Which E-book Enhancements Do You Prefer?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

Today’s lead article reveals that just 7% of the 600 publishers surveyed by Aptara are enhancing e-books. Enhancements can take a variety of forms. Some involve the use of multimedia, such as audio narration and film clips embedded in the text. Others are more simple, such as the inclusion of authors interviews, reading club questions and sample chapters from the authors other works. But adding too many “enhancements” can bloat a digital file — making it so large that it takes up a significant amount of your reader’s memory — and ultimately distract, rather than enhance the reading experience.

As a reader, which kinds of “enhancements” do you prefer?

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.