Technology is changing the way we live whether we want to accept it or not. It is also changing the book industry whether we are ready for it or not.
Just when I thought I could grasp ebooks and the various formats they need to be made available in for the many types of e-reading devices, a whole new ebook format has appeared.
I have been hearing about this new innovative ebook format for the past couple of months while it was in its development stages. Now it appears it is going public.
This new ebook format is called a Vook? A what? A Vook – simply combine “video” with “book” and you have the word, as well as the concept.
With a Vook, a reader can read the book, watch videos that enhance the story, and connect with authors and friends through social media all on one screen. Currently Vooks are available in an online format or an iPhone app.
Simon & Shuster appears to be the first publisher to embrace this new ebook format. They have made a few of their books into Vooks.
You can watch a video about the new Vook here.