Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Trajectory Launches Classics Illustrated for iBooks

A good classic is reassuring. It's comforting. It's familiar. What's not reassuring, comforting or familiar is that a lot of the classics may be forgotten, what with their propensity to remain in print when the digital age is upon us. If only there were a company bringing iconc comics and graphic novels to iBooks. Oh wait! There is! And it's kind of a big deal.

"Trajectory, Inc.'s Classics Illustrated has diversified and strengthened its already solid reputation as a thoughtful, intelligent publisher of canonical, traditional titles" said Dr. Katie Monnin, Professor of Literacy, University of North Florida. "From the perspective of an educator I foresee limitless potential in bringing Classics Illustrated into the classroom. Probably well known to teachers, parents, and librarians the Classics Illustrated titles are sure to be engaging and exciting comic book stories for an entirely new generation of readers. An A+ idea and comic book execution eBook format, I highly recommend these titles make their way into your child or student's hands."

Trajectory is launching a digital version of the iconic Classics Illustrated series on iBooks. The series features over 120 digital graphic novels with color illustrations, introducing quality literature to the new crew. The company is collaborating with Apple to bring the books to iBooks, featuring stories such as The Last of the Mohicans, War of the Worlds, The Pearl Princess, Treasure Island, The Count of Monte Cristo, Robin Hood, Snow White, Jane Eyre, The Three Musketeers and hundreds more.

Novelist Anne Rice states, "I remember reading Jane Eyre in the Classics comics and how much I loved the details and seeing the madwoman in the attic in those little panels and seeing the whole novel play out. What always drew me were very detailed, representational drawings, rather than something abstract. I wanted to see a lot of richness and a lot of depth." Classics Illustrated graphic novels, she said, "Have a freedom that is all their own to create an entire universe in detail fairly inexpensively, compared to a film."

Full press release below.

TRAJECTORY LAUNCHES "CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED" DIGITALLY FOR APPLE IBOOKSTORE

Trajectory, Inc. announced today that the iconic Classics Illustrated comic and graphic novel series are now available in the Apple iBookstore. The series consists of over 120 digital graphic novels presented in a comic book format with robust color illustrations that introduce great literature to readers of all ages. Trajectory is collaborating with Apple, Inc., the world leading provider of smartphones and tablets to deliver the series on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

Comic book lovers worldwide get ready; the Classics Illustrated digital graphic novels published by Trajectory are now available for purchase in the iBookstore. The digital comics series features the world's greatest stories by the worlds greatest authors including: "The Last of the Mohicans," "War of the Worlds," "The Pearl Princess," "Treasure Island," "The Count of Monte Cristo," "Robin Hood," "Snow White", “Jane Eyre”, “The Three Musketeers”, and hundreds more.

“Trajectory, Inc.'s Classics Illustrated has diversified and strengthened its already solid reputation as a thoughtful, intelligent publisher of canonical, traditional titles” said Dr. Katie Monnin, Professor of Literacy, University of North Florida. “From the perspective of an educator I foresee limitless potential in bringing Classics Illustrated into the classroom. Probably well known to teachers, parents, and librarians the Classics Illustrated titles are sure to be engaging and exciting comic book stories for an entirely new generation of readers. An A+ idea and comic book execution eBook format, I highly recommend these titles make their way into your child or student’s hands.”

Novelist Anne Rice states, “I remember reading Jane Eyre in the Classics comics and how much I loved the details and seeing the madwoman in the attic in those little panels and seeing the whole novel play out. What always drew me were very detailed, representational drawings, rather than something abstract. I wanted to see a lot of richness and a lot of depth.” Classics Illustrated graphic novels, she said, “Have a freedom that is all their own to create an entire universe in detail fairly inexpensively, compared to a film.”

“Making the Classics available in digital form brings these brilliant eBook works to where people live now, on their mobiles. The iPad and iPhone are great for interacting with one of the most beloved comics and graphic novel series of all time.” said Jim Bryant, Trajectory CEO.

About Trajectory, Inc.
Trajectory is a Cambridge, MA based technology and marketing oriented publishing company that collaborates with leading authors, artists, and traditional publishers. Trajectory has 130 eBooks and apps in distribution.

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