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Friday, 4 January 2013

New Series of Doctor Who Short Stories To Be Released for 50th Anniversary


A new series of 'eshorts' (Short Books released on digital platforms) are set to be released monthly to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who in November.

The 11-part series, which will feature every incarnation of The Doctor starting with William Hartnell this month, Patrick Troughton next month etc, each story will be written by different acclaimed children's authors.
The first Children's Author will be announced on the Official Doctor Who Facebook Page on Monday 7th January 2013. The first eshort of the series will then be released on Wednesday 23rd January 2013 priced £1.99, with a paperback version featuring all the stories being released in November, priced £7.99.

The BBC Worldwide Youtube Channel, which features many Doctor Who clips, will also promote the eshorts with a  promotional video of the author each month, starting on Firday 11th January 2013.

Penguin Children's publisher, Juliet Matthews, expressed her delight of the series saying: "Penguin Children's has been the proud home of children's Doctor Who publishing for eight years and to be part of the 50th anniversary is incredibly exciting.
"We are delighted to have eleven sensational children's authors involved in the series, all bringing an individual style, imagination and interpretation to their e-short tribute to the Doctor. This is a who's who of children's fiction coming together to celebrate the much-loved Doctor Who."

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