Coming Soon: Unlimited Starring You Books!

Greetings Grownup!

A year and a half ago, my brother and I took our first plunge into creating something for our families –- an iPad book app called JibJab Jr. that ultimately evolved into StoryBots StoryBooks.  Many of you have been around since those early days and we thank you for it!

Today, we are excited to announce an upcoming change that we believe will result in a lot more of our books being read to a lot more kids.

Instead of charging $3.99 or $7.99 per book, in March 2013 we will switch to a simple $4.99/month membership that gives you unlimited access to all of the books in the library.  In other words, instead of buying individual books, it will be more like Netflix, where you pay one set fee to access everything for a period of time.  

If you are an existing StoryBooks customer or monthly book subscriber, rest assured:

  • All of the books you purchase up until the date we make the switch will be available to you forever.
  • You will NOT be charged automatically once the new app update is released.  We will voluntarily shut down all your current monthly payments so that you are not being moved into a plan that you did not explicitly tell us you want.

We anticipate the changes described above will take place by the end of March 2013, but depending on some factors outside of our control, it could happen as late as April 2013.  We will keep you posted as the date is set.

Finally, we want you to know that this upcoming change is part of a broader effort to give you more for your money.  Not only will the $4.99/month membership unlock all of the books in our app, it will unlock EVERYTHING across the entire StoryBots universe.  Members will get exclusive access to dozens of Starring You® Videos we have in the works as well as a host of new apps that we will be releasing throughout 2013.  You can learn more about what a StoryBots membership will get you here.

Thank you for your past and ongoing support of StoryBots.   My brother and I — along with the entire team here — are so grateful you’ve invited the StoryBots into your homes. We promise to work hard to deliver you quality content that thoroughly entertains not only your kids, but also you!

Happy Parenting,

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Evan & Gregg Spiridellis
Co-Founders, Brothers, Husbands, and Dads

10 thoughts on “Coming Soon: Unlimited Starring You Books!

    1. Hi Kathy – You have already been granted the 6 month free membership. Just login to your StoryBots account to access. Thanks and let us know if you have any questions by emailing us at mailto:support@storybots.zendesk.com.

  1. Okay so my membership that I just paid for and started, will be put on hold during the 6 month free membership time, then when you start everything back up, members like myself who signed up for the $3.99 a month fee, will be grandfathered back in, And when you do start charging again, only the books we have actually paid for remain ours, otherwise we must pay the monthly fee to get access to all books for that month. Is this correct? Do I need to do anything on my end?

    Also I want to share my granddaughter loves your books, as do I, and yes thank you for keeping all the stupid ads out of your application, it really makes for a better reading experience, plus your stories are pretty cute.

    1. Hi Debbie – Right now, Starring You StoryBooks will remain the at the $3.99 per month subscription price for one book. When we release the update to the app in the March timeframe (hopefully) then you will receive unlimited books until your 6 month membership expires. Then you will need to re-subscribe. We will let you know when all of this happens. If you have any further questions please email us at support@storybots.zendesk.com. Thanks!

      1. So I’m going to be charged $3.99 a month still until March or when the unlimited program kicks in?

  2. Any chance you may add a “read to” function that highlights as it goes? I have a small child with ASD/Dyslexia- he loves being able to see himself integrated into the books, but he is unable to read to himself. It would be a great way to help reinforce word recognition for struggling readers.

    1. Hi Julie – Thanks for the suggestion. We’ll let you know when new features such as a “Read to Me” option are available!

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