Publishers Weekly has already revealed some of the specifics about Medallion Press' revolutionary new TREEbook platform for e-books:
To summarize, a TREEbook is a Timed Reading Experience E-book; each reader's reading habits will trigger the time-sensitive branching technology, leading to multiple storylines. This is not "Choose your own adventure" - it's a passive reading experience.
My novel THE JULIAN YEAR will launch the TREEbook platform, and I'm as excited as hell about it. And now Medallion has posted all kinds of information about the project - including the first details about THE JULIAN YEAR.
First, on their home page, you will see a rotating banner which promotes the TREEbook and THE JULIAN YEAR: a potentially earth shattering new technology in the publishing industry,and a story about a global crisis.
Click on the blog by Brian Buck, the genius programmer of the TREEbook, and you'll find three "branches" to click on:
-"Growing Branches" Newsletter
About TREEbook explains the platform and lays out the game plan for launching the technology: "The timing couldn't be better."
It also provides the first plot description of THE JULIAN YEAR:
"The very first TREEbook™ novel (release date 2013) will be The Julian Year by award-winning horror author Gregory Lamberson (The Jake Helman Files, The Frenzy Wolves Cycle). In The Julian Year, Julian Weizak, an obituary writer in New York, celebrates his birthday alone in a bar on New Year’s Eve. At the stroke of midnight, scores of homicides break out on the East Coast.
Julian discovers twenty thousand murders are committed that night in New York alone, with the epidemic spreading across the country and the world time zone by time zone. At midnight each day thereafter, millions of people become homicidal maniacs, contributing to the biggest killing spree in history. It looks as if the chaos can lead to only one end: the extinction of humankind."
Two important links appear here: www.treebook.com and www.thejulianyear.com. That's right, my novel has its own web page! And you can sign up for the "Growing Branches" newsletter from there.
The TREEbook FAQ answers questions that readers, authors, editors, and publishers might have about this radical new technology. Assume nothing!
Sign up for the "Growing Branches" newsletter: http://thetreebook.com/growing-bran
The countdown to the countdown has begun!