Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Canongate launches Scoundrel Christ app

29.03.10 | Catherine Neilan in The Bookseller

Canongate has launched Philip Pullman's book The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ as an app, comprising an "enhanced" audiobook and exclusive videos.

The app, which is available for iPhone and iTouch devices, and was developed by Enhanced Editions, synchronises the unabridged audio version - read by Pullman - so readers can switch between text and audio at any point. It also includes videos of Pullman discussing the book.

The book, which is part of Canongate's Myths series, is described as "part novel, part history and part fairy tale". The app is priced at £9.99: the book is also available as a hardback, priced £14.99, a £16.99 audiobook or a standard e-book, priced £12.99.

In Australia and New Zealand the book is published by Text Publishing in hardcover and will be released on 3 May. Aust rrp $32.95, NZ rrp $39

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