This is fiction published in short digital instalments – a TV series that you read. Boxfiction is the digital publisher that is releasing new episodes each week on their website, downloadable to laptops, tablets, mobile phones and e-readers.
Titan is the first of five all-new double episodes further exploring the world of Professor Sam Ryan, played by Amanda Burton in the BBC series, the pathologist who finally left our screens to return to her native Ireland. The new eSeries follows up her story.
It is written by Nigel McCrery, the former policeman turned writer who created Silent Witness as well as New Tricks.
'Authors need to face the challenge of adapting their writing to the changing demands of audiences,' he says. 'People haven’t lost their appetite for the written word, what’s changing is the form and medium in which it is consumed. I’m very proud to be the first writer to work with Boxfiction and excited by the story-telling opportunities the medium creates.'
Silent Witness's first episode on the eSeries has just been released exclusively by Boxfiction, and a new double episode will follow each week for five weeks. The launch episode has been released for free, with each episode thereafter costing 69p to download, or users can subscribe to all ten episodes for a launch price of £5.99. The app can be downloaded for free from iTunes.
• CrimeTimePreview has a guest blog from writer Nigel McCrery about the inspiration for Silent Witness and what's in store for Sam Ryan in the new eSeries.