Spanish Startup Trails the Way with Immersive Reading
iCLASSICS introduces Literature 3.0 to the world in multiple languages
Following the success of the IPoe, iDickens and iWilde collections, the Spanish startup announces two new collections: iLondon and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
Published on LatinoLA: September 12, 2016
The startup iClassic productions, S.L., based in Barcelona, offers a new concept of "immersive reading". This is an interactive experience that brings the joy of reading closer to new generations through their tablets and mobile devices. According to Efrén García, director of iClassics, 'our contribution is providing the most loved
classic novels with a new format, in addition to creating an interactive environment adapted to the habits of the young. iClassics applications have endless creative possibilities, much more than that which is offered by conventional ebooks'.
iClassics Collection adapts the best worldwide classic literature into the AppBooks format, alongside magnificent illustrations, sound effects, animations, interactivity and spectacular soundtracks. A collection of 10 Edgar Allan Poe's short stories served as the starting point for iClassics, creating the interactive and classic iPoe Collection library, which has more than 900,000 downloads from the AppStore, and thousands of positive comments by readers. Backed by this success, iClassics has continued bringing the best classic literature to all audiences with iDickens, iLovecraft, iWilde and iDoyle .
There are more than 10 new Apps in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese for iTunes' platforms ( AppStore ), Google Play and Amazon (AppStore).
On September 22, in the context of Jack London's centenary, iClassics will launch the iLondon collection. Another collection, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'", will be released on October 13.
Due to its innovation, quality artwork and worldwide availability, iClassics received the Publishing Innovation Award (PIA) by Best Digital Publishing. Nowadays, iClassics counts with more than 4 million sessions and over 250,000 followers on social networks. It has also been named 'Best App of the Week and 'Best Selection Editorial' by Apple Inc. on the iTunes App Store ; and it is the #1 Sales Ranking on AppStore and Google Play in several countries.
To experience immersive reading and to find out more about this project, please visit www.iclassicscollection.com
About the format:
iClassics Collection represents a new reading format that is looking for the reader's involvement, who must interact with various elements to continue reading. Illustrations, videos, sounds, animation, music, and other effects all make the reading an enriching experience. As David G. Fores, creative director, says: 'Our contribution is basically providing a new format for both classical and common literature, creating an interactive environment adapted to the habits of young people', and he highlights: "It is ver y common that people think we do ebooks, but we do not, we create enriched books.
The iClassics are applications with endless creative possibilities, far more than the now conventional ebooks".
Its use in the classroom:
iClassics promotes the productive use of electronic devices beyond the usual games, an element of disruption with a significant contribution to teaching with many opportunities to work in the classroom. For example, in some schools in the US, where Edgar Allan Poe is required reading, iClassics is used as a tool to study the classic mystery tales of the writer.
iClassics is a collection of literary classics for smartphones and tablets, which include the iPoe Collection with 3 volumes, iDickens Collection, iLovecraft Collection, iWilde Collection and the latest release, iDoyle, which includes "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" and his classic "A Scandal in Bohemia" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
About iClassics Productions, S.L.:
iCLASSICS S.L. PRODUCTIONS was founded in 2015 by the management team of Play Creatividad. iClassics Productions, S.L. is made up of a creative team that carefully adapts incredible app books from the great classics of literature.
iClassics Collection makes reading classic literature an enjoyable experience for the new generations, making it entertaining and educational by exploiting the advantages of technological advances. They have reinvented the concept of 'reading', making it a unique and immersive experience that engages the user
by allowing them to interact with the stories. iClassics does not only create apps, it has become the global model of interactive literature.
All apps: http://iclassicscollection.com/es/todaslasapps/
Web for the press: http://iclassicscollection.com/es/prensa/