A host of zombie-themed sponsors have come together to help GoodEReader stage the Warm Bodies Spreecast event with author Isaac Marion. In addition to guest appearances and great promotional items from PHI eManagement, Stephanie Mabey, Jesse James Freeman, Tim Miller, Emily Bestler and Atria Books (Simon and Schuster), and ZombieMart.com, social e-reading retailer Zola Books will be joining the event and giving away digital editions of the prequel to Warm Bodies, The New Hunger.
Where Warm Bodies is a smart, fun romp through post-apocalyptic, zombie-infected America, The New Hunger is a darker tale that fills in the blanks for the readers. It gives fans a new look at a much younger Julie as she travels with her parents to find a safe haven, back in the days when her father was only just becoming the cold-blooded zombie killer he is later in her life. Julie’s best friend Nora is still just a young teen struggling to feed her baby brother while keeping them both safe from these newly Undead monsters. And through it all, a mysterious tall man who only knows his name began with the letter R emerges from the sleep of death to find that he has an insatiable hunger for…something.
New York-based Zola Books launched last year as a way for readers on any device to find engaging titles and interact with other fans of that content. The Warm Bodies prequel is only available through Zola Books, while still being compatible for Kindle, Nook, iPad, and more. Apart from its service of digitizing publishers’ back lists, Zola also distributes new, original content.
The Spreecast event with all of the above sponsors will take place at 9:00pm ET on Thursday, February 7th. The public is welcome to come meet author Isaac Marion, with the only requirements being the ability to login via Spreecast.com. In order to appear on video and speak to the author, a webcam and the latest version of Flash player are required, but those who do not wish to appear will be able to interact via the incorporated chat feature.