Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Enhanced Ebooks

Yet another cool thing that books published electronically can do: enhance the content. In yesterday's Publishers Weekly, the magazine reported on the most recent releases from Harper Collins' enhanced ebooks. In part:

HarperCollins has entered the enhanced e-book market, putting three titles into the iBookstore last week and has plans to do at least five more in the coming months. Ana Maria Allessi, v-p, publisher, HarperMedia, said it is quite possible HC will do additional titles before the end of the year. “We want to do as much experimentation as possible between now and the new year," Allessi said. The three titles now available are Getting the Pretty Back, God is Not One and Louder than Words. Louder, by Joe Navarro, is one of four enhanced e-books that will be reviewed in Monday’s PW, and it features 22 in line videos that illustrate how to read, and use, nonverbal signals in business. To capture the material, HC wrote a shooting script, hired an actor and shot on a number of locations.
You can read the rest of the article here.


Colleen Love said...

Wow, crazy awesome things going on in the publishing world.

What do you think about Dorchester's anouncement?

Sherrill Quinn said...

Colleen, Dorchester's announcement is interesting. I guess it explains why they sold off all their top authors' contracts several months ago to Avon. This has been in the works for a while.