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Capstone Young Readers to Launch CapReader Audio-Enhanced eBook Program and App

Minneapolis, Minn. – Oct. 24, 2014 – Capstone Young Readers, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, announces the launch of CapReader, an audio-enhanced eBook program for consumers. CapReader will launch with a digital library of more than 1,100 of the publisher’s audio-enhanced eBooks for ages 0-13.

All CapReader eBooks include enhanced features, such as read-along audio and text highlighting. All CapReader eBook titles will be available for purchase on A free iOS bookshelf and reader app will be available through the Apple iTunes App Store.

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Batman, Capstone Young Readers and DC Entertainment are giving a free CapReader eBook edition of Batman: Prisoner of the Penguin! by Scott Sonneborn, illustrated by Luciano Vecchio, with each free download of the CapReader app. Batman: Prisoner of the Penguin! is part of the DC Comic Chapters Books: BATMAN series for ages 8-12.

“Quality reading experiences should be convenient and fun for young readers,” said Ashley Andersen Zantop, Capstone Group Publisher and General Manager. “We’re thrilled to give children and parents instant access to their favorite stories and characters at home or anywhere. CapReader eBooks include features that support and engage readers of all types. Read-along audio and synchronized text highlighting are standard for every CapReader title. Readers will have an extensive library of our most popular books paired with a high quality digital experience.”

Among the 1,100 eBooks available as part of the initial launch are popular Capstone characters, such as Katie Woo, Jake Maddox, Kylie Jean, Zeke Meeks, Max Axiom and Krystal Ball, as well as select toddler and picture books, chapter books and novels, graphic novels, nonfiction favorites, the Eisner Award nominated title Here I Am, and titles from Capstone’s licensing collaborations with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, Sports Illustrated Kids, and the Smithsonian Institution.

CapReadercan be used on up to 10 devices per individual account.


About Capstone Young Readers

Capstone Young Readerscreates exciting reading experiences for toddlers to teens. The trade program of Capstone, Capstone Young Readers features a collection of carefully selected titles across a range of topics, formats, and interest levels to build a passion for reading. From board and picture books, to innovative fiction and nonfiction, drawing and how-to, and graphic novels, Capstone Young Readers’ list includes an array of children’s books and ebooks from beloved authors.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s14)