Sainsbury is offering a film and ebook bundle offer which it claims is the first of its kind in the world – download the film Captain Phillips for £9.99 and get the ebook that the film is based on completely free. The offer though is valid only until Feb 16th.
“Whenever a major feature film based on a book is released naturally lots of people want to read the book that inspired it. Historically there have been special tie-in editions of individual books, but the speed and convenience of digital downloads now make it possible to bundle the film and the book together for one great price. We’re delighted to be the first UK retailer to offer multi-format entertainment in this way,” said Tim Lennox, managing director at eBooks by Sainsbury.
The film has already received some rave reviews and is based on a true, gripping story of a US cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama that was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. The film has already raked in $214million in box offices worldwide and the ebook is considered just as enthralling to read as the film.