You can read the full piece HERE, but this is the salient excerpt:
But these new tech tools are not just for self-publishers anymore. While you don't see Big Publishing innovating much around the new capabilities, smaller publishers are eager to be first in the space.
Remember the popup book? They were mostly for kids, but I remember some great artsy books that used the delightful and complex popup "technology."
Unicorn Labs, a developer of e-books and early learning apps, worked with popup book maker David A. Carter to create "Spot the Dot," delivered in iTunes.
Chief Product Officer Mark Sigal describes it as "an interactive picture book app comprised of 10 different playspaces for young minds, such as 'Sliding Windows,' 'Popcorn' and 'Spinning Coins.'
We worked with the author to rethink the medium of the popup book for the iPad, a domain where touch, tilt, drag and rich voice and sound are native to the 'canvas.'" Kirkus Book Reviews recognized "Spot the Dot" as one of the Best Kids' Books Apps of 2011.