It must be 2010 if we’re already announcing the world’s first “cookvook,” a Woman’s Day magazine product created by publishers Hachette Filipacchi with help from digital tech company Vook. The multimedia application will be available for download for $9.99.
The video element is nice, but the Woman’s Day Cookvook: Healthy Food for Everyday Living highlights one of the bigger issues with e-readers that we’ll be facing in the coming months: you can either pay $9.99 to download this “cookvook” onto your iPhone or on the Web, or you can just look up the recipes for free on the Internet. Of course, the cookvook is more than just recipes; it adds to the cooking experience with 45 videos and “an interactive experience.”
But as e-readers gain more prominence this year, this will be at the heart of the consumers’ dilemma over purchasing another subscription or downloading a book: why pay, when you can read it for free online?
Full press release after the jump.