BLOCKBUSTER AUTHOR DEAN KOONTZ AND AURYN RELEASE SECOND EBOOK APP IN THE AWARD-WINNING TRIXIE DOG SERIES

May 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Auryn, Inc., the most award-winning digital publisher of interactive children’s stories for the iPad and other tablet devices, today announces the availability Trixie and Jinx, the second ebook app by blockbuster author Dean Koontz.

With the release of the award-winning I, Trixie Who Is Dog app late last year, Auryn and Koontz brought the author’s beloved golden retriever Trixie to life on the iPad and iPhone. Together, we have now released the second Trixie ebook adventure, just in time for children and families to enjoy it on summer vacations.

Giving readers another fun, lighthearted glimpse into the imagination of Trixie with quirky narration and irrepressible spirit, this app will delight readers young and old. This app details the story of Trixie who longs for her buddy Jinx the dachshund when he goes on vacation. Lonely Trixie tries to find new friends, but discovers that spiders have no sense of humor and mice just can’t appreciate a good tail-chase; no one can compare to Jinx.

“Auryn’s adaptations of these two books are wonderful. Reading them, playing with them, I am a child again,” says New York Times’ best-selling author Dean Koontz.

Trixie and Jinx is now available on the iTunes app store for $3.99 at http://bit.ly/trjinx on iPad and http://bit.ly/trjxip

Key features of the storybook app include:

Personalization of picture, voice and text:

  • Children can double up as illustrators of this book app by coloring Trixie herself, the background layouts, and other elements in every page using bright vibrant colors.

 

  • Children can become their own narrator or listen to their parents narrate the book. Interactivity allows kids to personalize the sentence, create new action words and sharpen their vocabulary skills.

 

Image and word association vocabulary builder – when an image is touched the associated word is spoken and the written word displayed.

Karaoke effect – when a word is spoken during narration then the word is highlighted.

Touch a word to hear it being spoken.

 Trixie and Jinx is offered three ways for kids and families to enjoy:

  • “Read to me” – Listen to the narrated story while the text is displayed Karaoke style. After the narration finishes on a page the child can interact with objects till they are ready to move to the next page.
  • “Read myself” – There is no narration but the child can touch a word to hear it being spoken aloud.
  • “Auto Play” – same as “Read to Me” except the page advances automatically once the narration is finished. Useful for those long car rides when you want the child to have a complete book experience.

About Auryn, Inc.

Founded by Academy award-winning visual effects experts from Hollywood’s top movie studios, Auryn Inc. is the most award-winning digital publisher of storybook and creative apps for the iPad, iPhone, Android and other tablet devices. Uniting leading technologists and creative artists, Auryn’s patented technology enables the company to produce ground-breaking interactive content for the new emerging tablet medium.  Recognized by the Producers Guild of America and Variety magazine as the Digital 25 top innovator in Emerging Media and winner of more app awards than any other digital publisher, Auryn is paving the way in digital publishing and fast-becoming the leader in children’s storybook apps. For more on Auryn, visit www.auryn.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest at: www.facebook.com/appsbyaurynwww.twitter.com/AurynApps and http://pinterest.com/appsbyauryn/.

 About Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz is a prolific New York Times bestselling author whom the London Times has called “a master, a literary juggler.” His books have been translated into 36 languages and have sold more than 450,000,000 copies. He also served as the “editor” of books by his golden retriever, Trixie–Life Is Good, Christmas Is Good, and Bliss to You–and writes children’s books about her. Dean lives with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever Anna, and the enduring spirit of Trixie in southern California. For more on Dean visit http://www.deankoontz.comhttp://www.deankoontz.com/trixie, and follow him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/deankoontzofficial.

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“Win Your Mimiki” Contest

May 16, 2012 § 16 Comments

A friend is beside me through good times and bad, through happy and sad!
Beside me, he walks! Beside me, he talks!
He listens, he smiles! We can walk together for miles!
In happiness and tears, I know, he’ll be there with me for years!

Who hasn’t found a friend in their favorite toy!! An everlasting pal to play with throughout the day. Miko the mouse has found his best buddy in his toy, Mimiki. Mimiki has played and pleased, been a good listener, a partner in crime, a best friend, a confidant of Miko for years. Bring home MIMIKI for your child through “Win Your Mimiki Contest” Auryn is giving away stuffed toys of Mimiki to a few lucky winners. Here’s how you can enter:

Facebook:  Like and win: Like us on facebook and leave a post on our wall –  (Hi, I am _____ and I am here through your blog for the Mimiki Contest)

Share and Win: Get your friends to LIKE our page and leave a post on our wall (Hi, I am ________ and I my friend ________ told me about the Mimiki Contest). The more friends you get, the closer you get to winning Mimiki. Top 3 Auryn fans will take home this cute little toy

Twitter:  RT and Win: Follow us on twitter and retweet this post. “Wouldn’t winning a Mimiki stuffed toy surprise your child? RT and Win a cute little mouse.”


PinterestFollow, Repin and Win: Repin this picture to enter – http://pinterest.com/pin/111956740706935444/
Google Plus Like and Win: Like our page on google plus and leave a post on our wall (Hi, I am _____ and I am here through your blog for the Mimiki Contest)

Is Miko, the mouse on your iPad and iPhone?

May 16, 2012 § 1 Comment

A caring son, a cheerful friend and a helpful kid, Miko, the most loved mouse is here to enchant your little one. An eight book series, Miko has won the heart of children and parents alike. Be it loving his favorite toy and his best friend Mimiki, waiting patiently till his mother wakes up to play, confessing about a blunder, hating his bath, loving the beach, wanting a pet, there’s a story for each of that and more. Go ahead and get all these apps at $.99 (Offer valid till May 19 as a part of Children’s Book Week). The links to each of the storybook app is shared below. Happy Reading!

Miko – Mom, Wakeup and Play – Miko is wide awake and ready to play, but Mom wants to sleep longer. What can Miko do until her alarm rings? Everything that Miko tries to read, play, or eat is one of Mom’s favorite things too! He doesn’t want her to miss out, so what can he do to save them for her, and pass the time until she’s ready to join him? This adorable series delightfully captures the ups and downs of childhood, and will be a favorite in every young one’s collection. You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/abamiko and iPhone http://bit.ly/iphm1

Miko – Mom, It Was Me  – Miko wants to see how far his new ball will bounce, but when it bounces right into Mom’s favorite vase, he knows he’s in trouble. Should he hide it? Should he make up a story? None of those ideas seem right. When Mom comes home, Miko decides that maybe telling the truth won’t be so bad after all.

This is a funny and adorable look at the ethical dilemmas every child faces, told on their level. You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/amiko2 and iPhone http://bit.ly/iphm2

Miko – No Bath! No Way! – After Miko’s exciting day, the last thing he wants to do is wash away all the fun things he did! Mom says he doesn’t have to take a bath-but then he will have to endure tickly clothes, sticky ice cream on his face, and sleeping on the hard floor! How far will Miko go to remember his special day? You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/miko3 and iPhone http://bit.ly/iphm3a

Miko – Double Birthday – It’s Miko’s birthday, and he’s as excited as can be. It’s also his friend Mimiki’s birthday, but Miko is the only one who gets any presents. Miko would like to share with him, but it isn’t so easy to find something Mimiki can play with too. How can they have fun with the toys together to make it the best double birthday ever? You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/amiko4 and iPhone http://bit.ly/iphmi4

Miko Wants a Dog – Miko wants a pet dog more than anything. His friend Mimiki will pretend to be a dog for a little while, but he won’t go on a leash. No doubt about it—Miko needs a real dog. But Mama says Miko will have to wait until he’s older. He’s so disappointed, until he hears barking from the next door neighbor’s yard, and Miko gets the chance to prove how good he can be with a dog. You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/miko5a and iPhone http://bit.ly/mi5iph

Miko Goes on Vacation – Miko, Mimiki, and their Mom are off to the beach for a vacation. It’s his first trip, full of new sights and surprises. But the beach is full of strangers, and Miko doesn’t want to leave little Mimiki all alone when he goes in the water. Then he meets Pia on a nearby blanket, who also has a little friend for Mimiki. Now they can all play together, and Miko and Pia can have fun swimming. You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/miko6a and iPhone http://bit.ly/iph6mi

Miko – Where is Mimiki – Miko is upset.His little friend Mimiki has disappeared! Or could he just be hiding? Miko searches everywhere, but Mimiki is nowhere to be found! Can Miko ever find his friend, and can Mom help make sure that he never gets lost again? You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/miko7a and iPhone http://bit.ly/mi7iph

Miko Moves Out – Whenever Miko wants to play, his mom has a million other things she wants him to do first. Finally, she interrupts his playtime for the last time. Miko is fed up and decides to move out. Miko and Mimiki pack their things and leave. The only question that remains is, “Where will they go?” The answer takes them full circle and leads them back to the heart of things! You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/mikoa8 and iPhone http://bit.ly/iphmi8

Auryn offers its Award-Winning Digital Ebooks at a discount to promote Reading Amongst Youngsters

May 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

Auryn Inc., the most award-winning digital publisher and creator of unprecedented children storybook apps for iPad and tablet devices, today announced they are offering

Auryn’s entire Auracle line at a discounted rate of $.99 during Reading is Fun Week (May 13-19). Auracle titles include Miko “Goes on Vacation”, Since Lulu Learned the Cancan, Sister Yessa’s Story, The Perilous Pit, Randy Kazandy, Where Are Your Glasses?, I, Trixie, Who is Dog, The Emperor’s Race and many more.

“Anything we can do to promote reading amongst our youth is a positive movement for everyone,” said Umesh Shukla, Founder and CCO of Auryn. “We hope many children can take advantage of these great offers to enjoy the interactivity in sounds and visuals that go beyond the existing book experience. Today’s tots are demanding digital, and we are happy to provide the most award-winning line of storybook apps on the market today.”

List of Auracles on Sale for Children’s Book Week. Happy Reading!

On iPad

Apps Links
Aesop in Rhyme – Hare and Tortoise http://bit.ly/f217ki
Aesop in Rhyme – Crow and Pitcher http://bit.ly/on0H9p
Aesop in Rhyme – Lion and Mouse http://bit.ly/nmz3jX
Edsel McFarlan’s New Car http://bit.ly/lZpPm3
Tail Toes Eyes Ears Nose http://bit.ly/qurnAf
4th of July http://bit.ly/qBb886
Love You To the Moon and Back http://bit.ly/pL7mlQ
Hurray for Pre-K! http://bit.ly/nd289K
The Trees Grin Beside Me http://bit.ly/naLQgE
Dr. Duncan Dog on Duty http://bit.ly/qv8iEU
Red Riding Hood http://bit.ly/rrhaa
Winter Is http://bit.ly/nzqfNR
Miko – Mom, Wakeup and Play http://bit.ly/abamiko
Miko – Mom, It Was Me http://bit.ly/amiko2
Miko – No Bath! No Way! http://bit.ly/miko3
Miko – Double Birthday http://bit.ly/amiko4
God’s Little Lamb http://bit.ly/aurgll
Fruits for Little Lamb http://bit.ly/fllaur
Hattie, The Backstage Bat http://bit.ly/htbt1
Miko Wants a Dog http://bit.ly/miko5a
Inspector Peckit http://bit.ly/inspk
Chinese New Year http://bit.ly/y2NqBs
Miko Goes on Vacation http://bit.ly/miko6a
Miko – Where is Mimiki http://bit.ly/miko7a
Miko Moves Out http://bit.ly/mikoa8
Shadow of Elves http://bit.ly/shadoe
One Cold Night http://bit.ly/abaocn
Randy Kazandy, Where are your Glasses? http://bit.ly/randyk
Flash the Dash http://bit.ly/ftdfre
The Perilous Pit http://bit.ly/peripi
The Emperor’s Race http://bit.ly/temrac
Since Lulu Learned the Cancan http://bit.ly/luluhd
Sister Yessa’s Story http://bit.ly/sisyes
Spring Changes http://bit.ly/sprchn
Fanny McFancy http://bit.ly/fanmcf

On iPhone

Apps Links
Edsel McFarlan’s New Car http://bit.ly/ipheds
Tail Toes Eyes Ears Nose http://bit.ly/iphtte
Love You To the Moon and Back http://bit.ly/iphlov
Hurray for Pre-K! http://bit.ly/iphhur
The Trees Grin Beside Me http://bit.ly/s7ja5S
Dr. Duncan Dog on Duty http://bit.ly/iphdrd
Winter Is http://bit.ly/iphwin
Miko – Mom, Wakeup and Play http://bit.ly/iphm1
Miko – Mom, It Was Me http://bit.ly/iphm2
Miko – No Bath! No Way! http://bit.ly/iphm3a
Miko – Double Birthday http://bit.ly/iphmi4
I, Trixie Who Is Dog http://bit.ly/iphtrx
God’s Little Lamb http://bit.ly/iphgll
Fruits for Little Lamb http://bit.ly/iphfll
Hattie, The Backstage Bat http://bit.ly/iphhat
Miko Wants a Dog http://bit.ly/mi5iph
Inspector Peckit http://bit.ly/iphpkt
Miko Goes on Vacation http://bit.ly/iph6mi
Miko – Where is Mimiki http://bit.ly/mi7iph
Miko Moves Out http://bit.ly/iphmi8
One Cold Night http://bit.ly/iphocn
Randy Kazandy, Where are your Glasses? http://bit.ly/iphran
Flash the Dash http://bit.ly/iphftd
The Perilous Pit http://bit.ly/tppiph
The Emperor’s Race http://bit.ly/iphter
Since Lulu Learned the Cancan http://bit.ly/iplulu
Sister Yessa’s Story http://bit.ly/iphsis
Spring Changes http://bit.ly/spriph

Free Lite Apps

Apps Links
Edsel McFarlan’s New Car http://bit.ly/liteds
Tail Toes Eyes Ears Nose http://bit.ly/littte
Love You to the Moon & Back http://bit.ly/lovlit
Hurray for Pre-K! http://bit.ly/hurlit
The Trees Grin Beside Me http://bit.ly/trelit
Dr. Duncan Dog on Duty http://bit.ly/litddd
Winter Is http://bit.ly/winlit
God’s Little Lamb http://bit.ly/litgll
Fruits for Little Lamb http://bit.ly/litell
Hattie, The Backstage Bat http://bit.ly/hatit
Inspector Peckit http://bit.ly/litein
One Cold Night http://bit.ly/ocnlit
One Cold Night http://bit.ly/iplicn
Randy Kazandy, Where are your Glasses? http://bit.ly/litran
Flash the Dash http://bit.ly/ftdlit
The Perilous Pit http://bit.ly/litepp
The Emperor’s Race http://bit.ly/liteer
Since Lulu Learned the Cancan http://bit.ly/litllc

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