Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Phone App For The 'Thorne'-series

Here is some exciting news from The Bookseller on the Thorne-series:

Sandra Oh as Sarah Chen with the rest of the cast of Thorne.

Little, Brown will be launching an app for Mark Billingham's DI Tom Thorne crime novels, in what it is calling an "unprecedented partnership" with Sky and Trade Mobile.

The app will be available free for users of iPhone and Android handsets from 7th October, coinciding with a new six-part TV series, "Thorne", broadcasting on Sky 1 HD.

The publisher said the app would "act as a companion to the Thorne series of novels and the TV series thorne, offering exclusive material including author videos, images, an interactive map of Thorne's London, a playlist, as well as stills, trailers and interviews from the new Sky 1 series".

Readers of Billingham's novels Sleepyhead and Scaredycat (re-issued by Little, Brown as TV tie-in editions on 7th October) will also be able to use the App to go "BeyondTheStory", with Trade Mobile's searchable page technology providing extra detail relating to characters, locations and plots.

And a word from the author himself:

I've also been filming for the all-singing, all-dancing Thorne app, which will be available free to download in early October. This will have films, playlists, photos, character profiles, interviews with the actors and clips from the TV show. All very exciting and modern and 'down with the kids'.

Hope you like it.

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