Your Voice, Your Child, Your Books
Sydney, Australia. September 7, 2010 Franklin Electronic Publishers today proudly announced the launch of AnyBook reader, an innovative, handheld device which uses your voice to read any book of your choice, to your child or grandchild.
With AnyBook reader your child or grandchild can listen to you read all their favourite books, even when you're not there.
It's a sturdy, pen-shaped device which allows you to read and record each page with a special sticker. Your child touches the sticker to hear you read the story.
AnyBook does not require software, programming or special books - it works out of the box, with any book.
AnyBook reader is supplied with special stickers that won't damage your book so you can remove the stickers at any time. And if you make a mistake, you can delete and record again.
"AnyBook connects busy families and promotes growth through reading. Mum or Dad may not be at work but they might be in the kitchen preparing dinner. A child can still engage in reading, hearing their parent's own voice", commented Russell Goldberg, Managing Director of Franklin Electronic Publishers P/L. "Grandparents might see grandchildren fortnightly or monthly but they can connect every day through reading", he added.
AnyBook reader has been developed as part of an overall commitment to improving literacy outcomes for all young people. It complements Franklin's support for National Literacy & Numeracy Week (NLNW), MS Readathon, The Premier's Spelling Bee, Spellmasters, New Zealand National Spelling Bee and Franklin Scholarships.
Retailing at $69.95, AnyBook reader will hold 15 hours of recording and 15 hours playback, while AnyBook Plus at $99.95 can handle 60 hours recording and playback.
AnyBook reader is suitable for ages 3 and over. It is available at Dick Smith Electronics, as well as Australia's leading book, gift, stationery and duty free stores.
For more details, please phone Franklin TOLL FREE 1800 882 588 or check out www.franklin.com/au
Franklin Electronic Publishers Incorporated is a world leader in electronic handheld information, having sold approximately 42,000,000 electronic books. Current titles available directly or through partners number more than 116,000 in sixteen languages under license from world class publishers, such as Merriam-Webster, Oxford University Press, Larousse, Langenscheidt, PONS and HarperCollins, focused in four areas: Language Expansion, Language Learning, Reading Enhancement and Writing Enhancement. The Company also licenses its underlying technology to an array of partners including Adobe and Sun Microsystems. Franklin’s products are available at 49,000 retail outlets worldwide, through catalogues and online at http://www.franklin.com/au.
07 September 2010