Leaping ahead in the world of digital books, IDW Publishing is proud to announce its line of digital graphic novels, now available exclusively for the iPad. Digital Graphic Novels launched this week with six graphic novels, including Darwyn Cooke’s award-winning THE HUNTER and THE OUTFIT, and BLOOM COUNTY: THE COMPLETE LIBRARY VOLUME ONE. Each book contains all the material found in the print editions, all spectacularly formatted for full page reading on the iPad.

“This is an exciting way for us to reach yet another new audience,” stated Jeff Webber, Director of ePublishing. “We are continually working to bring out our books in a variety of formats. Our comic storefront apps, such as IDW Comics, are focused on single issues and appeal most to readers who want to collect entire series. These new Digital Graphic Novel apps are complete stories that appeal to fans of the brand who might not be familiar with the comics, much the same way as trades and hardbound collections are discovered at large book retailers.”

Available as individual applications through iTunes, each digital graphic novel has been specifically formatted to optimize reading on the iPad. The iTunes gift features makes these novels perfect gifts for anyone with an iPad, or those lucky enough to be getting one for the holidays. To gift an iPad app, readers can tap the arrow next to the “Buy” button and follow the prompts.

This week, the Digital Graphic Novels line offers the STAR TREK MOVIE ADAPTATION, TRIBES: THE DOG YEARS, and the “direct to digital” original AFTER THE FIRE, in addition to the books listed above. IDW will release new Digital Graphic Novels on a regular basis.

IDW digital comics are available on more mobile devices and platforms than any other major publishers, including Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Sony PSP, Nokia Ovi Store, Amazon Kindle, AT&T, Blackberry and more to be announce in 2011.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics and ComicMix.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

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