It would have been difficult to imagine a couple of years ago how much of an impact the 'eBook' genre would have had on the realms of literature. Nevertheless, here we are in 2013, and tablets and eReaders are booming, with Doctor Who arguably at the forefront of digital innovation just as much as it is in terms of televisual drama.
Today, we've had a couple of great news announcements from BBC Books regarding the future of Doctor Who in the realms of eBooks. Here's a round-up of the new details that we know...
- DALEKS PROMOTE PEACE IN SEVENTH DOCTOR TALE- BBC Books have today announced that Malorie Blackman will be the next author in the acclaimed 50th Anniversary monthly eBook range. Focusing on Sylvester McCoy's Seventh Doctor, her tale The Ripple Effect will take the Doctor and Ace to Skaro, where a new race of peace-promoting Daleks puts the Time Lord in great suspicion of his arch-foes. Blackman is known best for her award-winning Noughts And Crosses teen fiction fantasy series, which in this writer's opinion is well worth any budding reader's time. The Ripple Effect will hit tablets and eReaders everywhere on July 23rd.
- TAKE A TIME TRIP WITH THE DOCTOR- The other main announcement from BBC Books today was of a whole new range of Doctor Who eBooks starting in the near future. Titled Time Trips, the range will incorporate short stories from bestselling authors like Jenny Colgan and Trudi Canavan as well as focusing on a range of different Doctors, companions and eras. Doctor Who: Time Trips will commence short story releases in late 2013 before a full-scale 2014 launch.
Doctor Who will return to BBC One on Saturday November 23rd with its blockbuster 50th Anniversary Special.