Disney Plans e-Books for Kids

For $79.95 a year, families can access electronic replicas of hundreds of Disney books.

The Walt Disney Company hopes an ambitious new digital service it plans to unveil on Tuesday will transform how children read its storybooks.

In what it bills as an industry-defining moment — though rivals are sure to be skeptical about that — Disney Publishing plans to introduce a new subscription-based website. For $79.95 a year, families can access electronic replicas of hundreds of Disney books, from “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too” to "Hannah Montana" Crush-tastic."

 
DisneyDigitalBooks.com, which is aimed at children ages 3 to 12, is organized by reading level.