Is SHE Available? by Igor Goldkind, enhanced EPUB3 will be available soon via the iBooks/iTunes store and via Igor Goldkind’s website.
“It takes a village to raise a child . . .” a proverb attributed to various African peoples and to a book by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Oft-mocked, much misunderstood –
It takes a global village to make a book right. – Amy Sterling Casil
Is SHE Available? has been in development for more than a year. The book design is by London’s Rian Hughes, one of the world’s most gifted type and graphic designers. The music was recorded in New York with Gilad Atzmon, one of the world’s most gifted jazz artists. The poems collected have been written by Igor Goldkind over ten years, including right up to the moment of publication. The art, from some of the world’s best graphic novel and fine artists, was created specifically for each poem. Bill Sienkiewicz created the images seen on the cover, inside cover and later pages. The videos were developed in the Bay Area using Madefire’s motion book technology. The e-book design, production, and additional animations were done by Chameleon, in Southern California.
Right now, we are testing the book on different Apple devices. It will only play as-created on iPad, iPhone, and computers running OS9 or higher with the iBooks reader and it also needs the current version of iTunes. It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before, and most involved in the book production have been involved in publishing and media for a number of years. It’s like nothing non-publishing “insiders” (i.e. regular readers) have ever seen before, either. An interactive PDF which provides much of the experience, including audio and video files, will be available via the Is SHE Available? website. The PDF may be used by any device or computer able to use Adobe Reader XI. Other editions are in development; technologically, the Kindle Fire and any Microsoft/Android tablet or phone can do everything required to run the book. Software-wise, these devices do not have current ability to provide the same experience as iBooks/Apple. A hardcover edition of the book will be released in May, and other editions are in development.
For “The Darkness” (read by Igor Goldkind, music Gilad Atzmon, animation Madefire, art Bill Sienkiewicz). (this video is contained within the book – but not as you may have experienced before with traditional e-books or web pages with videos and text).
This is poetry for those who love poetry. This is poetry for those who hate poetry.
This is art for those who love art. This is art for those who hate art.
This is jazz for those who love jazz. This is jazz for those who hate jazz.
This is a book for those who love graphic novels. This is a book for those who hate graphic novels.
This is a book for those who love reading. This is a book for those who hate reading.
This is a book made by all of us, crafted and created with all our skill and all our heart. For all of you.