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“EPIC! FOR EDUCATORS” AVAILABLE FOR FREE TO SCHOOL TEACHERS AND SCHOOL LIBRARIANS

By Abi Mandelbaum
September 19th, 2014

Elementary School Educators in US and Canada Now Have a Digital Library with Thousands of Quality Children’s Titles

Palo Alto, CA. (September 18, 2014) – Epic!, the first all-you-can-read eBook subscription service designed for kids ages 12 and under, today announced “Epic! for Educators,” a free iPad version of its award-winning app that is now available to U.S. and Canadian-based elementary school teachers and school librarians.
“Epic! for Educators“ provides teachers and librarians with a digital library containing thousands of picture books, chapter books, early readers, nonfiction books and graphic novels – more than any other eBook service designed for children. All of the books available on Epic! are vetted by an experienced team of publishing professionals, educators and children’s literature specialists to provide a wide variety of high-quality titles from award-winning authors that complement the curriculum and encourage a child’s love of reading.

“We recognize the essential role of elementary school teachers and school librarians in promoting childhood reading, so we’re providing ‘Epic! for Educators’ on the iPad to give them easy and free access to thousands of high-quality children’s books,” said Suren Markosian, CEO and Founder of Epic! “We invite teachers and librarians to use this version of Epic! as their own digital children’s book library. We hope to introduce them to some wonderful books and thank them for their service to children.”

Epic!’s mission is to encourage children to develop a love of reading that will benefit them throughout their lives. As valued tastemakers for children’s reading, teachers and librarians can feel comfortable suggesting Epic! as a trusted place where kids can easily discover and read age appropriate, high-quality content. “Epic! for Educators” is a free resource to help teachers and librarians better recommend great books to school children and their families.
“Epic! for Educators” is available on the iPad. To download, please visit www.getepic.com/educators/.

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About Epic!
Epic! opens the doors to a new world of reading for kids 12 and under by providing an unlimited selection of eBooks that can be instantly discovered, read and shared with friends. Personalized for each individual reader, Epic! is the only place to access thousands of high quality, curated children’s books without the need to purchase or download them one by one. Beautifully designed for mobile and featuring fun, game-like elements, Epic! provides kids with a personal library they can take anywhere. In a world of unlimited screen time, Epic! is a smart alternative to games and videos. The company, based in Palo Alto, CA, is founded by Suren Markosian, serial entrepreneur and founder of social gaming leader CrowdStar, and Kevin Donahue, former YouTube, Google and Disney executive, with the support of top tier investors and veterans of the children’s publishing industry. To learn more about Epic!, visit www.getepic.com, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact:
Deborah Sloan for Epic!
978-884-4758
sloan@deborahsloanandcompany.com

Nicole Brunet for Epic!
408-761-1803

About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.