Publishing Innovation Awards Pick the Best Comic Book App of 2011

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The Wormworld Saga iPad app by Robot Media received the Publishing Innovation Award this week at Digital Book World New York, the industry’s most prestigious digital publishing event.

The Publishing Innovation Awards have selected the best comic book app of 2011 this week: The Wormworld Saga by digital publisher Robot Media.

It is the second consecutive time that Robot Media has won a Publishing Innovation Award, receiving its previous award for the mobile comic Robot 13. Other winners of this edition include Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged from Penguin USA and Decoded by Jay-Z from Random House.

The Wormworld Saga is an episodic graphic novel designed for tablet devices, from the mind of acclaimed illustrator Daniel Lieske. Unlike traditional graphic novels, each chapter is digitally painted on a seemingly infinite canvas, providing an immersive reading experience that draws the reader into a fully realized fantasy world.

The Wormworld Saga uses a different format to tell its story, and the app produced by Robot Media complements the story with a novel business model and presentation. The app itself and the main narrative are available to everyone for free, with a paid Collector’s Edition with extras also available. Readers gain insight into the production process with a digital artbook included within, and the author interacts with his audience through an in-app blog and frequent over-the-air updates. The Wormworld Saga is currently available for iPad and will be soon released for Android.

Robot Media’s innovation started at comics and has now expanded to picture books. During the first day of Digital Book World the company announced their new platform Little Robot for creating interactive picture books and comics for iPad, iPhone and Android. The technology is already being used by major publishers worldwide and is now under a closed beta.

About Robot Media

Robot Media aims to change the way stories are told and received.

Based in Barcelona, Robot Media works with renowned authors and publishers worldwide to bring content to new platforms, such as iPad, iPhone, Android and Kindle. The company has produced hundreds of comic book and children’s book titles which have attracted millions of downloads, including content from Random House and HarperCollins.

Robot Media won Seedcamp -Europe's premier startup accelerator-, in 2010, and now two consecutive Publishing Innovation Awards at Digital Book World New York to add to its accolades.

About Daniel Lieske

German digital painter Daniel Lieske is setting the bar for independent creators.

The Wormworld Saga app is the author’s latest milestone, among reaching one million readers, translations in 15 languages and fan donations over $23.000. The success of the saga has allowed Lieske to quit his job in computer games to fully focus on his own creations.

About Digital Book World

Digital Book World Conference has, in just three years, become the most important event of the digital book industry’s calendar. Its third edition is currently being held in New York from January 23 to January 25. The Publishing Innovation Awards open the conference by celebrating the industry’s most innovative mobile apps and eBooks.



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