Someone suggested that I post a demo of what I’m talking about in my last post. So, we’ve quickly put together a very, very crude demo of an actual ePub file with rich media. This demo comes in the form of a fictitious book called “Cross Domain” with an “Ebook Xtras” section that lets you listen to audio, view video, look at book covers in a cover flow and link out to websites.
1. “Audio Book ” - this is a simple little audio player mockup and only the “play” button works (click it again to stop playback)
2. “Discuss on Forums” - this is simply a link out to a book discussion forum website
3. “Editorial Reviews” - also just a website link right now
4. “Meet the Writer” - a video interview
5. “More by this Author” - a cover flow like list of EPUB files on Feedbooks.com
You’ll need Adobe Digital Editions to view the demo.
Enjoy! - Micah