Anne Rice steps into video books

anne riceEternally on trend (when it comes to vampires and angels anyway), bestselling author Anne Rice has agreed to create a video book with Vook. The writer responsible for Interview With a Vampire and The Vampire Lestat – a couple of my out and out favourites as an early teen – will work on a multimedia edition of her story The Master of Rampling Gate.

It looks as though this is another potentially-evolutionary step on its way, I can’t really imagine who the fiction world will end up looking if it does. As Anne Rice says “I’m not sure that my mind can conceive of all the possibilities of this new form. I’m learning. And it feels good.”

Also including an author interview, it’s expected to be released on March 1 and you’ll be able to buy it on a variety of digital devices. Hmm, is this yet another thing to tempt me towards an iPad? These comics are looking pretty fine, but I just don’t think I’ve got the disposable income at the moment.

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2 responses to “Anne Rice steps into video books

  1. Okay so is she re-writing it or just using exactly the same text? I read about it on the infloox blog and it also talked about her switch from vamps to religious fiction. A bit weird, but that’s her choice… in any case, I’m looking forward to it.

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  2. Hiya Liz! As far as I can tell it will be basically the same text, as there are several reports saying she has sold the rights to Vook – indicating to me that it will be the company that ‘video-enhances’ the text/experience.

    I haven’t read any of her angels books, although I do applaud her seemingly uncanny ability to predict literary trends. I’m looking forward to seeing what this turns out like too – even though I’m going to be resistant to anything that threatens straight stories rather than adds to them.

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