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Video: Simon & Schuster Authors on "Game-Changing" Platform for Digital Book/Video Hybrid with a New "Vook"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.11.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

In the fast-changing landscape of digital book publishing there is now something called a vook, a product and company which is a hybrid of text and vi...

Make Your Conference the Centerpiece for a Tight-knit Community

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

It happened just before I was to go on stage to deliver a keynote. I was so moved to tears by the prior program, that mascara dripped on my lavender b...

Take Your Book to the Next Level: 5 Ways to Build a Knock-out Multimedia eBook

Manoush Zomorodi | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home
Manoush Zomorodi

Self-publishing is no longer stigmatized and ebooks are outselling hard copies. If you are reading this you get that technology is dismantling the publishing industry.

Networks Team with Vook for Multimedia Products for iPad, Android, Nook

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

ABC is working with the New York-based company Vook to create the publications around major news events including the capture of Osama Bin Laden and E...

Book, Video, eBook:

GalleyCat | Maryann Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In an eBook Summit talk, Vook CEO Brad Inman and Perseus Books Group online marketing director Peter Costanzo explained the process for turning a prin...

The Game of Your Life

Patricia Benesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Benesh

Dr. Rex Gibson is about to release his new book, The Game of Your Life, where readers learn how to treat their major life goals like a game. According...

Picture Books Move Over -- Here Comes the Vook

Patricia Benesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Benesh

Picture books have a time-honored place in childhood. Now the vook will add a new dimension.

Can Technology FIX Publishing?

GigaOM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

While paper books are still the norm, e-books now account for up to 20 percent of book sales in categories like romance and sci-fi. The shift in publi...

iPad And Vook Get Publishers Excited About New 'Enriched' eBooks

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the spring Hachette Book Group called its version, by David Baldacci, an "enriched" book. Penguin Group released an "amplified" version of a novel ...

Follett's 'Pillars of the Earth' Launced As Apple App

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When best-selling author Ken Follett wrote The Pillars of the Earth in the late 1980s, he could hardly have imagined his novel, about cathedral buildi...

Can Electronic Reading Devices Bring The Book To Life?

Los Angeles Times | Alex Pham and David Sarno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

More than 550 years after Johannes Gutenberg printed 180 copies of the Bible on paper and vellum, new technologies as revolutionary as the printing pr...

From Cape Town with Love: Our Journey from Book to Vook (VIDEO)

Tananarive P. Due | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tananarive P. Due

To squeeze our story down to Vook size, we had to chop a 350-page novel down to about 85 pages. And our deadline was a matter of days.

5 Wonderfully Weird Book Videos

Andy Hunter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andy Hunter

We love it when a book video gets weird, and we thought it was time to celebrate our top 5.

Will Vook Be A Kindle Killer? | Ned Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There's a new story-telling medium in town that could help the iPad put a nail in Kindle's coffin: The vook. A vook (rhymes with "book") is an enhanc...

How Fast Will eBooks Grow?

Business Insider | Jay Yarrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LibreDigital takes books and coverts them into the ePub format Apple uses in its iBookstore. It can also convert books for Kindle, NOOK, Sony, and Goo...

John Buffalo Mailer Talks New Orleans Through The Eyes Of Strippers (Part I)

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Coker

The whole city seemed like a walking party to our eighteen year old sensibilities. It did not take me more than a couple of days to realize that New Orleans held for me the best of original American culture.

Anne Rice Vampire Vook Released Today (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Anne Rice is the first big author to have a Vook, or video book, launched and hers hits the market at today. Here's the trailer for the story...

Vook Raises $2.5 Million in Early Funding (video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Vook, the startup which has developed a multi-media platform for books that mixes video, pictures, and social media with traditional text, has raised ...

Kids' Lit: Beyond Paper Books

Regina Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Brooks

Most of today's teens are online and that's where publishing has to go if they want to reach them. Why not take advantage of the rich storytelling opportunities that multimedia has to offer?

All Hail, or Hurl -- The Hybrid Book is Here!

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Alderman

"Level 26: Dark Origins" is the first of it's kind, but it's just the beginning of a whole new species of hybrid books that may change the publishing landscape.

Video: Book Publishers, Authors Launching iPhone Apps

Daisy Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daisy Whitney

The book industry is feverishly trying to reinvent itself with new digital versions of books, and now a handful of authors are turning to the iPhone for help.

New Literacy and the Commoditization of Content

Celeste Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Celeste Fine

Perhaps product innovations, like books with video, are only as successful as they pertain to customer intimacy, and the future of books isn't inventing a better book but better meeting readers' needs.

Vook: The Future Of Reading?

The Washington Post | Monica Hesse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Is a hybrid book our future? Maybe. "As discourse moves from printed pages to network screens, the dominant mode will be things that are multi-modal a...

Vook: Changing The Book?

Entertainment Weekly | Keith Staskiewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Is a Vook: A) An endangered bird B) What you hear when Zsa Zsa Gabor curses you out C) The latest development in digital reading D) None o...

HuffPo Review: Nick Hornby's, Juliet, Naked

Katya Wachtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Katya Wachtel

Nick Hornby talks about his latest novel, shopping for producers, and the fright that might accompany a quotidian reading of the New York Times' art blog.