Last year retailer Barnes & Noble bought Tikatok with the intention of providing a POD (print on demand) self-publishing platform for young children. The new venture is in partnership with Common Sense Media (commonsense.org), a leading nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving families’ experiences with media and entertainment. The partnership is intended to help Barnes & Noble customers find age-appropriate books, movies, games, and music for their kids.
The Tikatok website is an educational tool for kids to explore the world of books, write stories and turn them into POD books. The site also includes writing resources for both parents and their kids and Barnes & Noble will be launching and promoting Tikatok by hosting in-store tutorial workshops over the coming weeks.