06/19/2012 (press release: ronmaas) // Great Neck, New York, USA // Ron Maas

StarWalk Kids Media, a division of Seymour Science LLC, announced today a partnership with Mackin Educational Resources for distribution and sales of the StarWalk Kids Media eBook catalog to the Schools & Libraries market.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Mackin Educational Resources,” said StarWalk Kids founder and award-winning science author Seymour Simon. “We think that Mackin is a perfect partner to help us reach school libraries around the country. Their VIA portal is a great solution to provide unified access to a wide variety of digital resources, and we’re very pleased to join the Mackin family of digital services.”

Starwalk Kids Media is a newly formed eBook publisher of high quality, easily searchable children’s literature, with an emphasis on quality nonfiction. The StarWalk collection features the work of award-winning authors and illustrators that educators know and trust. Each eBook is searchable in the collection by subject, grade, Lexile, Alphabetic, and Common Core standards, and can be streamed to any computer, netbook, tablet, smartphone or whiteboard for unlimited, simultaneous access by both educators and students, at school or at home. The streaming eBook library is delivered via the best-in-class, proprietary StarWalk Reader™, which will be introduced at the ALA Annual meeting in Anaheim, and will be available for free trials and sales at the beginning of the 2012-13 school year.

“These are very exciting times in the educational arena. Our company has always had a keen eye towards the future and identifying ways to add value for students, schools and publishers alike. This partnership with StarWalk Kids Media is the perfect way for us to provide relevant and desirable content to our expanding library of eResources through Mackin VIA,” states Mackin’s President, Randal Heise.

ABOUT STARWALK KIDS MEDIA

Founded in 2012, StarWalk is the eBook division of Seymour Science, LLC. Designed specifically for educators to use with students in classrooms and libraries, StarWalk Kids Media provides a new, affordable, and flexible platform for educators to help reach digital kids with engaging and reliable eBooks that promote inquiry and reinforce learning. To learn more, visit http://www.starwalkkids.com

ABOUT MACKIN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials to PK-12 schools for 28 years. Known for its high commitment to customer care and customization, Mackin provides print books, ebooks, online databases, audiobooks, video resources and more to schools around the globe. To learn more, visit www.mackin.com

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