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BookTrack: Soundtrack for Books

Written on August 25, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Read an e-book more extensively, as BookTracks adds sound effects to your reading habit.

BookTrack is a start-up that publishes e-books with movie-like soundtracks. With Android support on its way, this new application is a Kindle-like e-book with music and sound effects that is now available for Apple’s iOS. The BookTrack is a stand-alone mobile application that plays scene-appropriate, cinematic-music while you read. Moreover, sound effects like creaking footsteps and crackling of the fireplace plays in particular parts of the paragraph. One interesting feature of BookTrack, meanwhile, is its ability sync sound changes depending on your reading speed.

But while some users finds this new app fun – and makes reading even more extensive – others find it distracting and unnecessary.

To learn more about BookTrack, hit the play button at the video after the jump.

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Harry Potter E-Books Out to Charm the Electronic Publishing Industry?

Written on April 05, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Can the world famous boy wizard, Harry Potter, truly revolutionize electronic publishing?

It’s been four years since JK Rowling’s Harry Potter has ended (in the books that is), but it’s only now that the world famous writer is warming up to the idea of making e-book versions of the series. Welcome to the 21st century, Rowling!

According to BookBrunch Publishing industry site editor, Liz Thomson, the rights may be worth £100m. She even elaborated that “Experts believe that move could revolutionize the world of electronic publishing, triggering rocket sales of e-book readers such as Kindle and the iPad.”

Can the Harry Potter e-books cast a charm that would rock electronic publishing down to its core?

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Android Market Welcomes E-Books; Are Movies and Music Next?

Written on February 25, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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E-books make an entry at the Android Market. Will Movies and Music sections come next?

Over the past week, Android lovers has been in a frantic frenzy (Gadg is well aware of its redundancy) with the rise of new Android Market URLS which fixated us on two, to be specific: http://market.android.com/music/ and http://market.android.com/movies/. But before we go crazy over the two yet-to-be-functioning URLs, let’s give some love as we welcome […]

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Barnes & Noble Invites Bookworms to a “Very Special Event”

Written on October 20, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Barnes and Noble is holding an event on October 26. What is this about? Many are speculating this might have something to so with the Nook.

It has been ages since we first saw Nook. It was first launched lastOctober 20th and started shipping December of the same year. We actually don’t know if Barnes and Noble is planning to do follow up on this. Then out of nowhere, Barnes and Noble announced that they’ll be holding an event on October 26.

Last Monday, the bookstore announced that the company is updating Nook’s firmware. Will they announce something special during the event? No one can really tell.

Nook at some point stole the spotlight from Amazon’s Kindle. But since updates are few, it gradually went out of sight.

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Amazon Presents The Kindle

Written on July 30, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Get ready for the new version of Kindle. It's 21% smaller and 15% lighter than its predecessor. Coming your way this August.

We all perceived the possibilities and now its for real. Today, Amazon introduced a new version of the Kindle, the reading device for e-book geeks. The hand held device to be released on August 27 is 21% smaller and 15% lighter than its predecessor.

To add up features on this new sweet, there are two radio configuration, $139 for the WiFi only version and $189 for the 3G one with AT&T network to work with.

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