) devices. In the two years since their founding, the company has released more than 150 apps ranging in price from $0.99 to $15.99.
“It seems hard to believe that just two and a half years ago, the general public had no real concept of an app. Today apps are everywhere,” said Kripalani. “When Oceanhouse Media was founded in early 2009, there were about 15,000 apps on the App Store.
Today, that number is over 300,000. 2010 was a milestone year for Oceanhouse Media and we foresee 2011 being just as active, with more than 100 omBooks being released as well as dozens of other apps across the Books, Education, Photography, Health & Fitness, and Finance categories.”
Oceanhouse Media has licensing agreements with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Zondervan (a division of HarperCollins), Hay House, Chronicle Books, Character Arts, Holiday Hill Farms and Mercer Mayer (author of the Little Critter (R) series of books). In many cases, the company works directly with authors to bring their beloved books to the digital market.
“As an author, I love nothing more than to see young kids engaged in reading and relating to the story being told,” said Mayer, award-winning author and illustrator of the Little Critter (R) books. “The digital versions of my books maintain the fun nature of the characters, enhanced with rich narration and background music. The interactive features of omBooks do wonders to enhance the educational value of my books.”
There are five omBooks available by Mercer Mayer on the App Store, including All By Myself, I Just Forgot, Just Me and My Dad, Just Grandma and Me, and the latest addition, The New Baby.