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Novel Effect, an industry leader in voice technology, elevates storytelling—books, television, video, and more—by enabling voice-interactive experiences audiences love.

Our Story

Novel Effect started with a simple idea in 2015—

Co-founders Matt and Melissa Hammersley listened as a friend read aloud expressively from a children’s book at a baby shower and a lightbulb went off: If anyone could make books that engaging and fun, every kid would fall in love with reading.

We began with picture books, designing a ground-breaking app to complement your voice with interactive music, sounds, and characters voices as you read aloud. Our next chapter expands our ecosystem of interactive content with voice-driven videos and creation tools that grow with our young audience as they begin reading and writing themselves.

Novel Effect’s mission is to elevate storytelling by delivering interactive, voice-driven experiences that foster meaningful connections between kids and grown-ups. We aim to inspire and encourage a love of learning and reading with an emphasis on having fun.

Creative

Our team has created an entirely new way to experience traditional media by combining expertises in education, video games, audio design, and voice technology, with talented designers and developers.

Ambitious

Novel Effect is leading the way towards a voice-first future. Whether creating, distributing, or consuming, with our range of products and services, audiences will be more engaged, entertained, and delighted.

Cooperative

Through purposeful and thoughtful design we put people at the center of our applications. By using technology to foster personal connections our shared experiences engage and inspire kids (and grown-ups).

Creative

Our team has created an entirely new way to experience traditional media by combining expertises in education, video games, audio design, and voice technology, with talented designers and developers.

Ambitious

Novel Effect is leading the way towards a voice-first future. Whether creating, distributing, or consuming, with our range of products and services, audiences will be more engaged, entertained, and delighted.

Cooperative

Through purposeful and thoughtful design we put people at the center of our applications. By using technology to foster personal connections our shared experiences engage and inspire kids (and grown-ups).

Join us: Let your voice bring the story to life!

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