"One in a Thousand" is Ian Coristine's sixth book about the Thousand Islands and his first fully interactive eBook. The 100,000 word text was written with co-author Donna Walsh Inglehart ("Grindstone," "Breaking the Ring") and produced with the magical talents of the McLellan Group's creative team. The book was created expressly for the iPad and pushes the boundaries of the new digital publishing age.
"In 1992 I took off on a flight with two friends in our Challenger floatplanes. With no destination in mind, we arrived, by chance, in the 1000 Islands. I was stunned by what I saw. Now I live here, and with my plane I've been treated to a "privileged view" of the islands. Like the writers of "The Olive Farm," "A Year in Provence" and "Under the Tuscan Sun," I've found my special place in the world. It has completely changed my life.
Written with novelist Donna Walsh Inglehart, this is my story. When the iPad emerged, I saw the potential of using images, audio, video and music to bring my story to life in a much richer form than text and images alone. The award-winning band Great Lake Swimmers visited the area and fell in love with the River, recording their 2009 album, Lost Channels, at Singer Castle and St. Brendan's Church. They have kindly provided new instrumental music tracks.
I'm genuinely over the moon about all that is now possible with a downloadable book! I've been able to include videos of my flying adventures here in the islands, slideshows set to Great Lake Swimmers music, lots of my favourite images, sounds of the River, interactive maps and more. I hope everyone enjoys immersing themselves in this, as much as we have enjoyed creating it."