Booktrack Thinks eBooks Need Sound Effects and Soundtracks

Booktrack Thinks E-Books Need Sound Effects and Soundtracks
PCWorld (blog)
New York startup Booktrack is gunning for exactly this by adding musical scores and ambient noises to e-books. Booktrack, which is partially funded by PayPal founder Peter Thiel of utopian island fame, adds synchronized soundtracks to ordinary e-books ...
NASA Fiction Takes Flight With Tor/Forge Books
Huffington Post
Thanks to a new collaboration with NASA, scifi publisher Tor/Forge Books is bringing its authors a little closer to astronomical reality. According to their blog, a series of "NASA inspired Works of Fiction" will result from teaming up their authors ... Report: Even with E-Books, Not Comparing Costs Students Cash
MarketWatch (press release)
Now, they're the first to offer that same kind of cost-saving search for digital textbooks, comparing prices from Barnes & Noble, CourseSmart,, Kno, Cengage Brain, Amazon Kindle, Boundless Learning and in one easy website and ...
Author Says eBooks Will Hurt Authors Because Of Royalty Rates
The default settings come to something around 9% for hardcopy books. That same default setting foreBooks? Roughly 55% in royalty for the creator. Creators offering up eBooks on the Kindle DirectPublishing platform can expect their royalties to start ...
Libri Grant provides nearly $1500 worth of children's books to library
State Gazette
Several boxes of new, hardcover children's books arrived at McIver's Grant Public Library on Thursday as part of the Libri Foundation's Books for Children program. The shipment - valued at $1408.19 - was purchased through the grant by the Friends of ...
An Awesome Startup Launched Today That Could Change How You Read Books Forever
San Francisco Chronicle
Like movies have soundtracks, now books can have soundtracks. "It's difficult to imagine a movie with no soundtrack. Yet, until today, the technology did not exist to synchronize music and sound within an e-book," Paul Cameron, Booktrack's co-founder ...
UK Children Ditch Books for Facebook, Twitter
The new poll shows that UK youngsters born in the age of the internet are reading websites like Facebook and Twitter more than they're reading books. The survey, which was conducted by the British charity National Literacy Trust, consisted of 18141...
A NJ school issues an apology for sexual content in summer reading list
Christian Science Monitor
The Monroe Township Schools pulled two books – one of which includes graphic descriptions of lesbian sex and another a depiction of a homosexual orgy – from its reading list. "We were just trying to get students to read,” says one NJ principal. ...
On the Books Aug. 24: Stephen King producing left-leaning radio show, 'Notting ...
Entertainment Weekly
++ Booktrack (available in Apple's App Store) melds music and reading by setting soundtracks to e-books. Its first soundtrack-enhanced book will be The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore. ++ Do spelling and formatting errors in ebooks drive you nuts? ...
Withey: Books start off in young mouths but graduate to young minds
Edmonton Journal
One might assume babies and books do not mix, but of course this is not the case. Early literacy enriches children's vocabulary and teaches them vital skills, like how hold a book, how to recognize the shapes of letters and how to tell a story. ...
Shawnee couple's website kindles an e-book community
Kansas City Star
By EDWARD M. EVELD Sharing books is a perk of friendship, as in “I just read a great book I think you'll like.” Eventually, it's on your nightstand. Brian Ford of Shawnee was shopping with his wife, Carolyn, a library science student, late last year ...
President Obama: Why don't you read  more women?
In an interview on NPR's "All Things Considered," Weiner said: "It's just interesting to sort of stack [certain male authors] up against a Lorrie Moore or against a Mona Simpson -- who write books about families that are seen as excellent books about ...
Books stolen by Nazis to be returned
The Guardian
Almost 70 books stolen from the Social Democratic party by the Nazi regime will be returned in a ceremony at the end of August, Berlin's Central and Regional Library has announced. The books, which include an 1883 English edition of The Communist ...
Sick Days
New York Times
Margaret K. McElderry Books. $16.99. (Picture book; ages 3 to 7) These truths are not lost on the authors of new installments in two long-running series of picture books, “Llama Llama Home With Mama” written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney and “Bear's...
Bad Ideas: Booktrack Adds Sound Effects And Music to Books
Wired News
The books are available for the iPhone and iPad (Android coming soon), and come with added ambient effects, spot sound FX and a musical score. The software tracks you as you read (a distracting little widget constantly descends in the margin) and plays ...
HP to Present Digital Publishing Solutions at Frankfurt Book Fair
What They Think
"We are really looking forward to exhibiting at The Frankfurt Book Fair this year," said Paul Randall, EMEA Publishing Market Manager, HP. "The rise of digitally printed books has opened new market opportunities and revenue streams for many publishers ...
Blio Now Available on Android Smartphones and Tablets
PR Newswire (press release)
Baker & Taylor, the world's largest distributor of print and digital books powers Blio's Android digital storefront, which includes millions of paid and free titles directly from the application, offering a seamless buying and reading experience. ...
Free children's books from around the world — Crooked Timber
By Eszter Hargittai
They have books available in full for free from all over the world in their original languages (like Hungarian, Mongolian, Arabic, German, etc.). In addition to offering these books in their original language, they're also working on ...
Crooked Timber
Books on Books – Christoph Schifferli -
By manystuff
In conjunction with the New York Art Book Fair, the exhibition Books on Books offers an insight into Christoph Schifferli's collection of artists' books. The exhibition examines both the image of booksand their representation in ... — Graphic Design...
Grab Discounted Kindle Books on Kindle Daily Deal
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Want to buy cheap, and heavily discounted Kindle books? Amazon Kindle Daily Deals offers a new Kindle book everyday with a deep discount for Kindle.
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Error-Free E-books Will Come When Cars Can Drive Themselves
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Publishing Perspectives: Books are a wonderful form of addiction. Last year my addiction increased when I became an e-book reader. Now about half of what I read is in e-book form. Read the whole story: Publishing Perspectives ...
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