T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land Tops iPad App Chart on Launch

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Groundbreaking digital edition of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land leads iPad App Chart and gets named iPad App of the Week.

The Waste Land for iPad is named Apple's official iPad App of the Week in the US.

The Waste Land for iPad climbed to the number 1 position in the UK iTunes App Store book category within hours of release on Tuesday 7 June.

In the US, The Waste Land today became Apple’s official iPad App of the Week.

The pioneering new digital edition of T. S. Eliot’s great poem features a powerful filmed performance of the complete work by acclaimed actress Fiona Shaw (Aunt Petunia in Harry Potter) , as well as readings by Sir Alec Guinness, Ted Hughes, Viggo Mortensen and Eliot himself. The title is co-published by Faber and Touch Press.

Henry Volans, Head of Faber Digital, noted: "It is inspiring to see a poem compete among the top-selling apps and being selected App of the Week is an important and thrilling first for poetry."

The Waste Land for iPad is available for $13.99 (£7.99) from the App Store on iPad or at
http://www.itunes.com/appstore/.

For more information please visit http://www.faber.co.uk and http://www.touchpress.com.

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