Self-publishing Service and Community for Children Launched
LEXINGTON, MA—March 25, 2008—Tikatok today announced the launch of their new online book community for children at www.Tikatok.com . Now, any child, regardless of his/her writing skills can write, illustrate and print single copies of their own stories and read and share books with other children from around the world. Tikatok.com provides a safe, creative environment with a unique, patent pending story guideline system, to unleash the imagination of all children to develop original content for stories, share and communicate books with other children, and print beautiful, professional-quality copies of their stories in hard and soft cover for friends and family.
The company was started by two successful business executives and Moms who saw that there were not books available for children that were written by children.
“I was in the children’s section of a national bookstore chain with my daughter and realized that all of the books were written and illustrated by adults,” said Sharon Kan, Co -Founder and CEO of Tikatok. “Children love to tell and read stories with other children, and it is important for them to continuously use their imagination and create things, like books, instead of just consuming products. Tikatok.com provides a great online community that is designed to spark creativity and empower any child to create books, to share original stories with their friends both online and in print. We are proud to have developed a creative environment that really helps unleash a child’s imagination and fosters story-telling, sharing and collaboration among children.”
Tikatok has designed and implemented several important features that when combined give children a truly unique experience creating real books.
StorySparks™ Story Builders - The StorySpark system, invented by Tikatok, gives children the story framework they may need to help create their books. These are optional prompts which allow children to choose characters, such as princesses or aliens, and gives them a loose plotline or framework to help guide the creative writing process. These are not fill in the blanks, but instead are suggestions or even questions, such as “What happens to the princess next?” to help stimulate the child’s own imagination and storytelling skills.