Atria Books and Simon & Schuster, Inc., have introduced the Vook, a new format hailed by the companies as a "revolutionary reading format."
The vook blends text and video into an integrated and uninterrupted reading and viewing experience, enabling readers to read and watch both text and video at the same location on their screen.
Four vooks have been released: Promises by Jude Deveraux, The 90-Second Fitness Solution by Pete Cerqua, Embassy by Richard Doetsch, and Return to Beauty by Narine Nikogosian. All four titles are available for $6.99.
The inaugural vook titles are available in two formats: standalone mobile applications for the iPhone and iPod touch and web browser based editions.