Do you own any eBooks which have ‘extras’? By extras I mean similar to a DVD when they have the bonus features, or maybe video or animation.
Like everything else these days, eBooks are evolving as I speak and I have already had an enquiry this year about placing video within an eBook. I found out that iBooks on Apple iTunes allows for this, so it’s something I will be looking to learn inside out over the next few weeks so I can create the video eBook for my client.
So far I haven’t found outlets such as Amazon or Smashwords accepting eBooks with ‘extras’, but I am sure it won’t be long before they do.
One of my goals this year is to learn how to format eBooks using html/css. I know the basics, but haven’t actually attempted to format using html before – and I am quite looking forward to it. But it’s also worrying, how fast are eBooks going to evolve, will I be able to keep up?
I could go into the finer details about how eBooks could evolve but I found a really great article The Evolution of eBooks which covers everything I want to say about the subject and more.
If you’re an author/writer and looking to publish an eBook, what sort of ‘extras’ would you consider including? I’d be really interested to know.