Vook – The new digital Book

September 1, 2010 at 5:24 pm (Book Reviews, Interesting stuff)

Has anyone tried a Vook, yet?

I was recently asked to review a Vook and I have to say, I find it quite interesting. The Vook is what I consider a video and a book put together. The one I reviewed was by acclaimed paranormal romance author; Sherrilyn Kenyon. It’s titled Dark-Hunter: An Insider’s Guide.

You can check out my actual reviews on Suite101 and Examiner.com. They contain different info, so read them both.

But I wanted to mention a quick note here and see if I was the only one who hadn’t heard of a Vook. Geeze, I didn’t realize how technologically lame I was until I realized Vook was founded back in 2008 and I had never heard of it. Tons of authors are there in numerous genres: Deepak Chopra, Anne Rice, etc. But this was my first dab into Vook world.

Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Vook was neat though. You can download it for iPads, iPhones or touch screen iPods or in website format (which the technologically disadvantaged me did). I also chose to read the Vook in combo format, where I could read the story on my right, and watch author interviews on the left. This particular Vook had 5 short stories of Kenyon’s, some that were never-before-seen, pictures, and of course the interviews.

Sherry was interviewed in the very office she writes her novels in and gave readers a little insight into each story, which I found fascinating as a writer and not just a fan. Something else that I found cool, was how the Vook linked character names in the stories to their corresponding character profiles on Kenyon’s website. So, the characters I hadn’t heard of before, or couldn’t remember, I could brush up on while reading the story. Very cool in my opinion.

Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Vook was just released on August 8th of this year, so I am glad I got a first take on it, by the way…you can buy it here if you want…for cheap, might I add.

So if any of you guys have had an experience with a Vook, let me know…actually, if you have never heard of Vook, let me know too so I don’t feel all alone in the world.  🙂 Really though, I recommend Vook, if you haven’t tried it. The new wave in reading technology is getting better and better each time.

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