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Secrets Of Eden Released As Enhanced eBook

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The Crown Publishing Group is releasing thriller author Chris Bohjalian‘s best selling book Secrets of Eden as an enhanced eBook. The print version of Secrets of Eden was originally published back in February.

The enhanced digital edition includes exclusive video and audio content such as a nine-minute author video featuring Bohjalian talking about his writing process. It also includes
an exclusive essay about his creative process, ten reading group guide questions with his answer; and sample chapters from his backlist. The enhanced eBook is optimized for devices that support video.

This is part of Crown’s push into the digital space. Last month, we interviewed Philip Patrick, Vice President & Publisher, Crown Digital, who said that the publisher is experimenting with new interactive eBook titles and apps. The publisher launched The Zombie Survival Guide Scanner app as a marketing tool for the popular Max Brooks title.

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Crown Digital Embraces eBooks And Interactivity

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Random House’s Crown Digital imprint is embracing the digital publishing landscape with interactive digital titles and a push into iPhone apps. Crown is also setting eBook prices equal to print editions.

“We want to have our content available where people want to read it whether that is a physical book or on some kind of device,” said Philip Patrick, Vice President & Publisher, Crown Digital.

For the first time, the publisher is launching iPhone apps as content for a couple of its popular titles. One app, which launches this week, is called the Zombie Scanner, which complements Max Brooks’ print book The Zombie Survival Guide. “We hope to use as a marketing tool to build out fan base for the book,” said Patrick.

On August 10th, Crown is releasing the eBook version of Shift from Heroes creator Tim Kring. The eBook includes bonus chapters, and the back story behind some of the book’s characters, locations and events.

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