Sourcebooks Launches New Series of Enhanced E-Books


UPDATE: Read more about this experimental Sourcebooks project (Sourcebooks Continues to ‘Experiment’ With 2Go Enhanced E-Book Series)

Classical Music, Presidential Speeches and Poetry “2Go”

Sourcebooks Launches Enhanced Ebooks from Bestselling Mixed-Media Imprint

Naperville, IL (March 21, 2012)—In celebration of today’s anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, Sourcebooks MediaFusion is releasing an enhanced, introductory ebook on the life and music of the famed classical music composer. Johann Sebastian Bach 2Go, along with enhanced products on three additional composers—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2Go, Ludwig van Beethoven 2Go, and Joseph Haydn 2Go—are available now for $2.99 in the ibookstore.

The classical music enhanced ebooks were designed to give you an introduction to the world of classical music through the composer’s work. In each ebook, you’ll not only discover the life and work of each composer through a thorough introduction to the artist and cues for what to consider when listening to his work, but, more importantly, throughout the text you’ll find embedded audio excerpts of the composer’s work. You can listen to short, representative samples as well as longer pieces by the composer.

For anyone from classical music aficionados and devotees to students and newcomers, this interplay of text and audio will allow you to more fully experience each composer’s contributions to classical music, and will become a jumping-off point through which you’ll want to discover more.

Also launching now are Presidential 2Gos from the multimedia book My Fellow Americans, by Michael Waldman (director of speechwriting for President Bill Clinton from 1995–1999). Ronald Reagan 2Go, Franklin Delano Roosevelt 2Go, John F. Kennedy 2Go, and George Washington 2Go are also available in the ibookstore $2.99. With these enhanced ebooks, you’ll discover some of each president’s most notable speeches, including the entire text of the speech and a brief introduction by noted political journalist and broadcaster George Stephanopoulos. Most importantly, you’ll be able to hear the heart of the speeches, either faithfully re-created by a guest contributor or delivered by the president himself.

Coming in April for National Poetry Month: Poetry Speaks 2Gos for William Butler Yeats, Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

UPDATE: Read more about this experimental Sourcebooks project (Sourcebooks Continues to ‘Experiment’ With 2Go Enhanced E-Book Series)


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