New Mackin Read-Alongs™ Created By Triangle Interactive Available At Mackin

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BURNSVILLE, MN – April 25, 2018 – Mackin recently announced the inclusion of Triangle Interactive LLC’s read-along eBooks to their growing list of English and Spanish read-along content known as Mackin Read-Alongs™. To date, Mackin houses more than 1,000 read-along titles released in concert with Triangle Interactive and an array of other high-profile publishing partners.

These read-along titles are enhanced with embedded audio, synchronized to offer automatic page-turn functionality. All narrations are professionally performed by talented voice actors, with each word highlighted as the audio is read. Reading a Mackin Read-Along is the optimal supported independent reading experience for any beginning or striving reader. Most importantly, the ebooks will be hosted in Mackin’s digital platform, MackinVIA, so readers will be able to enjoy all of the great tools of the platform, including offline reading, bookmarking, and note-taking. “We are partnering with some of the greatest content-producers in the world, creating read-along eBooks designed to optimize the reading experience. The immediate goal is to expose young people to great fiction and nonfiction— but to do so in a format that allows them to flourish independently, by incorporating simple digital support tools that enhance the reading experience,” says Brett Hodus, President of Triangle Interactive.

“We are always looking for ways to grow our digital product offerings and our Mackin Read-Alongs are the perfect vehicle for us to display our cutting-edge educational material,’” says Mesa Heise, Director of Digital Services at Mackin. “Any young person, regardless of their reading proficiency, can open one of these books, follow along and comprehend. They can do it from their phone, computer, or tablet. Anytime. Anywhere.”

“The obstacles facing young readers are well documented, as are the benefits of listening while reading. Bringing the problem and the solution together without too many distracting features was no easy task. First, we worked with educators to help identify the most common obstacles that challenge struggling readers,” Hodus says. “The biggest issue we identified was access. How do we create a file that can be opened on virtually any device that helps this population improve comprehension, phonetic awareness, and fluency?

Triangle will continue to create additional content will be released monthly on a rolling basis. Customers can place orders for Triangle Interactive content and all Mackin Read-Alongs through Mackin.

About Mackin
For more than 34 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known for their substantial catalogue that boasts more than 18,000 publishers with nearly 3 million print titles, Mackin’s evergrowing digital catalogue now includes more than 2 million digital products including eBooks, databases, digital audiobooks and video resources – all available through their free, award-winning digital management system, MackinVIA. For more information, visit www.mackin.com or call 800-245-9540.

About Triangle Interactive
Triangle Interactive LLC is a licensing entity created to bring large quantities of eBooks from a variety of publishers to the educational and trade market through ePUB3 read-alongs. By leveraging the ePUB3 format, Triangle is able to produce the highest quality eBook available and offer it through the most distribution outlets.

For more information, please contact:
Troy Mikell
Director, Marketing & Communications
Mackin / (800) 245-9540
troy.mikell@mackin.com