Los Angeles, California – Today Bound Publishing, Inc. is announcing the soft launch of version 1.0 of its app in the U.S. and Canada debuting exclusive content based on the new novel “The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.” by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland, named one of the “20 Books to Read this Summer” by Entertainment Weekly. Bound is a new app that combines serialized prose, art and audio with community features from the best storytellers in “geek genres” like sci-fi, fantasy and thrillers.
Bound and Harper Collins have made “The D.O.D.O. Files,” an original, ongoing episodic series set in the world of “The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.,” available for free in the Bound app. “The D.O.D.O. Files” chronicles the story of a disgruntled Diachronic Counter-Intelligence (DCOIN) agent looking to make a quick buck by exposing the secret world of Diachronic Operatives (DOers) and their mission to travel back in time to restore magic in the world, one classified document at a time. The first two episodes are available now, and new content and updates will be released on a weekly basis going forward.
Bound gives genre fans an immersive new way to experience and interact with stories from professional creators and beloved franchises. In Bound, fans can explore companion material to discover more about the story, the characters and the world in which featured series are set. Fans can also interact with other readers and creators alike without leaving the app.
“We created Bound because as mobile games industry veterans, we saw that there remains a huge opportunity for fiction writers to provide a reading experience that suits the lifestyle and preferences of the mobile generation,” said Matthew Hannus, co-founder and CEO of Bound. “Bound provides an interactive experience for fans that grows over time, and offers creators a way to strengthen their relationships to their readers.”
Throughout his impressive, 30 -year writing career (Seveneves, Reamde, Anathem, Cryptonomicon, Snow Crash, and more!), Neal Stephenson has proven to not only possess one of the boldest imaginations in contemporary fiction, but also the unique ability to illuminate the vital intersection of science, technology and sociology. Written with that same genius, complexity, and innovation that characterize all of Stephenson’s work and steeped with the down-to-earth warmth, humor and historical detail of Nicole Galland’s storytelling style, “The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.” is an exciting and vividly realized work of science fiction will make you believe in the impossible, and take you to places and times beyond imagining.
Bound has also announced agreements with acclaimed creators including the Industrial Toys spin-off Gunslinger Studios, best-selling thriller author Eliot Peper, former Pixar and Telltale Games creative Stephan Bugaj and award-winning game writer Matt Entin. Bound will be announcing new relationships in the coming months.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.2 or later
* 131 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Bound 1.0 is Free and currently available in the U.S. and Canada through the App Store in the Books category. For more information, please contact Sara Campbell.
Founded in 2015 by game industry veterans Matthew Hannus and Jennifer Hannus, Bound Publishing, Inc. is an angel-backed startup based in Laguna Beach, Calif. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015-2017 Bound Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.
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