Interactive Books: Fad Or Novelty?
After a rather ordinary eco-book called ‘Our Choice’ was enhanced with an app that allows your breath to power an onscreen windmill (people are easily amused) it seems that the next generation of online books will have enhanced features. This will be a boon to republishing sure-fire bestsellers (I bet the first titles will be Sherlock Holmes and Alice In Wonderland) but – for now at least – will be too cost-prohibitive for new books.
Personally I find interactivity in reading tiresome and faddish, but probably fun for the easily distracted, like 3D is in films.
My friend Rick Drew forwarded an interesting article on this recently, here.