Isabella Products, Inc. has acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC for an undisclosed amount, the company said.
StarWalk is a publisher and distributor of e-Books delivered through its content platform and award-winning StarWalk Readerâ¢.
Isabella, a wireless consumer device and services company, is the creator of FableÂ®, the award-winning browser-free tablet for children ages 3-10.
The acquisition bolsters Isabella´s move to provide robust learning solutions to retail consumers and classroom educators in PreK, Elementary, and Middle Schools as well as public libraries. The combined companies create a burgeoning multilingual content collection and a turnkey capability for content development, licensing, and distribution, with a current reach of over 2.8 million students.
The StarWalk collection consists of nearly 600 exclusive, engaging, enhanced eBooks for children in grades PreK-8, and also includes a 90+ bilingual collection of English and Spanish narrated versions of the same eBooks. The company has developed an innovative and efficient design and production process for converting print books to digital, establishing itself as the default eBook publishing solution for top quality authors with back catalog rights.
As part of the acquisition, all StarWalk employees will join Isabella. The Publisher and CEO of StarWalk, Liz Nealon, becomes VP, Chief Content Officer, heading up Isabella´s new Fable Learning group, while former StarWalk President John Benfield will become VP, General Manager of Isabella. Both will report to Growney.
Simon will focus on writing original books for Isabella, and his complete work of 70 enhanced StarWalk titles will be added to the company´s content catalog. Isabella will continue to be headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts and operate an additional office in New York.