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November 27, 2009

Picture Yourself on the Cover of VAMPIRE ACADEMY!

Posted by webmaster
Ever wanted to see your face on the cover of your favorite book? For fans of VAMPIRE ACADEMY, you're just a few clicks away from making this a reality! Sort of...

The folks at Penguin Young Readers Group have used augmented reality --- an online experience (via webcam) that meshes the real world with created digital elements --- to put together some amazing new content for fans of Richelle Mead's juicy sci-fi series about a couple of teenage escapees on the run from their private school for vamps and half-bloods. You can check it out for yourself by going to www.vampireacademybooks.com, and holding your copy of the VAMPIRE ACADEMY signature hardcover up to your webcam. Before you know it, the cover art will not only come to life, but you'll also hear a special message from the author. The augmented reality experience will also allow you to put your own face on the book cover and share it with your friends. And if you don't have a copy of the book, you can always download a PDF of the cover on the website.

For a little taste of what you can expect, check out the video below, and let us know what you think!

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