Candlewick has announced that it will begin selling books on Apple's iBookstore. A selection of the company's picture books is now available, including Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! from Wynton Marsalis and Paul Rogers, and Charley’s First Night from Amy Hest and Helen Oxenbury – both of which include integrated audio read by the authors. Readers can also pre-order books on the iBookstore, including Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis, a novel due out in Feburary 2013.
John Mendelson, senior v-p, sales and digital initiatives for Candlewick, said, "Just as we aim to publish and sell superior print books, Candlewick strives to bring the same high standards to our digital book program. We are excited to launch our catalog on the iBookstore as part of our ongoing effort to make our books as widely available as possible across all formats.”