James Patterson's 'Worst Case' Made Available as Interactive E-book
[PRESS RELEASE} NEW YORK, NY; Friday, April 2, 2010-Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, announced that #1 bestselling author James Patterson's thriller WORST CASE will be released as an e-book with enriched content on April 3, 2010. The first such release by this author launches fans of "America's #1 storyteller" (Forbes) into a newly enhanced reading experience.
WORST CASE is the third book in Patterson's Michael Bennett series, the bestselling New York detective series. Students from New York's most elite schools are disappearing, and Bennett must unravel the killer's motives before another innocent life is taken. The kidnapper's plan leads up to the most devastating demonstration yet-one that could bring cataclysmic ruin to every inch of the city. From the shocking first page to the very last exhilarating scene, WORST CASE is a "top-notch mystery with a first-class cast" (Romantic Times).
Little, Brown developed the enriched version with the Hachette Digital team to deliver an exciting new reading experience. It will feature a profile of Michael Bennett; a list of books in the Michael Bennett series with descriptions of all the cases; addresses of the locations of the main scenes in the book; the first chapter of the audio book; and an exclusive interview with author James Patterson.
Hachette Book Group CEO David Young said, "Taking an 'un-putdownable' Patterson book and enhancing it with new features and content that we couldn't do in print begets a new and exciting literary experience. This release says a lot about popular fiction and the opportunities to come."
With three websites, including an interactive community feature with over 200,000 registered fans, Patterson is no stranger to enriched content. The expanded e-book format allows a much greater platform to offer added entertainment value and an opportunity to engage with the author-who boasts 54 bestselling titles-and his unrivaled creative process.
"I'm excited to be able to reveal a bit more about Michael Bennett, who is one of my favorite characters, and the backdrop of the book, New York, one of my favorite cities," says Patterson.
About Hachette Book Group:
Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, and Hachette Digital.
About James Patterson:
James Patterson is the first author ever to debut at #1 on five different New York Times bestseller lists. He also holds the world record for most New York Times bestselling titles: 54 (and counting). He has a distinct passion for getting people of all ages-especially kids-excited about reading and has launched a truly special website to further that cause: ReadKiddoRead.com.