Vooks Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Independent Publishing House Red Comet Press
The Agreement Gives Red Comet Press Access to Vooks’ Global Distribution Platform and Extensive Marketing Support, while Granting Vooks an Exclusive Window to Launch Red Comet Titles
Vooks, the world’s first and only streaming platform bringing storybooks to life through animation, announced a multi-year partnership with newly-formed independent publisherRed Comet Press.
The agreement givesRed Comet Press access to Vooks’ global distribution platform, putting its growing library of family-friendly offerings directly in front of the company’s massive network of young readers, parents, caregivers, and teachers. Additionally, Red Comet Press will gain unprecedented marketing support from Vooks, which will provide vital assistance with digital content, social media, special event opportunities, and more.
As part of the deal, Vooks now has an exclusive window to Red Comet titles—launching the publisher’s titles on the Vooks platform at least one month before physical copies of the books will be available for purchase online and in stores. Red Comet Press will debut on Vooks starting Thursday, August 12 with a pair of exclusive premieres featuringMister Fairy, a whimsical tale about one fairy’s quest to find his unique talent and determine his place in the world; andBefore We Sleep, a heartfelt fable following two friends—a fox and dormouse—who prepare to say goodbye during winter hibernation while looking forward to seeing each other again in the spring.
"Vooks is passionate about supporting publishing houses, and we are committed to establishing our platform as a global launching pad that will give prominence to the many talented independent authors and publishers in the industry,” says Shannon Bex, Vooks Chief Communications Officer and Co-Founder. “This agreement is about so much more than merely licensing titles—it’s about building a real partnership, and putting our full support behind these creators using the many resources at our disposal. Red Comet Press’ offerings perfectly complement the Vooks library, and we are confident our young readers will enjoy their blend of vibrant illustrations, relatable characters, and timeless messages for years to come.”
"Red Comet Press prides itself on playing an integral role throughout the publishing process, guiding creators every step of the way with great care and attention to detail,” says Angus Yuen-Killick, Publisher, Red Comet Press. “We are so pleased to partner with an outlet that shares those same values, providing additional support and resources that are crucial for a young company. Vooks truly goes above and beyond, both in terms of its dynamic platform that brings storybooks to life, and its unprecedented service that makes it an unique partner in the industry. This collaboration is already off to an incredible start, and we are excited to continue working with Vooks as we bring Red Comet’s library to even more readers around the world.”
Vooks (rhymes with “books”) conveniently highlights special categories targeted to pre-school and elementary-aged readers, as well as the streaming service’s most popular and newly-released titles, making it a popular platform among parents, caregivers, and teachers, alike. Vooks is the fastest growing company in its class with readers in nearly 200,000 elementary schools in 175 countries, boasting the quickest adoption rate from teachers around the world.