Friday, 22 July 2011

The New Goodbye comes to Kindle

After the success of the iPhone app, The New Goodbye is now available to own for your Kindle. Buy it from Amazon here. Or here if you're in the US, here you go. And if you're on the Continent, Amazon Germany has it too.

The cover concept was by Fixabook, the photography by Jili Allen and the design by r27.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Free free free

The New Goodbye app, in its entirety, is now completely free. Merry Christmas.

Friday, 3 September 2010

The New Goodbye 1.5

For anyone owning an iPhone who wants money off of books at Foyles or free entry into their publisher days, then you need to--if you haven't already done so, be downloading The New Goodbye, as it's just been updated, and that is one of the new treats. Loads of Foyles goodies, plus a new free chapter, a short story and that animated video by Order.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Rich Watson and Order – The New Goodbye music video

Order have delivered their video for Rich’s track now, and very nice it is too. Full of stop motion, HD goodness. The video is the result of an awful lot of painstaking location-based animation work, the bulk of which was undertaken at The Cube in East London. We owe a lot of thanks to Araceli there for allowing Order to use the space for such prolonged periods of time.

The New Goodbye - Music Promo from ORDER on Vimeo.

Thanks are also due to EBB Paper, who provided all the bright card you see shooting around the screen.

The video was conceived to work on both standard sized monitors and also the iPhone display The video embedded here is hosted on Order’s Vimeo channel, where you can see more of their work, including films for the Tate and Design Museum. It will also of course be included on the next update of The New Goodbye app, which will be here in a couple of weeks. The update is having the very last touches put to it now.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Shh. Don't tell anyone...

... But we've struck a deal with Foyles, one of London's oldest, most famous and prestigious booksellers, who will be promoting The New Goodbye in its stores come the update in a couple of weeks time.

The update will also have some lovely Foyles goodness too, in the shape of money-off and free ticket vouchers created by one Ms J Basford. Once we've added the update, visiting any of the Foyles stores with your iPhone will also let you unlock some exclusive extra content for the app.

There'll be the music video too of course, created by Order for Rich Watson's title track. Rich has also recently updated his MySpace page with a new music player, so if you don't have an iPhone but want to hear The New Goodbye, take a trip over there.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

It's been a while...

But things of The New Goodbye variety are still ticking over a-pace. We're working on the phase two of the app, which as well as featuring the music video will also include a new short story, discounts for anyone with the app off of purchases made from a major British bookseller and a couple of other bits and bobs. We're aiming to submit the update to Apple by the penultimate week of this month--so that's soon. Better get cracking.  

Monday, 19 July 2010

Video, blogs and bookshops

A few things of note from the last week or so. Firstly, my piece on digital books and more specifically book apps was posted on The Bookseller's Futurebook blog. This received quite a bit of Twitter-love, and also got picked up by Chris Meadows over on Teleread.

The much bigger news though is a major bookseller has given the nod to a deal hinted at in the Futurebook piece, and that The New Goodbye app should soon get a rather significant push in some bookshops in London.

In other news, last weekend Rich and Order completed filming for the video of The New Goodbye, which consisted of much pain-staking live action stop-motion. Here are a few not particularly illuminating photos from the shoot.

A fancy camera and a sockless foot

More feet - this time they're on a storyboard

This is more like it. Animator 'Tank'
and some colourful card (courtesy of EBB)

Congratulations also to Russell, who's now taken up his full-time position with McSweeney's.