We re proud to announce the publication of two new children’s books and our newest YA (Young Adult) title:
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Erik Daniel Shein has two scripts in work with Tayrona Films to become feature length animated movies.
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From Dennis Lowery, President of Adducent |
Late last year, as part of our development of intellectual property that has true global appeal, with our partner ArkWatch Holdings, we began creating characters and storylines for books and screenplays that fit international markets. (Watch for news from us regarding teaming with an international entertainment group to develop/produce four of our projects as feature-length theatrical releases over the next few years.)
We currently have finished, or have in advanced development, products (stories, books and/or screenplays) with settings (action and adventure) in not only the United States but also in:
- Latin/South America
- The United Kingdom
- The Middle East
There is huge potential for creating and bringing to life stories (as books, animated and live action features) that showcase cultures and locales around our beautiful world — bringing them to their growing markets. The importance and size of one of those markets is discussed at length in this article:
From Erik Daniel Shein and Dennis M. Lowery |
It’s an epic journey of danger intermixed with the joy of reuniting with loved ones, the delight of making new friends—and most importantly—it’s about growing up and understanding and accepting responsibility for one’s actions.
The story of a young adolescent elephant, Thunder, who is separated from his mother and herd by poachers. Strong-willed and known for how he stamps his feet (it sounds like rolling thunder and that’s also how his mother calls to him… by stamping her own feet in a unique rhythm); Thunder, in a fit of temper, runs away from the herd. Thunder’s angry charge causes the herd to be discovered by nearby poachers. Some of his herd escapes but many are killed for their tusks and Thunder is taken by the poachers.
As they travel to where they keep live animals that have been poached, they discover that Thunder likes to draw (the spot him drawing very lifelike/realistic pictures in the dirt). They figure they can sell him to a rich private collector who would pay a lot of money to own an elephant that can draw and paint. But Thunder escapes and crosses central Africa to be reunited with his mother and to lead what’s left of the herd to Hearthaven, a secluded valley, not known to humans, that he learns of in his travels. There they can live in peace.
Review of Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction
This was an excellent read, the first I’ve read from these authors. A blend of South American mythology and present-day science fiction, this well wrought novel combines believable characters with a dazzling display of science and technology. And if the human characters aren’t enough, wait until you meet some of the fascinating creatures woven into the dense jungle of plot twist and mystery Serpentauria has to offer. As entertaining and fast-paced as this book is, there’s also a strong underlying message that brings to light many of our important societal and ecological issues in the world today. The first installment in its series, Serpentauria did an excellent job of laying the groundwork for future books while still providing an entertaining read, start to finish. As an avid science fiction reader, I took a walk on the wild side with this highly entertaining ‘tail.’
Sean Dodds – Archaic Arts Magazine
From Dennis Lowery:
During May and June we will be working on further expansion of sales channels and distribution for ebook versions of our titles. In support of that effort Adducent has entered into an agreement with Smashwords, Inc.:
- World’s largest indie ebook distributor.
- 100,000+ titles published by 40,000+ authors and publishers.
- Distribution to Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Baker & Taylor, Diesel, others as well as to major mobile app platforms such as Stanza and Aldiko in over two dozen countries (along with North America and the UK).
- Following is the list of new iBookstore countries now reachable for our titles ebook versions:
- Czech Republic
Adducent’s long-term plan has been to step-by-step set a firm foundation for domestic sales and to extend our reach into growth markets internationally. This new capability is another piece of that foundation.
Within the next few years, the global market for ebooks will likely eclipse the US market. Although the US represents the world’s single largest ebook market today and is still growing rapidly, the US market is also the most mature. Growth rates in the US, where the ebook market has more than doubled each year for the last several years, are likely to slow. Contrast this with markets outside the US, where ebooks markets are only now beginning to enter, or will soon enter, exponential growth phases assuming their growth trajectories follow similar patterns seen in the US and other English speaking countries.
Our authors will now have access to more markets, and these markets will grow faster than the US in the years ahead. The necessary ingredients for this growth include availability of affordable ebook content in concert with low-cost e-reading devices (dedicated e-readers, multi-function tablets like the iPad, smart phones, personal computers, etc.) powered by local-language ebook stores (the iBookstore’s mentioned above). These are all things that have factored into our business plan and its execution over time.
We look forward to our authors and teaming partners growing with us and how we will mutually benefit as we execute our business plan and explore (and tap) new revenue producing opportunities (prudently and with measured steps).
Dennis M. Lowery, President & CEO
Darwin is an animated adventure, where a group of unlikely friends, some of the rarest creatures on the planet, attempt to rescue a wise and infinitely kind Galapagos tortoise. This great creature, Darwin, is the rarest of the rare, and his driving passion is to continue his endangered line. But he can’t find a mate!
To the Galapagos inhabitants, Darwin represents the soul of their world, a living monument to the power of nature and evolution. To sustain his breed (Pinta Island Tortoises) Darwin’s friends: a marine iguana named, Admiral Ignatius, Esmeralda, a pink iguana, a blue penguin (who’s always cold), a yoga-loving lava lizard (addicted to working out) and a messenger sea turtle join forces to find his potential mate and perhaps more of his kind.
However, there are those who would wreck their fragile environment and prevent Darwin from meeting his true love. They are selfish, thoughtless and are motivated only by their shortsighted needs.
The Galapagos Islands, inhabited by extraordinary living wonders of nature, are also filled with peril from active volcanoes and other natural dangers. This sets the stage for a powerful drama, one that also elaborates on the pressing environmental issues of our time.
Darwin, the animated feature, presents a unique and a memorable set of characters in a thrilling adventure and quest for true love.
Sometimes traveling far can help you find the thing closest to you!
Two ‘adventurer’ birds, Pani and Omo, wanting something ‘different’ for their lives fly to the great southern Pacific Ocean seeking the excitement of finding new lands, and a world populated with a variety of wonderful creatures. They are looking for a special place; an island that legend says is a sanctuary for rare and endangered creatures, which have been transported there by two magnificent blue whales.
Normally not the type of birds to travel far, they encounter a high flying albatross from New Zealand named Cloud Dancer, who listens to them talk of what they are looking for and decides to help them to reach for the impossible and assists them in their adventure. Along the way Pani and Omo discover the differences among the many living creatures in the vast expanse of Oceania—like the one between ‘Seed Krackers’ and ‘Gulpers’. The three help an innocent young roller bird, Totgee, who guides them to the great blue whales, Io and Titan. Meeting the blue whales, Io and Titan give the adventurers a mission that leads to three clues that will help them fulfill their quest of finding the secret island world of Hushma.
Completing their mission and deciphering the clues; they find Hushma and the three are introduced to a wonderful host of creatures that live there in a natural harmony that becomes threatened, when a band of unscrupulous Komodo dragons attempt to change the natural order of things. The cooperative effort of all of the animals saves their island world from that threat.
Seed Krackers, like Aurora, strongly supports the preservation and appreciation of the natural world. All of the primary protagonists are dedicated to this end. This feature animation demonstrates an extraordinary array of flora and fauna, which strongly highlight the amazing diversity and beauty of Earth’s oceans. The antagonists, a rogue band of Komodo dragons represent the dark forces that support the exploitation of the most important island’s resources: it’s rare and endangered animals.
The animated feature, Aurora, Spirit Bear of the North, besides being a compelling story that represents the best traditions of this art form, also strongly connects us to the most important tangible asset we all share: Mother Earth.
Aurora gives vitality and support to the growing worldwide trend for conservation and preservation of the natural world, a movement that in our feature highlights the wonderful richness of the spiritual, earth-centered beliefs and actions of the Indian peoples of the Pacific Northwest. Although the adventure unfolds in this verdant wonderland, it represents completely a universal awareness of the value and fragility of life on Earth. A ‘green’ European, a Maori of New Zealand, a citizen of a city like Tokyo, an aborigine of Australia, a Dogon tribe member of Mali, and a person living in the heartland of the American Midwest, all can share a common awareness of the growing imperatives associated with declining animal populations and environmental degradation. These concerns are global and the issues have an impact on us all.
Each of the protagonist characters of Aurora are heralds that support the care and concern for our world’s living treasures (flora and fauna) and their preservation; something that any thoughtful and intelligent person can admire—regardless of where they live.
The antagonists of Aurora are the people who represent the forces of exploitation, greed, and indifference to suffering; those who always look for opportunities to make a dollar, regardless of the consequences. Innocent people and animals pay for their avarice. In Aurora they expose themselves through their thoughtlessness and cowardice as they seek to exploit these lands by stealing their precious animals. An awakening sense (and demand) for justice for animals is slowly spreading across the planet. Our feature strongly supports this emerging belief.
The key characters of Aurora embody the wisdom of a teacher who is intimately in touch with the earth and it’s wonderful, but vulnerable, children and creatures. These teachers are everywhere and appear in myriad cultural contexts with different names, but, at the end of the day, they all espouse the need to protect our world’s animals and resources in order for Man to have a sustainable future.