Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Apps for Martina Cole & Mark Billingham

I haven't got an i-anything but I've stumbled across mentions of apps for Martina Cole and Mark Billingham recently:

For the first time, MARTINA COLE: THE EXTRAS iPhone app gives you exclusive access to Martina Cole’s world and the inside scoop on her bestselling novels.

This is the definitive guide to Martina and is perfect for all her fans and those of you who are just discovering her fantastic writing. Covering all of her bestselling novels from DANGEROUS LADY to HARD GIRLS, the app allows you to:

Watch Martina talk about her novels
Read the first chapter from each of her bestselling books
Find out more about Martina in an exclusive extended biography
Have instant access to buy the books you haven’t read

Find out more here.

And it was recently announced in The Bookseller that a Mark Billingam/Tom Thorne app would be released on 7 October:

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.

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