This is from author Neil Ayres, who knows I’m interested in the whole future of publishing/technology interface:
Neil’s built an iPhone app for his new novel, The New Goodbye. He says:
“As well as my book, there’s a version of Miguel Cervantes’ The Dialogue of the Dogs, which, if you’re not familiar with it, is a nice little tale of two dogs who for whatever reason are given the power of speech one night, with one proceeding to tell the other his life story. This story has been given a new lease of life by Johanna Basford, an illustrator (she’s doing all the literature for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe), who has created a two metre long pen and ink version of the story, which we’ve squished into little iPhone-screen chunks that can be scrolled through. Russell’s built this to load in a similar way to Google Maps, so you can also scroll through the entire thing.
To round everything off (there’re also a couple of my short stories, a music track that takes its lead from the novel and some photography from the competition we ran for a cover model), the main cover’s by fashion photographer Nicole Heiniger.”