HYPERION BOOKS AND THAMES & HUDSON ANNOUNCE THE PUBLICATION OF THE ROLLING STONES 50 ENHANCED eBook, developed in conjunction with apple
Following this year’s incredible worldwide success of The Rolling Stones 50, the only official 50th anniversary book of the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world, Hyperion and Thames & Hudson publishers are delighted to announce the release of the enhanced eBook, one which is set to shape the things to come in the world of digital publishing.
Created and designed specifically for the iBookstore, and which band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood themselves curated, The Rolling Stones 50 enhanced eBook (on sale October 23; $19.99 in iBookstore) traces the band’s astounding career, decade by decade and in their own words.
Offering the highest levels of interactivity—and a number of surprises—to the eBook experience, simply tap to take a closer look at any of the 1,200+ images (photographs and memorabilia), scroll through archival negative strips of the band in concert and flick over the hundreds of options to curate and customize your own picture sequences. For speedy navigation, a simple pinch enables a chain of scrolling thumbnails of the entire enhanced eBook.
Additional features and content—unique to the iBookstore edition—include:
— Substantial and rare audio-visual material of the band on and off stage through the decades
— Pop-up playlists of their major performances
— An interactive world tour map, showing the key events, recording, and concert locations around the globe
— A standalone scroll-through gallery of posters, flyers, and other rare items of Stones’ memorabilia, including 50 additional items, unique to the eBook format
— A vault of 100 additional rare and unseen photographs of the band from the UK’s Daily Mirror’s own archive
— Sneak-preview scrolling chapter openers
Thames & Hudson’s Head of Illustrated Reference, Tristan de Lancey, says: “This has been a really exciting project. The sophisticated architecture of this eBook—thanks to Apple’s involvement—has taken the medium to another level. Now, you can see the Stones with even greater depth and perspective, and the additional features and content are a fabulous enhancement. I’m absolutely delighted with the finished product!”
The Rolling Stones 50 book and enhanced eBook are available just weeks before the release of the band’s new greatest hits album, GRRR! (on sale November 12) and the November 15 HBO premiere of Brett Morgan’s new film about the band, Crossfire Hurricane.
The Rolling Stones 50 enhanced eBook is now available from iBookstore on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, or at www.iTunes.com/iBookstore.
THE ROLLING STONES 50 enhanced eBook
By Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood
On sale October 23, 2012
$19.99 (in Apple iBookstore)
ISBN: 9781401305505 (Apple)