The Guardian is reporting that George R.R. Martin is taking a new step in expanding the world of the Seven Kingdoms, partnering with Apple to release an enhanced digital edition of A Game of Thrones. The new edition of the book, released today, release marks the 20th anniversary of the book’s publication, and will feature plenty of extras for fans of Martin’s worldbuilding.
Martin praised the project, saying:
The digital book gives readers the ability to experience all this rich secondary material that had not been possible before. These enhanced editions, available only on iBooks, include sigils and family trees and glossaries. Anything that confuses you, anything you want to know more about, it’s right there at your fingertips. It’s an amazing next step in the world of books.
The enhanced edition will also include an excerpt from The Winds of Winter which was previously available on Martin’s website. (If you’re curious, it is one of the excerpts summarized here.)
The rest of A Song of Ice and Fire’s enhanced editions will follow GoT soon, with A Clash of Kings scheduled for October 27th, A Storm of Swords coming out on December 15th, and A Feast for Crows and A Dance of Dragons to come in February and March 2017, respectively.