Dallas News had a story about an author who’s working to promote his book in a new way. A techno-thriller author who burst on the scene with a Times best-selling book that landed him an $850,000 paperback deal, then went on to write three more, then disappeared from the literary world has returned. Payne Harrison, whose first book came out in 1989 and was called Storming Intrepid, is back with a new book called Eurostorm.
It’s already out in the stores. What has he done to extend his reach? He’s hooked up with a mobile app company that has created a game based on his book.
Kadamedia Inc., a fledgling mobile app game company outside Washington, D.C., thought Harrison's latest plot – replete with commandos and helicopter assaults on the bullet train – had the makings for an action-adventure game that could be used to market the e-book, which is also downloadable.The President of Kadamedia said:
Buy the game for 99 cents, and you'll get a link to buy the book. Then you'll be able to toggle back and forth on the same mobile platform.
Games are being used to promote upcoming movies, so there should be a synergy here with books, too.What about you? Could a game be created to go with your book?