So in 2017 appeared a new publishing house — Art Nation Publishing. Our defining feature is that we create not just books, but a new form of family leisure — books with augmented reality (AR), which become alive with the help of special applications on the smartphone. The reading turns into an interactive game that is interesting not only for children but also for adults. Just point the smartphone screen on the illustration with the special icon and you will see the animation shorts or play game with the story's characters. With the help of the augmented reality, such books are able to build a bridge between different generations. Parents can finally attract their children to read instead of force them, and children will independently learn the classics of literature through their gadgets.
Now there are such famous books in our portfolio: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There" by Lewis Carroll, "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King", "Puss in Boots", "Sleeping Beauty", "The Wild Swans". All books are illustrated by Ukrainian artists and contain animation with music and mini games. For each edition, we also prepare a collection of goods with AR: activity books, stickers, puzzles, coloring books, so that your reading would be fun and interesting. In addition, we sell publishing rights for AR-books to other publishers around the world. All stories become "alive" with free WowBox app.
In addition to books with augmented reality, we offer the development of the сustom branded augmented reality app — «white label app license» and the creation of 3D AR-content. Based on your story or book, your requirements and your audience information we develop AR creative concept, scenario and interactive engaging mechanics. So with the help of our creativity and marketing experience, your product gets new opportunities and new supporters. With augmented reality and image-recognition people could use their gadgets to get interactive experiences. The rare book can cause a wow-effect but with AR — it becomes possible.
We are quite a young publisher but already have a reason to be proud of. In 2018, Art Nation Publishing won the first place of the Ukrainian Publishing Houses Annual Rating in the "Largest number of copies of one title" category. We received this award thanks to the AR-book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." The total circulation of two books, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There", amounted to 1 241 050 copies per year, which is a record in Ukraine. Due to the information of the Book Chamber of Ukraine, that the average circulation of one children's book for 2017–18 was 2.7 thousand copies, our publishing house achieved significant results already at the start.
This is only the beginning for us. We plan to create a collection of classic books with augmented reality and prove that reading can be an exciting journey into new worlds again.