Press Release: Hugh Howey and Booktrack Announce Winners of Global Literacy Competition
"Partnering with Hugh Howey on this competition has been such a great way to showcase how Booktrack can amplify and enhance the reading experience," said Booktrack CEO Paul Cameron. "Hugh is an amazing author and publishing pioneer, and his fans have shown how Booktrack can engage with an author's fan base in a new and exciting way with their fan-fiction and soundtrack submissions in this competition."
Booktrack partnered with Wattpad, the world's largest community of readers and writers, and Writer's Digest, the oldest and most respected media company dedicated to the advancement of writers, on the writing category of the competition, which allowed fans to write and soundtrack original fan-fiction stories based on Howey's Half Way Home. Booktrack also partnered with Indaba Music, the leading online community of musicians and marketplace for music opportunities, on the soundtrack category, which provided fans the chance to create a soundtrack for a chapter of Half Way Home. Half Way Home is a speculative fiction novel set in a futuristic world, where humans are sent to colonize other planets.
As a treat for fans, the first part to Howey's most recent novel Sand is now available to read for free with a soundtrack produced by Park Road Post Productions (Lord of the Rings post production studio) on www.booktrack.com and the Booktrack mobile reader available on iPads, iPhones and Android devices.
About Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey is an American author, known for his work independently published through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing system. His series Wool, published digitally on Amazon, became a sudden success in the fall of 2011. Originally a novelette, demand grew, leading Howey to create the Omnibus series, which reached the #1 Bestseller in Science Fiction on Amazon, and was optioned by Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian for a potential feature film. Howey's work has been mentioned in Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Deadline Hollywood, and a number of other notable publications.