We’re excited to announce our partnership with Eliot Peper, author of The Uncommon Series, the #1 top-rated financial thriller on Amazon, to bring some of his future work to Bound. Eliot has been working with us to shape the platform and format. We are excited to be able to bring his work to more people.
We highly recommend checking out Eliot’s newest novel, Cumulus, available today on Amazon with an adapted version coming soon to Bound. Cumulus takes place in a near-future where economic inequality and persistent surveillance push Oakland to the brink of civil war. It’s a dark, gritty thrill-ride packed with political intrigue, world-changing technology, relentless ambition, and questionable salvation. Eliot will be donating the first 6-months of proceeds from the story to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Chapter 510, a local literacy nonprofit serving underprivileged youth in Oakland. Look for the Bound version of Cumulus during our early access sneak preview later this year.
The official announcement can be found in its entirety below.
Bound Partners with Best-Selling Financial Thriller Author Eliot Peper
Bound, a new digital publisher, today announced a partnership with Eliot Peper to adapt his upcoming novels Cumulus and Neon Fever Dream for the Bound mobile app.
Laguna Beach, CA, May 5, 2016 – Today, digital publisher Bound announced a partnership with best-selling financial thriller author Eliot Peper to adapt his novels Cumulus and Neon Fever Dream for the Bound platform. Cumulus takes place in a near-future where economic inequality and persistent surveillance push Oakland to the brink of civil war. It’s a dark, gritty thrill-ride packed with political intrigue, world-changing technology, relentless ambition, and questionable salvation. Eliot will be donating the first 6-months of proceeds from the story to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Chapter 510, a local literacy nonprofit serving underprivileged youth in Oakland.
Eliot Peper is an author and strategist based in Oakland, CA. He writes fast-paced, deeply-researched stories with diverse casts that explore the intersection of technology and society. His first three books constitute The Uncommon Series, which has attracted a cult following in Silicon Valley and is the #1 top-rated financial thriller on Amazon (think Panama Papers). He’s helped build numerous technology businesses, survived dengue fever, translated Virgil’s Aeneid from the original Latin, worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at a venture capital firm, and explored the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Mustang. He is currently working on his fifth novel, Neon Fever Dream, about a dark secret hidden in the swirling dust and exultant revelry of Burning Man.
“Working with Bound has been a delight,” said Peper. “In the books business, fiction vastly outsells nonfiction. But fiction is strangely absent in writing on the Internet. Bound is shooting to fill the gap by building a home for top-shelf fiction on mobile. Their team is the most rare of combinations: expert and humble. They are leveraging their experience in building gaming platforms to creating the most engaging and compelling experience possible for readers.”
Bound will be including Cumulus as part of its early access sneak preview.
“Eliot’s Uncommon Stock Series highlights his skills as a storyteller and his ability to weave an interesting story through the lives of compelling characters inhabiting a dynamic world,” said Jamie Ortiz, Vice President of Story Development at Bound. “It’s been a pleasure collaborating with Eliot to adapt Cumulus for Bound to enhance the story with creative concept art and detailed source materials.”
Fans of fiction can learn more about Bound and sign up for early access at www.getbound.io.
Founded in 2015 by game and entertainment industry veterans, Bound is a mobile platform providing busy story lovers with an easy-to-engage episodic prose fiction format via short sessions, in-depth companion materials, and integrated community features. The company is based in Southern California. Bound is currently accepting sign-ups for early access. Learn more at www.getbound.io.