Many of the top publishers are battling the maelstrom of self-published authors and fickle public sentiment. The average customer only knows what they buy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kobo. Enhanced ebooks are the big buzz word for the last few years and they bring a slew of multimedia enhancements to your reading experience. In order to build more public awareness on what enhanced ebooks entail, HarperCollins has just launched a new website to educate the public and draw attention to some of the best works.
Some books featured on the page right now are American Gods, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Telegraph Avenue, Prague Winter, and more! Visit the page to watch a great video that features authors such as Michael Chabon and Colin Powell discussing their enhanced ebooks. The new website is available for anyone to take a gander at HERE. There are also a number of previews that you can download right to your device, to see what all of the hype is all about.
The vast majority of the publishing world refers to EPUB 3, KF8, HTML5, and other formats as enhanced ebooks. HarperCollins is bucking the trend and referring them as Deluxe eBooks, which obviously confuses people and further fragments the publishing industry. The fragmentation of the next generation of ebooks is one of the main aspects that will be discussed at the upcoming IDPF conference, Digital Books, right before Book Expo America.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.