Prepare to be woken: The Frequency Effect now available as a Paperback
First immersive, cinematic novel now available as a physical copy
London 14th February, 2017: The world’s first immersive, cinematic novel – The Frequency Effect – is now available as a paperback. Having received great feedback for the digital copy, including TV and radio coverage, it represents an exciting progression for the uniquely creative project. The storyline, set a few years into the future, is already immersing itself in current society. The format is also expected to provide a new category for storytelling.
To support the launch, the book will be half price on Amazon (normally £12.99) and free on Kindle (normally £8.99) until Sunday.
“Growing organically without any marketing spend, the feedback so far has been excellent. The paperback gives us to opportunity to show that The Frequency Effect is a gripping book first and foremost. As the story continues to become immersed in society, there will also be more ways for fans to participate,” said James Stark, author, musician and creator.
Are you ready to go beyond the screen?
Over a dozen immersive features are all marked clearly with a numbered logo upon first presentation. Denoting key events, readers have the choice whether to check them out there and then, or save them for later. The index of features is presented clearly on the website.
EXPERIENCE THE FIRST CHAPTER Read the first chapter before experiencing a VR scene to become main character, Ben.
LISTEN TO THE MAIN SONG Watch new interactive TV show The Connected Sound, which Ben believes he can control with his mind.
WATCH TATIO’S CORPORATE VIDEO Tatio has rapidly emerged as the world’s biggest tech company, yet all is not what it seems.
An independent production brought together by a pioneering team, the project has grow organically, following a packed immersive premiere, and the launch of the digital copy. Discussions are in progress to bring the story to bookstores up and down the country.
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About The Frequency Effect
The Frequency Effect is the world’s first immersive, cinematic novel. Combining immersive features as part of a gripping storyline, it unearths a conspiracy that technology devices resonate at the same frequency as the brain. Pioneered by James Stark, along with a team of like-minded creatives, it gives the reader a new way to experience and enjoy storytelling.
The Frequency Effect introduces a uniquely immersive reading experience
First immersive, cinematic novel provides a new way for millions to enjoy reading
London 7th December, 2016: Today marks the launch of the world’s first immersive, cinematic novel – The Frequency Effect. An incredible story, it opens up a new reading experience as part of a new format for the visual arts. Set in 2020, readers follow a thrilling journey into a dystopian future just a few years from now. Exposing a conspiracy that technology devices resonate at the same frequency as the brain, Ben Cordell follows it to the top of the corporate ladder. As part of the journey, readers become Ben to experience key scenes, including a dedicated soundtrack from The Split Lives. The novel is available from today (7th December) on any device (via the Amazon app) for £9.99.
“This is quite simply the most disruptive development in novel writing to date. Moving with the times, and bringing in fan participation, It has the potential to do for novels what Star Wars did for movies,” said James Stark, author and creator.
A gripping story: Waking up in a mental hospital, you are taken on a journey to find out how Ben got there. Part of Generation Y and questioning technology’s impact on society, you follow a collision course towards technology behemoth Tatio. After the suspicious deaths of Ben's brother and sister, he is given Zanipine. Twisting his senses, he quickly believes that he can control the interactive music show The Connected Sound with his mind, when introduced to The Split Lives for the first time. Following a fateful night, he is hospitalised where he makes a startling discovery. The Frequency Effect is real and more significantly, it is being hushed up. Using a job in PR as a smokescreen, he re-enters society to find those responsible. In a series of events, he realises Tatio and the world's biggest brands (the global elite) are using The Frequency Effect as a drug for the masses while harnessing it for their own benefit. At the same time, Zanipine is given to anyone close to uncovering the truth. The only person to be able to survive its devastating effects, Ben goes back to wake the others left for dead.
A cinematic experience: With over a dozen immersive elements, the story provides a completely unique opportunity for readers to go beyond the screen and enjoy more. Readers uncover a VR experience to become Ben in hospital, watch interactive TV show The Connected Sound, meet his friend Simon from TechFrame and explore the brands from the global elite including Tatio. Four songs from The Split Lives form a key part of the storyline, along with their music videos.
A pioneering team: The concept and creation has been pioneered by James Stark, working with a group of talented young creatives. Curating some of the most exciting ideas in music and video, it provides each reader with their own personal connection to the story. Keen to push the boundaries of storytelling, every element has been carefully thought out.
A trilogy: Based on the potential success of the first book there is a huge opportunity for fan participation to develop subsequent storylines, including hidden and secret content for each of the brands. The opportunities are endless.
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About The Frequency Effect
The Frequency Effect is the world’s first immersive, cinematic novel. Combining immersive features as part of a gripping storyline, it unearths a conspiracy that technology devices resonate at the same frequency as the brain. Pioneered by James Stark, along with a team of like-minded creatives, it gives the reader a new way to experience and enjoy storytelling. Part of a trilogy, and with the opportunity to grow through fan participation, this is very much the beginning.
Go beyond the Screen at the Premiere of the World’s First Immersive Novel - The Frequency Effect
Literature you hear // Music you see // Film you discover
June 15, 2016 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today marks the start of an incredible journey to 2020 with the premiere of the world’s first immersive, cinematic novel - The Frequency Effect. Set to thrill audiences on July 19th, the event will be streamed globally during a night of entertainment never seen before. Forming part of the book, the evening will introduce a completely new format for the visual arts, while revealing further details to the story. An independent production, tickets for those interested in attending or streaming are available now.
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The Frequency Effect captures an audience’s imagination similar to blockbusters such as The Matrix and Minority Report. Touching on relevant themes in society, it exposes a conspiracy that electronic devices resonate at the frequency of the human brain. The experience brings together a collection of multimedia assets, cultivating a reader’s imagination by curating some of the most exciting ideas in music and video. Charting a journey to 2020, the event will take viewers to a new reality.
Viewers will become part of the story, meeting the main characters including TechFrame blogger Simon and lead figure Ben. Appearing from beyond the screen, music will be provided by The Split Lives, featuring ‘Alive’ and premiering their latest release as part of the story. In addition, technological glimpses of the future will be on show ahead of Tatio’s launch in 2017. The future behemoth’s presence will be supported by emerging clothing brand Shutlife and global fast food chain Jinkfood.
Begin your journey to 2020 now
THE WORLD'S FIRST IMMERSIVE CINEMATIC NOVEL
THE FREQUENCY EFFECT is the world’s first multi-sensory novel bringing a new and uniquely creative approach to storytelling. Pioneered by the book’s author James Stark, the experience integrates a full cinematic soundtrack along with a network of multimedia assets. Touching on relevant themes in society, it cultivates a reader’s imagination, providing an alternate reality just a few years into the future. An independent production, tickets are now available for a compelling evening of entertainment on 19.7.16.