Vook: The future of reading

With all the recent news about Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s dominance in the eReader catagory with the Kindle, I thought we should highlight another company that loves reading: Vook.

What is a vook?  According to their website, “A vook is a new innovation in reading that blends a well-written book, high-quality video and the power of the Internet into a single, complete story.”

Imagine this: You can now read your book, watch videos that enhance the story and connect with the authour and friends through Twitter all on one screen, without switching between platforms or devices.

Vooks are available in two formats: As a web-based application you can read on your computer and a mobile application for reading on the go. With the web-based application you don’t have to download programs or install software. Just open your favorite browser and start reading and watching in an exciting new way. You can also download and install the mobile applications through the Apple iTunes store and sync them with your Apple mobile device.

The Washington Post has an amazing article discussing the merits of books vs vooks.  And if you need a visual explanation of what a vook is here’s your “high-quality video” to complete the story:

What are your thoughts on this hybrid of text and video?