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June 15, 2006

Canada's First iNovel, 'Hot Springs'

HotSprings Logo.jpg McArthur & Company recently announced that it had published Canada's first iNovel, 'Hot Springs', written by Steve Zio. The "i" in Novel stands for "interactive", and although Hot Springs is foremost a traditional bound book, its unique feature is an innovative and unusual companion website ( that adds meaning, depth and color to the story, characters and settings. Steve Zio was born in Montreal and has been educated in Quebec, Ontario, England, and the US. Formerly, the Managing Director of Oxford University Press, Japan and currently one of the directors of TransPac Education Services, he has been a teacher, publisher, textbook author, freelance translator and writer. Zio's wife, is the talented Japanese painter, Kimiko whose work is featured on the 'Hot Springs' website.
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