Vook has been launched

The easiest way to describe Vook is that it takes books and reconfigures them for the digital age.  Instead of being just static words and images, Vook combines the written word with videos.  They’ve just launched with a handful of titles (four to be precise) and they cost about $7.  Less, if you buy one for the iPhone, etc.

The NY Times has a largish story on the new venture.  My only gripe is that for a supposedly tech savvy company, it baffles me they have no easily embedded videos to give consumers a better feel for what they do.

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  • jamesfurbush October 6, 2009, 4:38 pm

    Thanks Maria! Not sure why I couldn't find them when I looked. I'll have to do a quick update!

  • Maria Thurrell October 6, 2009, 1:24 pm


    Actually, we do have embedded videos. On our What is a vook? page (http://vook.com/vook.php) you can watch a short video that explains what a vook is and how it works. Additionally, on every product page (product index here: http://vook.com) there is a trailer for each title that explains what that title is about and how the vook format enhances that content.

    If you are looking for versions of the videos to embed on your site, you can visit any one of a number of video sites (vimeo, veoh, metacafe, yahoo video, etc) and grab the embed code from there.

    Best, Maria

    [disclaimer: I work at Vook]