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Susan Warren February 17th, 2015,

Thunderbirds Are Go - New interactive reading app

In partnership with New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures, the co-producers of Thunderbirds Are Go, ITVS GE has teamed up with innovative digital company BeyondTheStory to produce exciting new digital content that will support the upcoming Thunderbirds Are Go TV series.

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Susan Warren February 4th, 2015,

Pukeko backs Kiwi digital outfit

New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures has invested in a local digital firm that specialises in creating storybook apps. BeyondTheStory will work with Pukeko on a collection of eBooks based on the latter’s preschool series The WotWots. Sir Richard Taylor, co-owner of Pukeko Pictures and special effects firm Weta Workshop, said: “BeyondTheStory has developed a highly imaginative way to work with our assets to create episode-by-episode quests and expand feature story lines.”

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Susan Warren November 7th, 2014,

Global rollout begins for storybook app - Anne Frank

In a first for the Dutch market the enhanced storybook app is launched today by Dutch publisher Prometheus, at the beginning of the play “Anne”, currently running at the Theatre Amsterdam. UK digital company BeyondTheStory first created the English version of the storybook app to acclaim in 2013 in the UK, and the Dutch and Belgian release today marks the beginning of the global rollout of the digital version of one of the most famous books of all time.

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Jen Porter CEO May 7th, 2014, London, England

We're launching! Publisher+ changes everything

We’re proud to announce our 3D hypermedia storytelling and ePub platform: Publisher+. It’s a unique fusion of our own core hypermedia creation platform and the incredible Unity 3D engine. Just as Unity provided a game engine that changed the way technologists develop video games; Wordpress transformed the way people could create their own websites; Adobe Photoshop revolutionised the way people edited photos; now Publisher+ is the ultimate disrupter in storytelling, publishing, and media. With a single source of software, authors can connect in new ways with their readers and audiences in the digital space.

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AnimfxNZ February 19th, 2014, Wellington, New Zealand

Kiwi company creating ‘new worlds’ for storytellers

CEO of BeyondTheStory Jen Porter told delegates at AnimfxNZ 2014 that her company is creating ‘new worlds’ for storytellers.

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Inpress Books January 30th, 2014,

We can provide story tellers - poets like yourselves - with the means to expand your stories beyond the words themselves.

Chief Marketing Officer Sue Warren at the Inpress Festival of Publishing, London.

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KEA New Zealand December 9th, 2013,

London-based New Zealand multimedia company BeyondTheStory secures international investment

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Opus November 20th, 2013,

Every UK family has 10 digital devices in their households and of that, over 30% are consuming their books on tablets.

CEO Jen Porter speaking at the Oxford Publishing Society, Oxford Brookes University.

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The Book Seller October 11th, 2013,

Finalist for prestigious Futurebook Innovation Awards

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank has been transformed by digital company BeyondTheStory as a richly immersive app for iPad and NOOK® app.

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The Book Seller August 28th, 2013,

App producer BeyondTheStory is producing a novelisation app to link in with the UK debut of "The Almighty Johnsons".

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