Major comics publisher launches graphic novel catalog on new NOOK Tabletâ„¢
San Diego, CA (December 1, 2011)â€”Continuing to lead the charge of digital comics, IDW Publishing proudly debuted a collection of graphic novels for the new Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet, the companyâ€™s fastest and lightest tablet with the best in HD entertainment. IDWâ€™s initial NOOK entrÃ©e features over thirty complete graphic novels, including award-winning books and works by bestselling authors.
â€œWeâ€™re excited to partner with Barnes & Noble to bring IDW graphic novels line to NOOK,â€ statedÂ Jeff Webber, IDW’s director of ePublishing. â€œWith the NOOK Tablet, Barnes & Noble has developed a stunning display that works perfectly for viewing comics and graphic novels. Our digital graphic novels include all the special features and content found in the print versions also available through Barnes & Noble.â€
IDWâ€™s rich graphic novel catalog of top prose authors and comics creators is especially suited for eReaders. Fans of IDW writers such asÂ Joe Hill, Anne Rice, Max Brooks, Peter S. Beagle, Steve Niles, orÂ James PattersonÂ can now find those graphic novels right next to their respective prose stories. Award-winning creators likeÂ Darwyn CookeÂ and his acclaimed adaptations ofÂ Richard Starkâ€™sÂ ParkerÂ books and the first installment of theÂ BLOOM COUNTY: THE COMPLETE LIBRARYÂ are also included in IDWâ€™s diverse NOOK line.
IDWâ€™s NOOK launch offers something for readers of all ages, from classics likeÂ Eric Shanowerâ€™sÂ OZÂ series for younger audiences andÂ Joe Hillâ€™s best-sellingÂ LOCKE & KEYÂ series for mature readers.
â€œBarnes & Noble is excited to offer IDW Publishingâ€™s graphic novels on NOOK Tablet,â€ said Theresa Horner, vice president of Content and Digital Products for Barnes & Noble.Â â€œWith the launch of NOOK Tablet, we now offer a vast collection of full-color comics, graphic novels and kidsâ€™ comics in high resolution that makes the action virtually jump off the page.Â IDWâ€™s graphic novels are a great addition.â€
NOOK devices are the perfect choice for anyone who wants access to their favorite reads anywhere they go.Â NOOK Tablet is the companyâ€™s fastest and lightest tablet with the best in HD entertainment. NOOK Tablet offers access to popular movies, TV shows, music and more through the top entertainment services, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora and others, plus a collection of high-quality apps, fast Web browsing and e-mail. NOOK Tablet features Barnes & Nobleâ€™s award-winning color reading experience, with access to the worldâ€™s largest digital bookstore via Wi-FiÂ®.
The initial lineup includes the following titles, and can be found at: http://bit.ly/idwnook
â€¢Â Â Â Bloom County: The Complete Digital Library Volume 1 1980-1981
â€¢Â Â Â Bloom County: The Complete Digital Library Volume 2 1982
â€¢Â Â Â Bloom County: The Complete Digital Library Volume 3 1983
â€¢Â Â Â Code Word: Geronimo
â€¢Â Â Â DoctorÂ Who: Fugitive
â€¢Â Â Â Doctor Who: Tessaract
â€¢Â Â Â Doctor Who: Agent Provocateur
â€¢Â Â Â Doctor Who: The Forgotten
â€¢Â Â Â Doctor Who: Through Time andÂ Space
â€¢Â Â Â Doctor Who: Fairy Tale
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 The Last Unicorn
â€¢Â Â Â Little Adventures in Oz Vol. 1
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 The Murder of King Tut
â€¢Â Â Â Mystery Society
â€¢Â Â Â Parker: The Hunter
â€¢Â Â Â Parker: The Outfit
â€¢Â Â Â The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures
â€¢Â Â Â Star Trek: Countdown
â€¢Â Â Â Star Trek: The Movie Adaptation
â€¢Â Â Â Star Trek: Nero
â€¢Â Â Â Star Trek: Spock Reflections
â€¢Â Â Â TRANSFORMERS 3: Dark of the Moon Movie Adaptation
â€¢Â Â Â True Blood Vol.1: All Together Now
â€¢Â Â Â Witch & Wizard: Battle for Shadowland
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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