Lights Out for Enhanced Ebooks?

shutterstock_181106462Some say the prospects for enhanced ebooks went dark a long time ago–or never existed in the first place. Now, the news that Atavist Books is shutting its doors leads one author to revisit those claims.

While interactive digital content remains costly to produce and the audience for it limited relative to standard reflowable ebooks, there’s some indication that both those barriers are diminishing.

And even if they never disappear entirely, there may be ways for authors and publishers to continue innovating without putting all their eggs in the enhanced ebook basket.

Here’s why doing so might be worth it in the long-run.

Related: Pushing Digital Innovation Forward With the Digital Book Awards


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