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Posts Tagged ‘enhanced eBooks’

Scholastic Teams Up with Ruckus Media Group to Launch New Transmedia Imprint

Scholastic is teaming up with Ruckus Media Group to launch a new children’s transmedia imprint–utilizing different platforms to tell stories. The new imprint will also explore backlist titles with these new tools.

The Scholastic Ruckus imprint will publish books for all ages (from infants to teens) in a variety of platforms including print, eBooks and enhanced eBooks. The imprint has several projects in the works and has titles slated for release in 2012. What Scholastic authors would you like to see enhanced eBooks from?

Here’s more from the release: “In addition to intellectual property from titles in the Ruckus library and new projects developed for both digital and print, Ruckus Media is aggressively acquiring rights to out-of-print backlist titles to publish in print or in e-book formats to be distributed by Scholastic under the Ruckus imprint.” What do you think?

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Melville House Adds Digital Content to Print Books

As Melville House releases The Duel novella series, they have added enhanced content to the print books–launching their HybridBook project.

Print readers can can download additional digital content for free using a QR code or URL included inside the print book. These “Melville House Illuminations” will sometimes be longer than the book itself.

Publisher Dennis Johnson explained in the release: ”The Illumination for the HybridBook version of Anton Chekhov’s The Duel contains an essay on dueling by Thomas Paine, poems by Lord Byron, philosophy by Nietzsche, an anti-dueling church sermon, an argument in favor of dueling by a U.S. Senator, and the rules to the game of vint—a game that plays a role in the plot … And there’s so much more—maps, cartoons, recipes, photographs, paintings—to enhance the reader’s experience.”