Comic Book Version of 'The Book of Five Rings' by Miyamoto Musashi Now Available for iPad Download

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One of the biggest best seller business books, 'The Book of Five Rings' by Miyamoto Musashi is now available from SmarterComics in a comic book style format, available for iPad download.

The Book of Five Rings

A comic book version of a popular print book is a natural evolution that expands an author’s reach to a larger audience.

In 'The Book of Five Rings', 17th century samurai Miyamoto Musashi shares the skills and knowledge that took him 60 matches and many years of fighting battles to acquire.

Although Musashi's intentions were to write a how-to guide to benefit future generations of samurai's, this 450 year-old text has become one of the best seller business books of all time. By following the principles found in the 'Book of Five Rings', later generations soon discovered that this book could be taken metaphorically and used as a guide to triumphing over opponents and adversaries in more modern circumstances.

SmarterComics has taken everything from the step-by-step battle tactics to the deeper levels of personal philosophy, and applied the essential information in a very unique way. They have created a comic book based upon the fundamentals found in 'The Book of Five Rings', and they have presented it in a shorter, easy-to-read and completely illustrated digital book.

"A comic book version of a popular print book is a natural evolution that expands an author’s reach to a larger audience. The comic book is not an illustrated edition of the underlying book. It is a wholly-new, shorter, and visually interesting telling of a story that will draw in readers who may not have the time or interest in lengthy, text-heavy works," said Jenny Kunz, CTO of SmarterComics (

This modern method of recreating business books helps to reach new generations of readers. 'The Book of Five Rings' from SmarterComics consists of 80 pages of streamlined summaries from the original book. The comic-style book takes most readers less than an hour to read, while still implementing the book's original principles, such as:

  •     How to generate highly organized, yet adaptable plans of action
  •     How to identify, and even create, weak spots in your opponent
  •     When and where to set your plan into action
  •     Why self-reflection is important and how spiritualization can keep you grounded and focused

From samurai's to businessmen, politicians and beyond, this book has lessons that can be honed and harnessed by anyone looking to gain self-empowerment.

iPad users can now download 'The Book of Five Rings' from SmarterComics for $6.99. As a bonus, everyone that downloads 'The Book of Five Rings' will also receive a free iPad download of Sun Tzu's 'The Art of War' from SmarterComics.

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About SmarterComics:
SmarterComics is a technology driven publishing company based in the Silicon Valley that turns bestselling books into comic books - comics that make you smarter! The company's award winning illustrators bring talent from prestigious comic companies including Marvel and DC Comics, lending a rich graphical style to the SmarterComics library. Many of their scriptwriters and editors have won awards that are equivalent to the Oscars in the comic genre: the Eisenhower and the Harvey Awards.


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