The new multimedia books use video that is integrated with text, and they are best read — and watched — on an iPad, the tablet device that has created vast possibilities for book publishers.Publishers are doing more than just transferring printed words to the electronic world.
Simon [and] Schuster has taken the best-selling “Nixonland,” first published in hardcover in 2008 in a whopping 896 pages, and scattered 27 videos throughout the e-book…. Penguin’s edition of Mr. Follett’s “Pillars of the Earth” comes with video clips from an eight-part television series based on the bookWhile these types of additions may not work for every book, publishers are looking for ways to enhance e-books. The New York Times said:
… eventually the books could regularly feature full-length movies and photo slideshows. For authors who are open to the concept, new books could be written with multimedia in mind.Do you see the opportunity for multi-media in the book you’re writing? Would you write a book, trying to include such an opportunity?