Ebook Design, Experiments

BookTrack: A Soundtrack for Ebooks?

Here’s an interesting idea: a sound track for ebooks. BookTrack.com is offering authors the ability to sync a sound track to their ebooks.

I have not had a chance to play with their app, but it sounds like a cool way to stand out from the crowd.

Here’s my question, though. Do people really want to listen to twelve hours of music while reading a book? I can see an opening snippet of music before and after a chapter, but I think it would interrupt my reading experience to listen to music all the time.

It’s a bit like having the author standing at your side providing unwanted commentary: what to think, how to feel, how to react to the story. Just shut up and let me read already!

All the same, integrating ebooks with audio and video seems to be the way of the future. SoundTrack is an ambitious startup hoping to get bought out my Amazon, if I had to guess.

Have you had success using SoundTrack? Tell us your experience in the comments, and I will report back when I’ve had a chance to play with their app.

Written by: J.M. Porup

Novelist J.M. Porup is An American Dissident in Exile. Read More

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