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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.,April 2 — To accompany the long-awaited iPad launch, Zondervan is one of the first publishers to release titles in Apple’s iBookstore beginning Saturday, April 3, 2010. More than 1,000 titles will be available for download from all product groups. Zondervan plans to release all its future ebooks in an iPad version and is working to release more than 150 additional books in the next three months.
Users will be able to purchase the books from Apple’s iBookstore, as well as read excerpts, reviews and additional details about Zondervan books and its authors. Unlike other ebook versions, the iPad compatible ebooks feature full color artwork.
"As a division of HarperCollins, we are fortunate to play a major part in the iPad launch," said Steve Sammons, Executive Vice President of Consumer Engagement. "We are excited that by this Easter, Zondervan’s titles will be available to an even broader audience."
Among the 1,000+ books offered are three translations of the Holy Bible. New releases including The Christian Atheist by Craig Groeschel and Take Three by Karen Kingsbury will be available along with a selection of classic Zondervan titles, including bestsellers like The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren and The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. All titles, including more than 30 Spanish and 150 children’s books, will be available for download starting April 3.
To celebrate, Zondervan will launch a social media campaign giving away fifty $10 iTunes gift cards for use in the iBookstore through Twitter and Facebook. Follow Zondervan on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/Zondervan and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Zondervan or more information.
Zondervan is the world’s leading Christian publisher of books whose authors are noted for their excellence in the craft of writing as well as their worthy contribution to the ongoing global evangelical conversation. The works published by Zondervan not only confirm readers’ faith and understanding, they also challenge and stretch readers’ thinking. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general, ministry and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online and by Zondervan ChurchSource and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan Books on the Internet at www.zondervan.com/books