We’re swiftly coming into the golden age of eBooks. For those of us that have been reading them on our PDAs and smartphones for years, it seems like it’s taken quite awhile to get to this point. All of a sudden, eReaders are popping up all over the place, with the Kindle 2, Sony’s eReader and others. So now, just as everyone has gotten used to eBooks, we are going to start seeing vooks. What is a vook? It merges eBooks and videos into a complete story. While you read the book, you can watch embedded videos that enhance the story. Right now there are only 4 titles to choose from, a workout book, cooking book, romance and thriller. They can be read on your computer or your iPhone. What do you think, will this new format take off? I think it could work for text books, DIY type books and non-fiction, but for fiction, I think the embedded videos might be distracting.
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