DECEMBER 15, 2010
FIRST ENHANCED EBOOK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CBC
McArthur & Company and CBC BOOKS are delighted to announce today the release of the first of what we hope will be many enhanced ebooks in partnership with publishers in Canada, Kate Pullinger’s GG award-winning THE MISTRESS OF NOTHING.
THE MISTRESS OF NOTHING won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction in 2009. CBC signed the book in early 2010 to feature as a reading.
This enhanced ebook has many exclusive features:
• abridged audio in 25 parts, read by actress Barbara Barnes
• a slide show featuring photographs, prints and paintings from the era (1860s Egypt), as well as the house where Lady Duff Gordon and her maid Sally Naldrett stayed
• further reading suggestions
• a book club reading guide
• six exclusive videos of the author Kate Pullinger discussing the writing and researching of the book and reading the final chapter aloud.
CBC Books offers a uniquely Canadian perspective on the literary world, with profiles of Canadian books and authors. The online portal also features podcasts of CBC Radio One’s literary programs The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers and Writers & Company with Eleanor Wachtel, as well as the serialized book readings of contemporary Canadian fiction. http://www.cbc.ca/books
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.
McArthur & Company, founded in 1998, is a Canadian owned and operated book publishing company based in Toronto. McArthur & Co publishes the finest in Canadian and international fiction and non-fiction for adults and children across Canada and around the world. Our award-winning Canadian authors include Kate Pullinger, Nancy Huston, Barry Callaghan, Marc Tetro and John Brady. Our Canadian authors in translation include Nadine Bismuth, Jean Barbe, and Rafaële Germain. Our drama list includes Kent Stetson, and our poetry list features Patrick Watson, Al Purdy, Dennis Lee and Margaret Atwood. Our bestselling international authors include Bryce Courtenay, Marc Levy, Denise Mina, Mark Billingham and Colleen McCullough. http://www.mcarthur-co.com
The print and ebook versions of THE MISTRESS OF NOTHING are already available from McArthur & Company wherever fine books and ebooks are sold; this enhanced and abridged ebook in partnership with CBC will be available wherever enhanced ebooks are sold.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Kim McArthur, President & Publisher, McArthur & Company
Devon Pool, Publicity and Marketing Director, McArthur & Company
Jess Bennett, Veritas Communications, for CBC