The Ruins of Tropicalia is a serialized, novel-length adventure story, accompanied by new music by indie rock n roll band The Amends. Two new chapters/episodes of TROT debut each week from 6/24/14 until its completion at the end of August, both on this app and at http://theruinsoftropicalia.com. Each episode is available in multiple formats, so you can read it using the device or app of your choice, including Kindle/mobi, epub (for Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and other e-readers), or plain text.
A new single from The Amends will premiere each Wednesday throughout TROT’s run.
A trailer for the book can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/cdrpJoaXUls
In early 2014, a group of Americans gathered on a remote Central American peninsula to experience the last days of an unsullied tropical paradise before its development into a corporate retreat for the world’s biggest tech company. Many of them believed they were there accidentally, but none of them were. This is the story of how a group of restless, indecisive idiot discovered who brought them there, and what they could be. This is the story of a country and a civilization few remember ever existed. This is the story behind the most mysterious mass Disappearance of the 21st century. This is a war story. And when things get bad, you rescue what you can…
- Latest Episode: If you keep up with the release schedule (a new episode each Tuesday and Thursday beginning 6/24), simply click on “Latest Episode” to be given a choice of how to consume it:
- Plain Text: This will allow you to read each episode within the app itself. You’ll scroll vertically, like a web site.
- Kindle: When you click here, you will be automatically re-directed to a browser which will prompt you to download a .mobi file. Depending on which device you’re using (using the Kindle app on a smartphone or tablet, or an actual Kindle device) and your settings, once you download the file, it will automatically open in Kindle.
- Other e-readers (EPUB): Click to download the file and choose which device/app you want to use (iBooks, Nook, Kobo, etc.). Full list of supported devices is here: http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices
- The Story So Far: If you start reading after the initial release, or fall behind, click on the “The Story So Far” button. You will be given the same choice of formats, and then you’ll see a list which chapters/episodes are available.
- The Amends: A new single from The Amends premieres each Wednesday, beginning 6/25. Click on “Listen” to stream these songs for free, and past albums, directly from The Amends’ Soundcloud. You can also use “Links” or “Buy” to stream them from other sources for free, or download them on iTunes, Google Play, etc. You can read about press mentions, reviews, and interviews with the band when you click on “Reviews”
- Reminders: Sign up for release reminders and updates.
- Discuss: A forum to discuss the book, band, or anything else.