Former global digital director of Penguin Random House Molly Barton (Not related to Hawkeye / Clint Barton) created Serial Box in 2015. Since its inception, the company has gained recognition for applying the TV series distribution model to its books. Readers can purchase “episodes” or entire “seasons” at affordable prices: think $1.99 for the e-book and audiobook versions of any individual episode.
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“We are really focused on the commute and the idea that people have a short window of time in their day where you can make your content fit that window,” Barton told NY Times.
Serial Box currently has two dozen series available, its genres ranging from fantasy and sci-fi to mystery or procedurals. Thor will be the first Marvel franchise to receive the serialized book treatment in the summer, followed by releases for Black Panther, Black Widow, and Jessica Jones.
Also, although Serial Box has yet to release its official announcement, Barton has stated that some of the company’s series would be adapted for television. Whether or not this includes the Marvel Serial Box titles is unknown, but they would be a great addition to the upcoming MCU shows that will reach Disney’s streaming service. And we can hope.
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