Since the introduction of Apple’s iPad, it has taken the computer platforms by storm. Apple boasts over 1 billion plus apps strong and the count continues to grow. One of the greatest features (I think) that ever hit the iPad was the iBooks app. However ABC has released their Video Bookstore, eBooks & Video all in one place.
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The iBooks app works both on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, it gives you a plethora of books to download and read right on your device, plus the books are stored locally on the device, and a backup copy syncs to your computer.
But with the invention of eBooks or Electronic Books one must beg the question, “what about the paper back & hard bound book sellers”? eBooks do not require the destruction of trees, resources being tapped, or worse, waste being put back into the system. True with the usage of eBooks the consumers are getting the same data, but for a fraction of the cost. Will eBooks finally do away with regular books? This is the question that a lot of publishers are asking themselves.
ABC has just released a free app on the iTunes market for both iPad and iPhone alike, called the Video Bookstore. The Video Book that ABC now offers currently only has two titles released and so much more coming. One of the releases “A Modern Fairy Tale” The Prince William & Kate Middleton story, from how they grew up, dated, fell in love and finally the engagement. I am sure as time goes forward, with new-news I would hope these Video Books would be updated, but it’s too early to see how this newly formatted Video Book will fare. I for one welcome it, and truly am looking forward to the new releases to come.
The ABC app is free, however there is a cost per Video Book (prices do vary). I say give this new approach your full support, imagine what the future could hold for this new format.