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ABC News Publishes Enhanced eBook on Osama Bin Laden

ABC News has published a video enhanced eBook entitled Target: Bin Laden – The Death and Life of Public Enemy Number One. The following writers contributed to this title: chief white house correspondent Jake Tapper, senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz, eyewitness Nick Schifrin, chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross, and Nightline co-anchor Terry Moran.

Here’s more from the press release: “[The eBook] features heart-stopping video and photography from the ABC News archives  – from bin Laden’s last interview with a Western news organization and the terrible events of September 11, 2001 to the war in Afghanistan and the white-knuckle moments inside the Situation Room as President Obama and his team watched the operation in Abbottabad unfold.”

The eBook divulges new revelations including Osama Bin Laden‘s codename (“Cakebread”). It also contains one hour of video from ABC News and more than fifty photographs. There are two versions of this eBook available; a full version priced at $7.99 and another that contains only texts and images priced at $5.99. Follow this link to read a free chapter.

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ABC News Unveils ABC Video Bookstore App

Today ABC News introduced an interactive ABC Video Bookstore in the Apple App Store, producing eBooks and enhanced eBooks that draw from the news organization’s extensive archives.

Follow this link to see the free iPad app. The store opens with two titles: A Modern Fairy Tale: William, Kate and Three Generations of Royal Love (sample page embedded below) by Jane Green and The Amanda Knox Story: A Murder in Perugia by ABC News. The titles will sell for $7.99 through the app and for $5.99 as text and photo eBooks for eReaders without video support.

ABC News president and author Ben Sherwood explained in the release:  “Working with our colleagues at Hyperion, we are uniquely positioned to give readers access to history in a vibrant eBook form – from political campaigns and human drama to the triumphs and tragedies that grip the world.”

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Jake Tapper Lands Book Deal for Afghanistan Reporting

ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper has landed a book deal with Little, Brown and Company to write Enemy In the Wire about a major battle in Afghanistan.

Geoff Shandler acquired the book from Christy Fletcher at Fletcher and Company. In 2001, Tapper (pictured, via)  published Down and Dirty with Little, Brown.

Here’s more about the book, from the release:  “[It] will tell the investigative and inspiring story of the 54 US soldiers who were attacked by and ultimately (after more than 18 hours of fighting) prevailed over 300-400 Taliban at Combat Outpost Keating in northeast Afghanistan.  Tapper will detail the battle and the soldiers’ heroism and valiant service under fire and tell their stories, those of their loved ones, and those of the eight US troops killed that day. He will also investigate the unusual and compromising geography of the camp — tucked in a vulnerable valley surrounded by three heavily forested mountains near the Pakistan border, and explore the history of the camp within the context of the larger mission in Afghanistan.”