Comics & Kids Books Are Top Grossing iPad Book Apps This Week

Comics and kids books lead the top grossing iPad book app list this week, according to research from AppData, Inside Network’s data service that tracks app and developer leaderboards.

JibJab Jr. Books app, a DIY kid’s book app that lets parents add their kids’ photos to stories, is No. 6 this week. The publisher added a sound feature last week, which could explain the surge in popularity.

To prepare for Mediabistro’s upcoming Publishing App Expo tomorrow and Thursday, we spotlight the top grossing book apps every week–helping our readers discover and analyze successful content.

Below, we’ve listed the top ten grossing iPad apps of the week–linking to App Data’s research about each individual app, including historical charts, developer information and app pricing details.

Tuesday December 6, 2011

2. Garmin StreetPilot
3. DC Comics
4. Another Monster at the End of This Book…Starring Grover & Elmo!
5. Bible+
6. JibJab Jr. Books
7. The Monster at the End of This Book…starring Grover!
8. Dark Horse Comics
9. The Walking Dead
10. X is for X-Ray (iPad)
11. Solar System for iPad
12. Microsoft® Word® 2010 – Mastering in 24hâ„¢
13. How The Grinch Stole Christmas! – Dr. Seuss
14. Cars 2 World Grand Prix Read and Race
15. Disney Princess: A Royal Christmas
16. NIV Bible BibleReader
17. Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels
18. The Elements: A Visual Exploration
19. NIV Study Bible
20. VIZ Manga for iPad