With Digital Book World kicking off in New York, this week, Oceanhouse Media announced that more than one million apps developed by the company have been downloaded from Apple’s App Store. Oceanhouse, which has licensing agreements with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Zondervan, Hay House, Chronicle Books, Character Arts, Holiday Hill Farms and Mercer Mayer, has created more than 150 apps ranging in price from 99 cents to $15.99. The company said more than 100 book-based apps are expected to be released this year.
Barnes & Noble, meanwhile, said since the launch of the Nookcolor it has sold more than 650,000 total subscriptions and single copy sales of digital editions of newspapers and magazines. Since Christmas Day customers have already ordered 150% more subscriptions than the total number sold over the entire previous 12 months, B&N said. Among the titles available on Nookcolor is PW.