Disney Plans e-Books for Kids

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

Last Updated: September 29, 2009 @ 7:40 AM

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.