Digital Eye Witness

 

Here’s a cool press release from Robert Luedke’s Head Press Publishing. I met the creator at Comic-Con last year as he had his Eye Witness books on display. They’ve been getting lots of attention, such as this recent article/interview at the Houston Chronicle. Now, he’s taking his wares to the digital domain.
Beginning on Sunday May 10th, Head Press Publishing went live with their first “digital only” offering…a fully remastered and revised edition of the first book in the award-winning Eye Witness series, A Fictional Tale of Absolute Truth.
 
Eye Witness“This is our first attempt at creating something specifically for digital distribution,” stated series creator, Robert Luedke.  “The original book in the series was very experimental, production wise, and I was dying to go back and remaster the colors and revise certain parts of the narrative while cleaning up the editorial missteps.” 
 
Initially, the revised edition of Eye Witness Book One will exclusively be available through the Head Press Publishing website, but HPP is currently in negotiations to make it available through other select comic and Christian venues in the future.
 
“I think this is a very important step in making Eye Witness available to more people, both inside and outside of North America,” according to Luedke.  Eye Witness has had some wonderful reviews by people in other parts of the world, but according the emails we’d received that created frustration for many potential fans because the books just weren’t available to them.  Now virtually anyone with a computer and PDF viewer, can purchase and read the first book at a very reasonable price.
 
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Luedke created the Eye Witness series, as a way to share the spiritual, historical and dramatic nature of the Bible, in a way that is both attractive and entertaining…especially to teen and young adult readers, who may not attend church or read the Bible, but love reading comics, manga and graphic novels.  His unique combination of a Biblical adaptation with a modern day action-thriller has proven successful not only in comic outlets, but also with mainstream and Christian booksellers.
 

To date this unique series has won several books awards, including:  The 2008 Best Book Awards, (sponsored by USAbooknews.com);  the 2007Hollywood Book Festival (in the category of comics/graphic novels); and a silver medal at the 2007 Independent Publisher Awards (in the category of Dramatic Graphic Novels).  In addition the series has been a two time finalist in FOREWORD MAGAZINE’S Book of the Year Awards, in 2007 & 2009. 

 
 The fourth and final book in the Eye Witness tetralogy, (Eye Witness:Unknown God), is currently in production and tentatively scheduled for a summer 2010 release. 

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