MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lerner Publishing Group today announced the launch of its first app for the iPad®, Journey Into the Deep, now available on the Apple App Store. Based on the award-winning book by Rebecca L. Johnson, this inaugural app from Lerner Digital™ invites users to explore the ocean from sunlit shallows to the deepest, darkest depths and discover incredible sea creatures that are brand-new to science.
“This is an exciting time for Lerner Digital™. We’re rapidly expanding our digital publishing across formats, collaborating with our publishing imprints to select the best content that will shine in an enhanced digital reading experience,” said Terri Reden, Lerner Publishing Group Vice President of Marketing and Digital Products. “We’re thrilled with our first foray in the app market and excited about the future promise that apps offer for a wealth of high-quality Lerner books.”
The Journey Into the Deep app is based on the real journeys of scientists involved in the Census of Marine Life. From 2000 to 2010, more than two thousand researchers from eighty-two countries carried out the most extensive investigation of ocean life ever attempted. The app takes readers to research sites around the globe and uses stunning video and photography to bring readers face to face with some of the most mesmerizing and newly discovered creatures on earth. The app also includes special features such as a video introduction with author Rebecca L. Johnson, photo slideshows, videos of sea creatures, links to websites, and a discussion guide.
“We are committed to providing our customers with outstanding digital reading experiences that enhance our high-quality books in exciting and innovative ways,” said Adam Lerner, president and publisher. “We are extremely excited to have Journey Into the Deep available as our first app and look forward to bringing more rich media books soon to the Apple App Store.”
The Journey Into the Deep app is available for purchase for $2.99 in the Apple iTunes store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/journey-into-the-deep/id440252493?mt=8&ls=1.
About Lerner Digital
Lerner Digital™, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, independent children’s publisher since 1959, presents the Lerner Interactive Book™ uniquely created to ignite reading enthusiasm and improve literacy skills in struggling and reluctant K-5 students. Lerner Digital™ also offers 1,500+ nonfiction and fiction K-12 eBooks for home, classrooms, and libraries.
About Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.
Lerner Publishing Group creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Founded in 1959, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with eleven imprints and divisions: Lerner Publications, Carolrhoda Books, Carolrhoda Lab™, Millbrook Press, Twenty-First Century Books, Graphic Universe™, Darby Creek, ediciones Lerner, First Avenue Editions, LernerClassroom, and Kar-Ben Publishing. In 2010 Lerner Publishing Group also launched Lerner Digital™ alongside its growing catalog of nonfiction and fiction books, ensuring that schools and libraries have access to the highest quality content to serve the evolving needs of teachers and learners in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.lernerbooks.com or call 800-328-4929.