Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by Will Hagle
Epic offers unlimited access to an extensive library of children’s books.
Epic is a massive library of children’s books, available on the web and various mobile platforms. The concept of a “Netflix for books” model has been attempted before. Oyster, a subscription e-book company operating on a similar premise, was launched to much fanfare but ultimately ended up shutting down. The model does seem to have much more potential when it comes to the children’s book market, though. Books can be expensive for parents to buy, especially when kids quickly outgrow their reading levels. Epic also includes access to audio books, and has a smart recommendation engine for discovering new titles.
Epic also has the potential to be a great learning tool. The service is entirely free for educators, who can utilize Epic in their classrooms by exposing students to a wide range of reading materials. Whereas in the past it may have been a significant financial burden for schools to get multiple copies of books for students to read, Epic offers instant access to the entire library on any platform or device the school already utilizes. The books are suited for students in grades K-5, and teachers can even create individual profiles for their students to track reading progress. Whether you’re a parent or an educator, Epic is a useful tool to get your kids engaged in reading as much as possible.