- Deals Closed with Publishers Dundurn, Skyhorse, Ellora's Cave and Light Messages
- Hugh Howey, Best-Selling Science Fiction Author, Brings Popular Works To Booktrack's Powerful Platform, Passionate Fan Community
- Exclusive Holiday Offer: 3 Free Premium Booktracks For All New Customers
- Booktrack Teams Up With Grado Headphones For Holiday Promotion
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Booktrack (www.booktrack.com), the first company to enrich the eBook experience by adding movie-style soundtracks and ambient sound while you read, is wrapping up 2015 having secured content partnerships with Dundurn, Skyhorse, Ellora's Cave and Light Messages, on top of offering special holiday promotions. The partnerships and the addition of New York Times Best Selling author Hugh Howey strengthen Booktrack's growing portfolio of independent publishers and fan favorite authors. Just in time for the holidays, Hugh Howey will bring his Silo series to the Booktrack Bookstore with two popular titles, Half Way Home and The Hurricane, available today.
Hugh Howey's Wool, Dust, Shift and Sand will join Hurricane, Mouth Breathers and Half Way Home in Booktrack's expanding library of content. Booktrack is thrilled to bring new life to the series that captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe and helped Howey pave the way for independent authors everywhere. Howey's work represents one of Booktrack's key core values of supporting talented independent authors. An early supporter of Booktrack, Howey believes the platform is a powerful way to reach and engage a new generation of readers.
"I haven't been this jazzed about a new way to read (and write) in forever," said Hugh Howey.
Libris Award-winning Canadian publisher Dundurn also joins the Booktrack family with the addition Elinor Florence's sweeping historical romance Bird's Eye View, Brenda Chapman's wintery murder mystery Cold Mourning and Philippa Dowding's magical middle grade novel The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden. Dundurn will also help Booktrack readers amp up their fear factor with two great spooky reads: Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries by Mark Leslie and Meeting Place of the Dead: A True Haunting by Richard Palmisano.
Skyhorse brings a unique, genre-spanning portfolio to the Booktrack platform with incredible authors and titles, such as mystery writer Patrick F. McMannus' Circles in the Snow: A Bo Tully Mystery, young adult impresario Karina Summer-Smith's Radiant and Minecraft wizard Mark Cheverton's Invasion of the Overworld.
Ellora's Cave continues to blaze new trails as they bring their unique romance and erotica titles to the Booktrack platform. Some of the company's initial titles in the Booktrack store include A.L Wiley's Guardian, Lora Leigh's Tempting the Beast, Desiree Holt's Jungle Inferno, Audra Carusso's Bring the Heat and Joanna Wylde's Reaper's Property.
Light Messages joins the Booktrack platform with a selection of top-selling books, including the political thriller Crossing Savage by Dave Edlund, Silverwood by Betsy Streeter, The Obsidian Dagger by Brad LaMar and How to Climb the Eiffel Tower by Elizabeth Hein.
"With every publishing partnership, Booktrack is able to offer this unique experience to a wider audience of readers," said Paul Cameron, CEO and Co-founder, Booktrack. "We now offer books in many genres, including young adult, mystery, thriller, suspense, horror, nonfiction, science fiction and more. We are very excited to have these new publishing partners on board as they provide content that is a great fit for Booktrack, with a strong emphasis on first-time authors, and introducing them to a new medium with an engaged community of over 2.5 million readers who love the platform."
GREAT HOLIDAY OFFER - FREE BOOKTRACKS!
Give the Gift of Booktrack! Booktrack wants people to experience its innovative reading experience and share it with their friends. Starting today and leading into the holidays, Booktrack will give away a gift pack of three Premium titles each week leading up to the Holidays. To enter, simply sign-up and refer-a-friend to the Booktrack platform and everyone will receive free Premium titles. All of the premium content will be from Booktrack's new authors, including sci-fi master Hugh Howey, romance sensation Jasinda Wilder and more. Enter at: www.booktrackbeat.com/holiday
BOOKTRACK PARTNERS WITH GRADO FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Booktrack is partnering with Brooklyn, NY-based headphone makers Grado this holiday season for some amazing promotions. From now until December 23, Booktrack users can enter to win one of two sets of Grado SR225e Headphones. Handmade in Brooklyn, NY, Grado high-fidelity headphones feature stunning sound quality that will immerse readers even further into the Booktrack experience. Sign-up for the newsletter and you will be entered to win a pair valued at $200 USD. Already signed up? Refer a friend to the newsletter and you'll automatically be entered! Enter at: www.booktrackbeat.com/holiday
FREE HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY LIST
Each week leading up to the holidays, Booktrack will feature a different theme, there is something for everyone.
SCIENCE FICTION: WEEK 1: Nov 19 - 25
- Half Way Home – Hugh Howey
- Reanimator – HP Lovecraft
- The Tell Tale Heart – Edgar Allen Poe
YA: Week 2: Nov 26 – Dec 2
- Threats of Sea and Sky – Jennifer Ellision
- Freaks of Greenfield High – Maree Anderson
- Tomorrow Land – Mari Mancusi
**Bonus for Middle Grade, share Booktrack with your family! The Shark Whisperer – Ellen Prager
ROMANCE/EROTICA: Week 3: Dec 3 – 9
- Beyond Shame – Kit Rocha
- Dare to Love – Carly Philips
- Falling Into You – Jasinda Wilder
SCIFI/FANTASY: WEEK 4: Dec 10 – Dec 16
- Invasion – Johnny B Truant and Sean Platt
- Derailed Conscience - Eliza Green
- Dark Prince – Emma Leech
MYSTERY: Week 5: Dec 17 - 23
- The Night Thief – Barbara Fradkin
- Devil's Grin - Annelie Wendeberg
- Spider Thief – Laurence McNaughton
Booktrack (www.booktrack.com) is an industry leading global technology company that synchronizes movie-style soundtracks and ambient sounds to eBooks. Music, ambient audio, and sound effects are automatically paced to an individual's reading speed and synchronized to complement and enhance the story while a person reads increasing comprehension and enjoyment. Over 2.5 million readers get instant access to thousands of stories, while authors and publishers can easily create their own Booktrack titles by matching their stories to an extensive library of over 20,000 free-to-use music and ambient audio tracks.
Backed by investors including Peter Thiel and Weta Digital, with offices in San Francisco, CA, Auckland, NZ, Hong Kong and Toronto, Canada, Booktrack is a disruptive force in the publishing and audio world, equivalent to how the introduction of sound transformed the experience of film forever.
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