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Stephen Hawking’s ‘Snapshots of the Universe’ App From Random House

hawkingappRandom House has released a new iPad app that lets you get inside the mind of Stephen Hawking called Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe. The app is designed to teach the principles that control the universe through eight experiments.

Each interactive experiment is designed to teach basic theories that govern the universe. For instance, you can spin planets and create your own solar system. In addition, you can drop objects with Galileo to learn about gravity and search for black holes in the constellation of Leo. A virtual Einstein teaches G-force in outer space within the app. The app is available in iTunes for $4.99.

“This app provides a great opportunity to introduce Professor Hawking’s teachings to a whole new audience, through an entirely new medium,” stated Scott Shannon, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Digital Content at Random House.  “We are very proud to continue our publishing tradition with Professor Hawking, now across more platforms than ever.”
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Random House Creates Combined Ballantine Bantam Dell Unit

rh23.jpgToday Random House Publishing Group announced that they will combine the Bantam, Dell, and Ballantine imprints into a single Ballantine Bantam Dell unit. Ballantine Books publisher Libby McGuire will serve as publisher at the new combined imprint, and Bantam Dell publisher Nita Taublib will depart.

The new unit will incorporate many imprints: Ballantine, Bantam, Del Rey/Spectra, Delacorte, Dell, ESPN Books, One World, Presidio, and Villard. The EIC of the new imprint will be Jennifer Hershey and Scott Shannon will serve as Ballantine Bantam Dell Mass Market publisher.

Here’s more from the internal memo: “The newly formed Ballantine Bantam Dell will continue to publish hardcovers and paperbacks in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction subjects and genres and be a commercial powerhouse in our industry.”

Follow this link to read more about Taublib’s departure. A memo on the promotions and the new unit follows after the jump.

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