The subject of ebooks is old news by now, practically passé. These days the talk is all about enhanced ebooks – a sort of multimedia reading experience that could be part game, part movie, part interactive learning experience, and no doubt, part advertising.
Imagine reading a novel and being able to click on links throughout the text, taking you to maps, videos, author interviews, and anything else a programmer can think up.
Personally, it sounds to me like it would have its advantages in certain cases, but in general, no thanks. When I’m reading, I like to READ. It’s hard enough to focus these days, with our brains all messed up from email and the Internet. When I’m reading, I don’t want to be distracted by hyperlinks.
But that’s just me, and I’m ancient. And even though I love my Kindle and I spend pretty much all day on the computer, I’m still somewhat of a purist when it comes to reading.
What about you?
Today’s Q4U: What do you think of the idea of enhanced ebooks?
Have a great weekend!
(c) 2010 Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent