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2/24/2011 - David C Cook and NOVO Ink Launch New York Times Bestseller Crazy Love Enhanced eBook
Colorado Springs, CO—Recognizing the unique edge that new technology offers while also committing to serve the church with life-changing materials, David C Cook and NOVO Ink have partnered together and announce the upcoming release of Crazy Love by Francis Chan as an enhanced eBook.
The New York Times bestseller will be available February 24 with high definition color display, along with audio and video embedded directly into the pages, animation, clipping capabilities, social media connectivity, multiple navigational choices, thumbnail views, special zoom, search, and page turning technologies. This unique interactive version of the Crazy Love enhanced edition is available for the multiple platforms using the Zinio reader. NOVO Ink has an exclusive agreement with Zinio, the largest global newsstand of digital magazines in the world. A free download of the Zinio reader is available for multiple platforms.
Crazy Love contains interactive tools within the enhanced eBook that include 53 links to additional resources including web videos, devotionals, crazylovebook.com, and additional reference pages. There are nine intriguing audio clips, and ten video clips, each averaging between 1-2 minutes in length. It is available exclusively at NOVOInk.com for the promotional price of $10.99.
“This e-version of Crazy Love will be completely different from other enhanced eBooks today,” states Ryan Dunham, senior vice president of sales and marketing for David C Cook. “This edition is really an interactive eBook that shows intentionality with captivating videos, audios, and links which are placed throughout the content of the eBook, not merely at the beginning and end like most eBooks today. Previous Chan readers will experience Crazy Love in a totally new and more interactive way. Allowing deeper insight than the printed copy, the reader feels as if they are getting an opportunity to personally engage with Francis himself” continues Dunham.
With the enhanced technology, readers have the ability to enjoy features that have been unavailable in a digital format until now. “NOVO Ink is thrilled to be working with Cook on this powerful resource,” says President and CEO Devlin Donaldson. “We are committed to providing excellent content from Christian authors and Crazy Love is at the top of the charts.”
First released in 2008 by David C Cook, Crazy Love hit the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Crazy Love hit #4 on the Paperback Advice list, selling more than one million copies. It dominated the attention of individuals from all backgrounds, book clubs, churches, and youth groups for many months. Chan is the former pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, CA. Counter-cultural in his approach, Chan calls the church to a radical transformation by loving with abandon and daring to risk it all for a God who relentlessly pursues his people. In early 2010, Chan, living out his own message with bold authenticity, resigned from Cornerstone to pursue, along with his family, a new calling God had laid on his heart.
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