Press Release: Summer Thriller ‘Good as Gone’ Debuts in Texture
NEW YORK — July 1, 2016 — Texture, the premier app for the very best magazine content, and the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing Group are partnering to give Texture members a special, advanced copy of the hotly anticipated summer thriller Good as Gone be-fore its national release on July 26.
“Texture members will be among the very first to read this page-turning summer mystery,” says Maggie Murphy, Editorial Director, Texture. “That’s along with the latest issues of People, Vogue, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and 150 other great magazines. It just proves you really can’t leave home—or go on vacation—without the Texture app.”
“As both an avid book and magazine reader, I can think of no better partner than Texture to reach a curious, educated, and engaged audience looking to discover great stories on demand,” says Ellen Archer, President, HMH Trade Publishing.
In Good as Gone, debut novelist Amy Gentry weaves a propulsive mother-daughter story about a kidnapped young woman who suddenly reappears at her family’s doorstep eight years after her late night abduction. “Fans of Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train will enjoy the shifting points of view and the complex female characters, and those who liked Samantha Hunt’s Mr. Splitfoot will appreciate the seedy characters and haunting theme of childhood vulnerability,” says Booklist. “Gentry’s depiction of a family working through immense suffering will connect with many readers.”
This unique partnership around Good as Gone is the latest content innovation from Texture. In March 2016, the app teamed with the long-form magazine The Atavist to publish the seven-part series “The Mastermind.” Ahead of Mother’s Day, Texture showcased an excerpt from Betsy Lerner’s New York Times best-seller The Bridge Ladies. “Thanks to HMH, for a limited time, we’re giving Texture members a preview of an entire novel. What a great way to kick off the summer reading season,” adds Murphy.
“I am confident that the Texture community will help us spread the word about Good as Gone,” says Archer. “This must-read debut is the perfect addition to beach bags.”
About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing
For nearly two centuries, HMH Trade Publishing has published some of the world’s most renowned novels, nonfiction, children’s books, and reference works. As part of a leading global learning company, it is uniquely positioned to create educational and entertaining content for multiple channels and in various formats, from hardcovers and paperbacks to e-books and mobile apps. Its distinguished author list includes ten Nobel Prize winners, forty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners, fifteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH publishes such distinguished authors as Philip Roth, Temple Grandin, Tim O'Brien, and Umberto Eco, and a celebrated roster of children’s authors and illustrators including Lois Lowry, Chris Van Allsburg, and David Wiesner. HMH is also home to The Best American series®; The American Heritage® and Webster’s New World® dictionaries; Betty Crocker®, Better Homes and Gardens®, How to Cook Everything®, The Gourmet Cookbook, and other leading culinary properties; the Peterson Field Guides®; CliffsNotes™; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children’s books and characters, including Curious George®, The Little Prince, and The Polar Express. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com/popular-reading.
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