aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

You know you’re big time when this happens

Publishers Weekly reports “Putnam Sons has teamed with the Internet production wing of Michael Eisner's new media venture, Vuguru, to release a 50-episode web series that will lead up to the launch of Robin Cook's forthcoming thriller, Foreign Body. … [It] will serve as a prequel to Cook's novel and unfold over the course of 10 weeks in daily two-minute episodes. __The webisodes, which will start airing on May 27 and end a on August 4 (the day before the book's on sale date), were scripted by production company Big Fantastic with, as a rep at Putnam explained, an "expanded treatment" supplied by Cook. The online clips will be viewable at various places online and also be available for mobile download. In a statement, Putnam president Ivan Held said, in addition to expanding Cook's readership, the promotion "marks another step in Putnam's ongoing efforts to deliver our authors' stories to an Internet audience."

[Full disclosure #1: And I was happy that Putnam paid for some postcards for me.] [Full disclosure #2: I remember reading Coma in high school – now that was a fun read at that time and that place. I’ve probably read thousands of books in the 30 years since, but the thrill of it still sticks with me. I have a feeling if I went back to it, though, I might not feel the same.]

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