I'm thrilled to announce the publication of my young adult novel, GIFT, out today! As seen in Publishers WeeklyThe EconomistThe Wall Street Journal, and on VH1's The Fab LifeGIFT is the story of four friends who must work together to untangle a spooky mystery. And, unlike my previous books, it is being released first as a digital book. (A print version will follow in July.) 

The book's video teaser gives a sneak peek at the enhanced ebook editionavailable for iOS devices from iBooks, which features embedded music, videos, art, and text events, all designed to support and enhance the story. It includes four original songs and a music video, all "by" one of the characters from the book; a graphic novel "by" another character, telling the story from her perspective; and another character's secret diary. 

The regular ebook edition, available for e-readers through AmazonB&NGoogle BooksKobo, and Overdrive, also includes the graphic novel and secret diary. 

The audiobook edition, coming soon from Audible.com, includes all four music tracks, plus several short musical interludes, along with the book's narration. 

The graphic novel included in the book is illustrated by Alexis Seabrook, who worked with me on The Daring Book for Girls. And the music is by Fredrik Larsson, a talented musician from Sweden. 

You can see two music videos from the book on YouTube: "Don't Look Back" (music by Fredrik and lyrics by me); and "Is It All Right?" (music and lyrics by me, made awesome by Fredrik). And you can buy the album of "Music from GIFT" at Amazon.

But wait! There's yet another way to experience GIFT: through the magic of Minecraft! In this specially commissioned map -- based on the world of the book and designed by the shadowy Minecraft map mastermind known only as Vechs (of the Super Hostile series of Minecraft maps) -- the player must conquer the environment and battle bad guys to locate and retrieve special blocks in order to win the game. The map is a free download, and to celebrate its release, Minecraft YouTube-er Joe Hills is playing through the map in his latest daily "Let's Play" video series. 

There's even more to come, but that's the news for now!

For more about Andi, visit: www.andibuchanan.com
For more about the book, visit: www.openyourgift.com
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Published on March 26, 2012 21:09 • 561 views • Tags: alexis, andrea, buchanan, daisy, danielle, ebook, fredrik, gift, kevin, larsson, map, minecraft, seabrook, vivi

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