New Enhanced E-Book About George Harrison

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George Harrison: Living in the Material World Multi-Touch Book Now Available for Pre-Order Exclusively on the iBookstore

NEW YORK—April 17, 2012—Today ABRAMS and Harrisongs announced Olivia Harrison’s Multi-Touch book, George Harrison: Living in the Material World, is now available for pre-order exclusively on the iBookstore, with the book releasing May 1. The book is a companion to Martin Scorsese’s documentary film of the same name and draws on George Harrison’s personal archive of photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia to tell the story of his life. Also on May 1, Martin Scorsese’s documentary film George Harrison: Living in the Material World and a collection of ten songs including demos and early takes titled “Early Takes Volume 1” will be available on the iTunes Store.

The fully immersive Multi-Touch edition of George Harrison: Living in the Material World brings the book alive with audio from Harrison himself, as well as from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, and other personal and professional friends. This elegant book also includes image galleries and videos from both the Scorsese film and the Harrison archive, allowing fans an even richer reading experience. Photos, letters, diaries, and memorabilia are woven seamlessly into the fabric of the book, giving readers an unparalleled reading experience on iPad.

George Harrison: Living in the Material World is available only on the iBookstore at iTunes.com/GeorgeHarrison.

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Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high quality art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney, the award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown, and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Earth from Above. ABRAMS publishes books in the areas of art, photography, cooking, interior design, craft, fashion, sports, pop culture, as well as children’s books and general interest. The company’s imprints include Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Appleseed Books; Stewart, Tabori & Chang; and STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books.

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