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Indie publishing and storytelling just got a whole lot better. Jessica Park, self-published author of the best-selling Flat-Out Love, is about to bring her story to life as an interactive book designed for the iPad and iPhone.
Flat-Out Love is a warm and witty novel of family love and dysfunction, deep heartache and raw vulnerability, with a bit of mystery and one whopping, knock-you-to-your-knees romance. This is a true all-ages novel – very suitable for older teens, and equally engaging for adults. With over 65,000 e-books sold in just six months, great reviews, and many, many readers returning for a second and third time, this is a story we believe readers would love to see rendered in a beautiful, media-rich app for their iPad, iPhone, and iPod.
'Flat-Out Love: Enhanced Edition' augments the reading experience with:
- Author commentary
- Photo illustration
- Short video scenes and music
- Bonus chapters
- Musical accompaniment by indie rock band In Like Lions
- Interactive sequences
- And more! We can’t give away all of our secrets :)
Additionally, the much-loved Facebook status updates, messages, and chats between the characters will be brought to life, allowing the reader to experience the suspense of the conversations as if they were happening in real time. We are trying to create a truly new reading experience that can pull the reader further into the story and captivate them with high impact pictures and interaction.
“Progressive authors want the technology to tell their stories with pictures, sounds, and video as readily as they can with writing. Avid readers want to take part, remix, and play with the story, and we want to deliver that in aesthetic form.”
- Eugene Savchenko | Creative Director and CEO, DigiGlyph Inc.
DigiGlyph is a technology startup that makes interactive apps in collaboration with authors, artists, and designers.
A prototype of our reading experience can be seen in the video on this page. We see an animated IM chat between the two main characters (Julie and Finn, who is shown in the background as he texts Julie) and how it fits with the normal flow of the story. Different parts of the text have musical accompaniments that begin playing automatically as the reader enters different sections. If that makes you at all worried: we’re keen on giving users the option to reduce the extra art, and unexpected distractions down to a beautiful “no-frills” reading experience for those who just want to enjoy the text without the confines of traditional pages. Please share with us your thoughts and ideas, and we will be glad to consider making them a reality.
Over the course of the next three months, we will be iterating on these concepts. We'd love it for you to be involved: get in touch with us!
‘Flat-Out Love: Enhanced Edtion’ is an example of what can be achieved when the right creative people get together.
What we hope to achieve with Kickstarter
All pledges will go towards covering the cost of development of the artwork. Any surplus funds will only fuel the team to put more great art into the app!
‘Flat-Out Love: Enhanced Edition’ is an indie project funded entirely by volunteers and the community – help make this a reality by pledging your support.
Whether you're a fan, a tech-enthusiast, or someone eager to explore the new possibilities of digital storytelling, we'd love to hear from you!
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