09/25/2013 (press release: lucidream) // Seattle, WA // William Burden
Renowned artist/author Cooper Edens has announced the publication, in digital format, of his best-selling children’s book. The new app “Cooper Edens Night Rainbow”, is now available for iPad from the App Store.
First published in 1978, “If You’re Afraid of the Dark, Remember the Night Rainbow” has gone through several reprintings, capturing the hearts and imaginations of youngsters and adults. “This new app isn’t just an e-book version of the print book,” Edens says, “it has allowed me to take the style and message a step further, and to interact with even the youngest readers. In some ways, this is closer to my vision than the original.”
The app takes advantage of animation techniques and music to add new dimensions to Eden’s original version. “I think we’ve been able to add another layer of drama and surprise, but still make it a journey of discovery for the new or old reader.”
The app is now available for download on the App Store, for the iPad. ($5.99). A limited number of certificates for free downloads is available from the publishers for reviewers and critics, print or digital.
Already looking ahead to the digital future, Edens is making himself–his thoughts and observations–available on Twitter (@cooperedens) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CooperEdens). He is considering a blog as well, but that’s for the future. “I’ve also got a web page, and our page on the App Store–it’s a lot to process for an old print guy.”
“At the same time,” Edens, who has a published more than 25 storybooks over the years, reflects, “with this new generation of tech-savvy, non-linear kids, I’m really curious–and hopeful–about how this new version will be received. We’ll ALL learn something.”