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Vook: It's What U Get When U Cross a BOOK with a VIDEO

abstract:Technology around books just keeps getting more interesting. A California company has just come out with a hybrid between the book and a video which they call "the future of publishing". Check out VOOK. "A vook is a new innovation in reading that blends a well-written book, high-quality video and the power of the Internet into a single, complete story. You can read your book, watch videos that enhance the story and connect with authors and your friends through social media all on one screen, without switching between platforms."

Vooks are available in two formats: As a web-based application you can read on your computer and a mobile application for reading on the go. With the web-based application you don't have to download programs or install software. Just open your favorite browser and start reading and watching in an exciting new way. You can also download and install the mobile applications through the Apple iTunes store and sync them with your Apple mobile device.

Vook has an exclusive partnership with TurnHere, a leading Internet video production company. Vook and TurnHere leverage a network of more than 10,000 filmmakers around the world to create professional-quality, authentic and engaging vook videos.

The company has several dozen titles ranging from fiction to thriller to self help. While many are from the public domain, there are a few new releases by known authors. Anne Rice, the queen of vampire novels released The Master of Rampling Gatein Vook version. It costs $5.00 for the iPad version, $4.99 for the iPhone App and the online version. It has 5 chapters and 7 videos . The videos were made by Phinizy Percy Jr.

Check it out and tell me what you think! Email: paula [at] bookbuffet.com

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April 02, 2010

 

 

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