Audio-Visual Ebooks Now Possible with Blurb

October 4, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books, Software | 0 Comments |
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Blurb has announced a new version of its easy-to-use ebook editor that allows authors to add video and audio to their iPad-compatible electronic books. “We have effectively turned digital storytelling on its head,” said Eileen Gittins, CEO and Founder, Blurb.co.uk. “You’ll get the familiar structure and narrative of a book, plus the freedom to add multimedia to create a richer, non-linear storytelling experience.”

Blurb Press Release

Blurb Enhances Ebook Capability

Anyone can now create rich media ebooks for the iPad with audio and video

London, UK — 2 October, 2012 — Blurb®, the creative publishing platform, today announced a new version of its easy-to-use ebook editor that allows authors to add video and audio to create a vivid, multi-dimensional storytelling experience on the iPad®.

“We have effectively turned digital storytelling on its head,” said Eileen Gittins, CEO and Founder, Blurb.co.uk. “You’ll get the familiar structure and narrative of a book, plus the freedom to add multimedia to create a richer, non-linear storytelling experience.”

Known for helping bookmakers of all skill levels create exceptionally beautiful books, Blurb is a complete platform for anyone who wants an easy way to create, share, and sell print and digital books. Authors can create their book once and output it to print or ebook format, quickly and automatically.

With Blurb’s enhanced ebook editor, you can now breathe new life into books on the iPad by adding video, audio and other content from your computer, phone or camera. With a few clicks, your ebook becomes a multimedia masterpiece.

“Contemporary storytelling like this embraces the way we live our lives today, capturing and consuming media in multiple formats, wherever we go. Plus it’s quick and easily shared with an audience. ” Gittins continued.

Blurb’s ebooks are truly optimised to display images and text beautifully, so your work is recreated exactly the way you designed it. This is of particular interest to children’s books, cookbooks or how-to guides where design and presentation are critical. Your print book is always bookstore quality too - with top-notch binding, gorgeous paper and professional printing.

Blurb also gives authors everything they need to share and sell their book easily.  Blurb’s authors receive free promotional tools and can sell their books through the Blurb bookstore. What’s more, Blurb will help ebook authors submit their work to the Apple iBookstore for free.

For more information, and to create an ebook today which you can share, promote, and, please visit http://www.blurb.co.uk/ebooks. For a visual explanation and demonstration of the product: http://vimeo.com/49748737.



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