Ever since the dawn of the Internet, our world has become increasingly and more rapidly interactive. Today, laptops, smartphones, and now e-readers and tablet computers are turning everyday activities into multi-sensory experiences. Books, movies, music . . . it is all online and in the palms of our hands. The new frontier seems to be a landscape in which all of these media types are combined into a single, self-immersing package. Pioneering that future are the folks at Vook.
What is a “Vook“, you ask? Well, imagine combining video and book into one pretty, portable package. Heck, don’t imagine it . . . visit their site and give it a try! Vooks are a wild, new innovation that takes the text of a well-written book and blends it with high-quality video and the power of the Internet into a single, complete story. The videos actually enhance what you are reading and you do not have to switch platforms to watch them as you read. There is even a sweet, social dimension to vooks. As you are reading, you can connect with authors, others reads and even your friends through social media. This too is made to be seamless!
Vooks are acurrently vailable in two robust formats. There is a web-based application, suitable for use on any internet-connected computer. No software is required for this outside of your brwoser. There is also an app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. With the web-based application you don’t have to download programs or install software. For you Apple fans, there are free previews that you can download to your devices. For those using the web version, free previews are available right on the Vook site.
Vook prices are comparable to the current prices for most e-books. The selection of available titles is a little stark at this time, but it is growing. We see a great deal of potential in vooks, especially when it comes to how-to guides, reference materials, and children’s works. In fact, the selection of kids’ vooks already contains some classics that are sure to delight the little ones. You can help ensure the future of this start-up by visiting their site today and giving your first vook a testdrive!