IDW are being ground breaking again – I don’t know why any of the others haven’t done this!
First major comics publisher to offer iBook graphic novels and comics for the iPadâ„¢, iPhoneÂ®, and iPod touchÂ®
San Diego, CA (September 7, 2011)â€”Continuing to lead the charge of digital comics, IDW Publishing, a leader in digital comics, proudly debuted today the first large collection of comic and graphic novel titles ever available within Appleâ€™s iBooks store. As the first major comics publisher to offer significant content, IDWâ€™s initial iBooks entrÃ©e features nearly twenty complete graphic novels, including award-winning books and works by best selling prose authors.
This one-of-a-kind launch kicks off withÂ CODE WORD: GERONIMO, which is launched simultaneously in iBooks and in print. An original graphic novel detailing the raid on Osama bin Ladenâ€™s compound by SEAL Team 6,Â CODE WORD: GERONIMOÂ is expertly written by military insiderÂ Captain Dale DyeÂ (USMC, Ret.) andÂ Dr. Julia Dye, Ph.D., and offers the amazing, moment-by-moment inside story of the clandestine raid that rid the world of this terrorist mastermind.
â€œIDWâ€™s graphic novel line is a perfect fit for iBooks,â€ statedÂ Jeff Webber, IDW’s director of ePublishing. â€œWhile our various comic storefront apps, such as IDW Comics, TRANSFORMERS Comics or Doctor Who Comics, are extremely popular with experienced comics readers and fans of those brands, having this significant presence in iBooks will help readers discover creators and titles, much the same as browsing in major book retail chains.â€
IDWâ€™s rich catalog of top prose authors and comics creators is especially suited for iBooks. Fans of IDW writers such asÂ Joe Hill, Anne Rice, Max Brooks, Peter S. Beagle, orÂ James PattersonÂ can now find IDW graphic novels right next to their respective prose releases. Award-winning creators likeÂ Darwyn CookeÂ and his acclaimedÂ adaptations ofÂ Richard Starkâ€™sÂ ParkerÂ books and the first installment of theBLOOM COUNTY: THE COMPLETE LIBRARYÂ are also included in IDWâ€™s diverse iBooks line.
The IDW launch has something for all ages, from classics likeÂ Eric Shanowerâ€™sÂ OZÂ series for younger audiences, andÂ Joe HillÂ andÂ Gabriel Rodriguezâ€™s best-sellingLOCKE & KEYÂ series for mature readers.
â€œOur internal technology team, led by Lorelei Bunjes, has put a huge effort into developing a great reading experience for iBooks,â€Â WebberÂ continued. â€œWeâ€™re very proud of the teamâ€™s efforts to create a quality experience.â€
The initial lineup includes the following titles:
â€¢Â Â Â Code Word: Geronimo
â€¢Â Â Â Bloom County: The Complete Digital Library 1980-1981
â€¢Â Â Â Locke & Key Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
â€¢Â Â Â Locke & Key Vol. 2: Head Games
â€¢Â Â Â Locke & Key Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows
â€¢Â Â Â Locke & Key Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom
â€¢Â Â Â Parker: The Hunter
â€¢Â Â Â Parker: The Outfit
â€¢Â Â Â Star Trek: Movie Adaptation
â€¢Â Â Â Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon Movie Adaptation
â€¢Â Â Â The Last Unicorn
â€¢Â Â Â Little Adventures in Oz Vol. 1
â€¢Â Â Â Dead Space
â€¢Â Â Â Dragon Age
â€¢Â Â Â G.I. Joe: Hearts & Minds
â€¢Â Â Â Witch & Wizard: Battle for Shadowland
â€¢Â Â Â The Murder of King Tut
â€¢Â Â Â True Blood Vol.1: All Together Now
â€¢Â Â Â The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures
Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’sÂ The TRANSFORMERSÂ andÂ G.I. JOE,Â Paramount’sÂ Star Trek;Â HBOâ€™s True Blood; the BBC’sÂ Doctor Who; Tohoâ€™s Godzilla and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s original horror series,Â 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.
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