Simon & Schuster Reveals Self-Publishing App Program

Simon & Schuster has launched a self-publishing platform today, including an app publishing package for authors who utilize the company’s Children’s books self-publishing package.

Prices for the initial Children’s package range from $1,599 to $8,499, and the app creation process costs between $999 for the basic ReadPlay App and $3,499 for the App Launch Campaign. The conversion process takes up to 90 days, and the company will sell the app in the Windows 8 App Store for $1.99. The writer will earn 50 percent royalties for every sale.

Here’s more about the program: “For our basic ReadPlay App service, there is a word count limit of 1,000 words. However, we can accommodate books of 1,000 words or more for an additional fee. Speak to your Publishing Consultant for a quote … ReadPlay Apps are developed to run on e-reading devices that use Windows 8.”


Simon & Schuster included a list of devices that support these apps:

Acer Iconia W510
Acer Iconia W700
Asus Vivo Tab
Asus Vivo Tab RT
Asus TaiChi
Dell XPS 10
Dell XPS Duo 12
Dell Latitude 10
HP Envy X2
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
Microsoft Surface RT
Samsung A TIV Tab
Samsung A TIV Smart PC
Samsung A TIV Smart PC Pro
Sony Vaio Duo 11
Sony Vaio Tap 20
Toshiba Satellite P845

You can learn about more self-publishing app options at our Media App Summit next week. Click here to find out more.

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