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Simon & Schuster Releases Its First Enhanced eBook

nixonland23.jpgSimon & Schuster has built its first enhanced eBook–complete with CBS News video clips and a $15.99 price tag. What do you think? How much value does video add?

CBS News and Simon & Schuster’s Scribner imprint have teamed up to build an enhanced ebook edition of Rick Perlstein‘s 2008 book, Nixonland. The book will feature 27 video segments woven into the original text, CBS News stories that illustrate historic moments in the book. The text also includes a bonus interview between Face the Nation anchor Bob Schieffer and Perlstein.

Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy had this statement: “Since the first digital books were published, many have wondered when we would be able to add to the reading experience by exploiting the full capabilities of digital media. That moment is now, and we are especially pleased that for Nixonland, our first enhanced ebook, we are able to partner with our colleagues at CBS News to offer readers a book that combines to superb effect a critically acclaimed bestselling work with the gold standard of broadcast journalism.”

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