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Ebooks research

Discussion in 'Books' started by Victor Yossano, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. Victor Yossano

    Victor Yossano Cadet

    Apr 9, 2014
    Hey guys

    I'm a founder of an ebook startup and want to know your opinion about ebooks nowadays.
    Mainly Sci-Fi and Fantasy books.

    Likes, dislikes, improvements, things that could exist and don't ...

    We are willing to change the way people read digital books, but we want to know your opinion so we can make a better product for you.


    Victor Yossano
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

    Mar 20, 2004
    Victor, while I personally prefer physical books I'm curious as to what types of changes you envision that could be done to the current ebook systems?
  3. Victor Yossano

    Victor Yossano Cadet

    Apr 9, 2014
    Hello Kevin.

    I think that ebooks are simply emulating what we already have on real life. That's one reason people avoid them. We need stop thinking it as a book and start thinking as a media with a purpose of telling a story, no matter how, but without compromising the way we are used to read a book, otherwise it'll be a different thing.

    The dictionary is a great feature, that's when the ebook stop being passive and start being active by giving you the information that you need it when you need it.

    Our model aims to build an intelligent eBook that gives you content from the book if you need it like character information, physical appearance, specific dictionary and what a character did on the last chapter that character appeared. All that with only one click to get the information and a click to get back to the book. Without the need to leave the book app and all the content spoiler free.

    That's only our beginning, I hope to discuss with you if the experience is good or not and if there is something that we could change on the way we are used to read a book.

    If you live on the us, feel free to download our first book on that model, so you can experience it by yourself.


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