Technology has added interactive elements to books.
The Official Stoker Family Edition
by Bram Stoker
PadWorx Digital Media, 2010
PadWorx Digital Media released in October, 2010 a new interactive edition of
as an iPad app. In the words of Jeff Schechter, director and producer at
PadWorx Digital Media, “the book needs the reader as much as the reader needs
the book”. This is not a typical ebook, with the only interaction being swiping
one’s finger to turn the page. To advance the story, the reader must manipulate
various items in each page in order to reveal more text. This is an experience
of wonder, for all the senses, and during a first reading, there will be a lot
of experimentation to see how the various elements interact with the reader and
the text. The book also has its own soundtrack that plays throughout.
As the lines between media blur,
Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition
offers up a concept that well may be the future of reading, and one that
certainly has the power to engage an audience that might have passed the book by
in favor of more visual, interactive media. Highly recommended.
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