The Inquirer-Home

Harper Collins tries video books

Nibble For those too lazy to read
Tue Feb 03 2009, 11:33

BOOK PUBLISHERS IN THE US are bending over backwards to find ways to get Americans to look at books when they are too lazy to actually read them.

Harper Collins is digitally creating video versions for books iPhones and other electronic gadgets.

The first person to get a video book made is Jeff Jarvis, whose book, What Would Google Do?, will be available in all the other formats. The video apparently features Jarvis waffling on for 23 minutes on what his book is about, rather than actually reading the thing. Sounds more like an advert to us. µ

Washington Post


Share this:

blog comments powered by Disqus
Subscribe to INQ newsletters

Sign up for INQbot – a weekly roundup of the best from the INQ

INQ Poll

Heartbleed bug discovered in OpenSSL

Have you reacted to Heartbleed?