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ePublishing Week in Brief – 22nd to 26th of August 2011

Alien Newcomer on the Publishing Scene : NASA

Pushed by a desire to advertise their work. raise NASA’s research popularity and understanding and attract more aspirants to the study of science, technology, engineering and math, NASA announced last Monday that it is partnering with Tor-Forge Books to develop and publish a series of science-fiction novels in a series titled “NASA Inspired Works of Fiction.”

The publisher’s writers will be hosted by the Goddard Space Flight Center and receive access to data, facilities and educational design as well as to an evaluation of the finished stories.

eBooks now running for presidential elections

Vook , a technology platform that produces rich media experiences for the tablet market and works with a range of content partners including NBC, Simon & Schuster, ABC and Hay House and most major distribution channels including Apple, Amazon, Google and Barnes & Noble, has announced on Thursday 25th of August the release of a new Republican presidential candidates eBook series titled “A Politician’s Journey” that documents the prospective presidential candidates’ backgrounds, careers, platforms, and 2012 presidential aspirations.

According to Brad Inman, Chief Executive Officer of Vook, the new series will educate electors about the vision each of these candidates has for the United States.

Featured Republicans profiled with individual eBooks include:

  • Michelle Bachmann
  • Mitt Romney
  • Ron Paul
  • Rick Perry
  • Herman Cain

This first ever eBook series documenting the potential presidential candidates will be updated regularly during the 2012 primary campaigns.

New Gizmo on the Market : BookTrack

In an era where “first” in publishing abund, here is the latest newcomer : Booktrack.
Available on iPhone, iPad and Galaxy,  Booktracks are adifferent from audio books as they enable the reader to read the book. A technological gadget enables the booktrack to match the reader’s reading speed and produce appropriate soundtrack to accompany the reading process. Be it sound effect or musical soundtrack, these additions are aimed at enhancing the reading experience rather than replace it
Booktrack launched its new technology on the 24th of this month with the release of a new novel by Pittacus Lore called The Power of Six. Trying to strike a balance between more immersive and lively entertainment with the experience of reading, Booktrack represents a first in the publishing and music industries and a new genre of entertainment: soundtrack for books.

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