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?