Amazon’s new reading app lets kids text with characters

Amazon killed the bookstore, and now it wants to get kids to read bedtime stories on their phones. A new app from Amazon introduces children to a different way of reading fiction: via text message. Called Amazon Rapids, the colorful app — which launched for Android, iOS and Amazon Fire devices — features hundreds of original stories for kids ages 7 to 12. Amazon Rapids’ selection is told through text messages from the perspective of the narrator. But the content isn’t free: Parents can sign up for a $2.99 monthly subscription. Amazon plans to add dozens of new books each month.” Read more at CNN Money.



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