[Open Web Asia Awards 12′] Moglue: Create and Play with Your Own Storybook

Recently, partner blog TechNode hosted the Open Web Asia Awards. Several Korean startups attended the conference including the ebook publishing startup Moglue.

One of the many benefits of tablet proliferation is that it brings along a delightful reading experience and thus facilitates the burgeoning of the e-reading and e-publishing industry. Seoul-based Moglue, is one of the wave-riders to leverage the benefit.

The founding team of Moglue met each other at a Start-up Weekend event in Seoul, South Korea and spent the whole weekend realizing a concept of letting people make ebooks in an easier way that eventually turned into what Moglue is now.

Moglue’s desktop platform enables publishers, amateur authors as well as artists to hands on create interactive ebooks and distribute them on iOS and Android devices, like the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android phones and Android tablets.

By using MoglueBuilder, you don’t have to be a master of any kind of programming language to become an ebook guru. Anyone can produce high-quality and interactive ebooks in a few minutes just by adding text, importing art/sounds and adding interactive elements. It’s as easy as making a powerpoint with a drag-and-drop interface.

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With MoglueBuilder, parents could give the most special gift to their kids by making a one and only ebook of fairy tales or bed-time stories for loved ones, and it’s totally free. Alternatively anyone can turn their old family photos into live ebooks with cherishable memories.

For publishers, they can also use the service to create ebooks and then get them distributed in Apple’s App Store or Android Market for a fee. Moglue charges US$199 to publish one book on Apple’s App Store or Android Market, and you can also go for one year unlimited publishing at $999.

Apple launched their own iBook Author to help both publishers and others make their own ebooks, but Moglue differentiates itself with the idea of interactivity.

This post was originally published by Ben Chiang on TechNode, a partner blog of VentureSquare.

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