Press Release: Secrets of Eden By Chris Bohjalian Enhanced eBook

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Chris Bohjalian’s Secrets of Eden Issued as Enhanced eBook

with Exclusive Video Content, Essay by the Author, and

Reading Group Guide


(August 11, 2010 – New York, NY) Secrets of Eden, a New York Times bestselling haunting literary thriller by novelist Chris Bohjalian, has been released by the Crown Publishing Group as an enhanced ebook featuring exclusive video and audio content.

The enhanced digital edition of Secrets of Eden includes a nine-minute video author note featuring Bohjalian on the writing of the book, along with a rarely seen peak into his home and studio; an exclusive essay about his creative process; ten reading group guide questions and his answers; and sample chapters from his bestselling backlist.

The announcement was made today by Philip Patrick, Vice President, Publisher, Crown Digital.

Chris Bohjalian said, “I love the way this enhanced eBook will help keep the novel vital and vibrant in the digital world. As an author, I’m always looking for new ways to engage readers, and I’m excited that the release of the enhanced digital edition of Secrets of Eden serves that goal by taking readers behind-the-scenes of the writing process.”

Philip Patrick added, “We are continually looking for new ways to deliver our content and we can think of no better partner than Chris, who has always been at the forefront of technology and reaching out to his community of readers. Our release of this new digital edition of Secrets of Eden will enhance the reading experience for his wide legion of fans while allowing us to grow that fan base.”

A novel that explores shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate nature of sacrifice, Secrets of Eden was originally published in hardcover by the Crown Publishing Group on February 2, 2010, and debuted at #6 on New York Times Fiction Hardcover bestseller list. The enhanced eBook amplifies the riveting page-turning experience readers get from the novel and allows them to revisit, or explore for the first time, some of Bohjalian’s modern classics, including Midwives and The Double Bind.

The enhanced ebook is optimized for devices that support video.

The Crown Publishing Group is a vision of Random House, Inc. The parent company of Random House, Inc. is Bertelsmann AG.

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