Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Vooks

The idea for vooks (book+video+computer+social media) has been stirring away for a while, and the company has recently started releasing a few versions. So far, sadly, I haven't been overwhelmed by the offerings, although the potential is there for some level of breakthrough.

You can see some excerpts from vooks here.

The company defines a vook as:

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.

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