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