The Jedi Path by Dan Wallace: Enhanced E-book Edition

Today marks the release of a special enhanced ebook edition of The Jedi Path, Dan Wallace’s excellent exploration of the Jedi Order and its history, prominent figures, Force philosophies, and of course lightsabers. Fans of the Jedi should definitely check out this great book.

For more about this new edition, here’s the press release from publisher becker&mayer, along with several screenshots.


ENHANCED E-BOOK, THE JEDI PATH, UNLOCKS SECRETS OF THE JEDI ORDER WITH EXCLUSIVE ILLUSTRATIONS AND CONTENT

Passed down from Jedi Masters to Padawan, The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force, previously available only in print, can now be downloaded to the iPad as an enhanced e-book (available 1/15/13). It has been re-imagined in brilliant, high-definition digital detail and packed with exclusive new content, from interactive galaxy maps and ship schematics to an animated lightsaber tutorial, complete with authentic sound effects.

The release of The Jedi Path as an enhanced e-book marks the first from becker&mayer! who has collaborated with Lucasfilm Ltd. on many celebrated Star Wars® titles, including most recently Book of Sith and Star Wars: The Blueprints.

“We are thrilled to bring The Jedi Path back to life in this new and interactive format,” said Carol Roeder, Director of Publishing for Lucasfilm, Ltd. “Fans of the original vault and printed book editions will be delighted to experience the Jedi journey anew, thanks to the addition of never-before-seen features and content, only available in the enhanced e-book edition.”

The manual, written by New York Times best-selling author Daniel Wallace, unlocks the secrets and shares the knowledge that has educated generations of Jedi, including the history and hierarchy of the Jedi Order, the uses of the Force, and the nuances of lightsaber combat.

The new version now enables a student of the Force to dig even deeper into Jedi lore—featuring a holocron animation sequence, interactive concept sketches that come to life as full-color illustrations, and clickable training remote icons peppered throughout the text—giving the reader a whole new, hands-on experience of The Jedi Path.

The enhanced e-book version, with deluxe interactive content and new text and art, is available for download exclusively onto iPad devices in the Apple iBooks store starting January 15 for $12.99 (eISBN: 978-1-60380-307-6). A fixed format e-book version is also available for Kindle, Nook, and other platforms.

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About becker&mayer! LLC

For 30 years, becker&mayer! LLC, the largest book packager in the U.S., has created hundreds of innovative nonfiction books and book-plus products for adults and children in formats that integrate paper components, digital content, electronics, audio, and other specialty features for publishers worldwide. www.beckermayer.com

Interactive Timeline (click for larger image)
Lightsaber Sketch on Napkin (click for larger image)
Ship Cutaway (click for larger image)
Lightsaber Tutorial (click for larger image)

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue.

Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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Fangirl

Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.