spot_img

Enhanced eBooks: The Hybrid Book Project

L. McMaken
8-10-11
Cincinnati, OH

 

Think print books can’t be digitally enhanced? Yes, they can and Melville House, an independent publisher has found a unique way to do just that. They are adding “enhanced content to print books.” Included with the purchase of a print book will be a scannable code or QR that readers can scan with their smartphones giving them exciting extras, for free.

Their press release explains, “Each book in the HybridBook program features not only the core text of the novel, but  extensive additional material rendered in digital form—the Melville House Illuminations. The Illuminations consist of highly curated text, maps, photographs and illustrations related to the original book. The Melville House Illuminations are free with the purchase of any title in the HybridBook series, no matter the format.”

The books featured on their website currently are classic literature from authors like Anton Chekov and Joseph Conrad. Other titles will be soon be forthcoming.

While enhanced or hybrid books have been around for a couple of years, this seems to be the first to give readers free content via their smartphone.

Similar Articles

Comments

FOLLOW US

2,023FansLike
3,113FollowersFollow
10,500SubscribersSubscribe

Recent Book Trailers

Instagram

Advertismentspot_img

Don't Miss

New Cozy “Mystery-licious” Reads

0
Murder at the Christmas Cookie Bake-Off - A Beacon Bakeshop Mystery #2 by Darci Hannah Tucked away inside an old lighthouse in Beacon Harbor, Michigan, bakeshop café owner Lindsey Bakewell is ready...

SNEAK PEEK: DARK DESTINY BY CHRISTINE FEEHAN

0
DARK DESTINY BY CHRISTINE FEEHAN (RELEASING NOVEMBER 30) The thrilling 13th book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan’s paranormal Carpathian/Dark series. They were masters of the...

SNEAK PEEK: HOUSE OF THE MOON BY DONNA D. CONRAD

0
HOUSE OF THE MOON BY DONNA D. CONRAD Covina, California, in the 1960s is a clean, white place to live just twenty-four miles east of...

SNEAK PEEK: GHOST OF A SUMMONING BY J.E. MCDONALD

0
GHOST OF A SUMMONING -- Wickwood Chronicles Book 3 THE PARANORMAL ROMANTIC COMEDY CONTINUES By J.E. McDonald There’s something extraordinary hidden behind Wickwood’s picturesque façade...and it...

AUTHOR GUEST BLOG: When Fact Meets Fiction by Gina Wilkinson

0
There’s an old saying ‘write what you know’ – and in my upcoming novel, When the Apricots Bloom, fact most definitely meets fiction. The story...

FIRST LOOK: REGARDING THE MATTER OF OSWALD’S BODY #1

0
REGARDING THE MATTER OF OSWALD’S BODY #1 Discover the Greatest Conspiracy in American History from ‘Iron Man’ Writer Christopher Cantwell in November 2021 BOOM! Studios...

Guest Post::: 8 Facts About Pigeons During WWII by Stephanie Graves

0
8 Facts About Pigeons During WWII by Stephanie Graves 1. Pigeons have an innate ability to find their way home across hundreds of miles of unfamiliar...

SNEAK PEEK: SUNSET DISTORTION BY PAUL BAHOU

0
SUNSET DISTORTION -- The Pyramid At The End Of The World BY PAUL BAHOU Lazer is an almost made it, middle-aged guitarist who plays in an...

Coming up::: Local Comic Shop Day® is on Wednesday, November 24th.

0
For the second year in a row, Local Comic Shop Day® will land on a Wednesday. According to Marco Davanzo, Executive Director of ComicsPRO...

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS COMMITS TO BECOMING CARBON NEUTRAL IN DIRECT EMISSIONS IN 2022

0
HarperCollins Publishers today announced a global commitment to becoming carbon neutral for its direct operational emissions in 2022. In order to meet this goal,...