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Mark of Odin literary and transmedia universe will expand with audiobooks

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Mark of Odin literary and transmedia universe will expand with audiobooks

Almost 100,000 readers have already joined this surprising saga that fuses modern days with Norse Mythology and Science Fiction

SEVILLE, SPAIN – 20th AUGUST, 2020 – Author and Creator Xavier Marcé has announced the production of audiobook editions, in both English and Spanish, of the entire Mark of Odin literary universe. Marcé did the announcement in his latest #LetterfromtheAuthor and he confirmed that all registered readers will be able to access them for free, without having to make any additional payment. Audiobook editions will be available first on the Mark of Odin website and then on external platforms throughout this fall.
Watch Mark of Odin: The Awakening release trailer, here.
Listen the main theme from the Original Soundtrack, here.
Currently, Mark of Odin saga already has the first two books published in Spanish, The Awakening and Road to Valhalla, and the first one in English. All of them are complemented by an extended universe of six Bonus Chapters (DLCs), and more than one hundred content updates, accompanied by illustrations, photos, 3d renders, videos, music and much more.
 
Fans will be able to enjoy their favorite stories narrated in both English and Spanish, including specific versions for British and US English, as well as for Latin Spanish and Castilian. More than 1,500 pages of story will have to be recorded!
 
‘This is an important step to reinforce the transmedia experience for Mark of Odin,’ said Xavier Marcé. ‘Being able to offer my stories narrated, as well as written, will allow readers to enjoy them in new ways, as well as reach new markets. Also including the extended stories and DLCs is something that nobody has done before and shows my determination to continue innovating within the literary and book publishing industry.’
 
Mark of Odin was launched in July 2012 with the publication of Mark of Odin: The Awakening in Spanish, and expanded in 2018 in English with a worldwide release. It marked a milestone by offering an innovative literary and book publishing business model that fuses the experience of reading with an online platform with gamification features and a universe of transmedia content that keeps growing.
Since then it has achieved great milestones, reaching more than 50 times Top 1 in Science Fiction at Amazon Spain, or more recently Top 4 in global sells at Amazon Mexico.
 
The third book in the saga, Mark of Odin: Ragnarok, is scheduled to be published in Spanish during 2021, and it will open the doors to new additions and innovations from the transmedia universe. Not only that, Mark of Odin Intellectual Property is gaining more and more interest internationally and since 2019 there are active talks to expand it to new media as movies and videogames.
 
Readers can join now the saga, either by reading Mark of Odin: The Awakening for free in ebook in the main digital platforms or with the Online Pass at the Mark of Odin Store that gives access to the extended universe and, soon, the audiobook edition, or get the paperback edition at Amazon.
 
 

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ABOUT MARK OF ODIN
 
Mark of Odin is a saga that fuses modern days with Norse mythology and Science Fiction. It has influences from authors such as Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, Asimov, K. Dick, or Tom Clancy, among others. As well as some of the most iconic television shows, movies, anime and videogames. It introduces a new literary and book publishing model that merges the experience of reading with an online platform with gamification features and a transmedia universe that doesn’t stop growing. Internationally renowed artists like the illustrator Michael Komarck, the composer Knut Avenstroup Haugen, the visual effects artists Manuel Rico, the Art Director Manu Nieto, or the singer Milena Brody, among others, collaborate with Mark of Odin.
Born in Barcelona, 1982, Xavier Marcé graduated in Journalism in the city of Seville, the place where he lives today after having lived in Badalona, Casablanca, Zurich and Oslo. Since 1996 he has been specializing in Community Management and Online Communication, mainly in the videogame sector. He started his journalistic career as a freelancer for Micromania Magazine for three years, being responsible of the ‘Zona Online’ section. In 2004, he founded, together with David Puig, the first Spanish language magazine that specialized in massively multiplayer online games, Juegaenred.com, which he managed until 2013, when he left it to create the new magazine GoMultiplayer. In 2007, he made a leap to the videogames industry joining Funcom as the Spanish Community Manager for Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures and The Secret World until 2010. Since then he has combined the publishing world with the videogames industry together with Megapop Games, and the university world as a teacher in the Master Degree ‘Online Marketing and Social Media Strategies’ at the University of Seville. As a proactive and restless person, Xavier Marcé has taken the journey to create new ways for literature publishing with the transmedia literary saga of ‘Mark of Odin’. The first step was done with the release of Mark of Odin: The Awakening in Spanish, in 2012. In 2013, together with veterans of Funcom, he embarked on Megapop Games, an independent videogame studio to release titles such as Trolls vs Vikings 1 & 2, Meganumbers or, more recently, Haxity. A proactive and tireless person, Xavier Marcé combines his projects with teaching at the University of Seville both in the Expert Title of Community Manager and the Master in Social Media and Online Marketing, contributing with his experience in online community and crisis management.

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