How Would You Enhance Your eBook?
Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:12 PM
What would you add to your already-fabulous piece of work?
Okay, I'll go first.
One idea for mine is to have links the first time a character's name occurs, bringing up a quick video showing the name-sign. (That's pretty specific to my work, I imagine, since there's a deaf character and sign language plays a role.)
I was also thinking that I kind of dig the illustrations in Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan series, but due to the ability to re-size and re-flow text in eBooks, I'm not sure how well that works. (Note to self: Download the free preview for those books and see if they include the illustrations or not.) So perhaps in an enhanced format, there could be an icon anchored to a certain point in the text. When clicked, a pop-up with the illustration comes up. This would be kind of nice when my MC and her sister first arrive in the alternate dimension.
Maybe an "educational" version of the eBook providing a pop-up glossary for words identified to be significantly above the average reading level of the book. (Yes, I write YA--does it show?)
Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:17 PM
I think for some stories, some would really help bring aspects of the stories alive and bring the story home to some folks who may not have the knowledge, etc, to 'catch' it all. The possibilities are endless. And fun to dream about!
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:51 PM
I could come up with more ideas, but those are the first things that come to mind.
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:54 PM
And all the digital producers were showing off new authoring tools that they say will speed up the e-book/app development process, make production cheaper and more efficient and attract a new generation of publisher/producers to e-book development.
Interesting thoughts percolating in my head.
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