What exactly are enhanced e-books? Well, there are different answers to that question. It would seem to mean that something has been added or improved. But that "something" varies and is developing.
A U.K.-based design firm is taking Frankenstein and making the book interactive. Readers will be able to "brake and steer and maybe look under the hood." Not sure exactly what that will look like.
The YA book, Chopsticks, will allow readers to "flip through a photo album, watch video clips, listen to the favorite songs of the book’s characters, see their instant messages. You even can consume the book in shuffle mode–that’s right, you’re able to change the order of content."
Books are going multi-media with videos. There are even companies making books more "literary Farmville." Readers can vote to flesh out characters and storylines - and get access "to secret chapters if they encourage friends to read the book."
How will this change books? Is it still a book if you are watching videos, altering the characters and story line? If a cookbook recipe takes you ten minutes to read the recipe, but 35 minutes to watch the video, is it more a television show than a book?
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