Sherlock Holmes book goes digital on iPhone, iPad

February 18th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 18 (ANI): Sherlock Holmes is back in the digital form, thanks to a French company, which has created a ‘Byook’ application for the iPhone and iPad, an ebook hybrid mixing text and effects.

‘The Adventure of the Speckled Band,’ one of the most-read Arthur Conan Doyle stories, has now been turned into an e-book that combines text with video and audio content.

For 1.91 pounds, users buy cinema-style sounds, from screams to horses’ hooves, and visual effects including a simulation of spreading blood.

“The first reason we chose it is because Sherlock Holmes is a free author, there are no copyrights on this story,” the Scotsman quoted Erwin Martinache, producer on the project, a saying.

“But also because we loved it.. We loved the universe, the characters, the story, and we thought it would be interesting to tell this story using our knowledge.”

The US company Vook has expanded ebooks to include embedded video, social media and networking links, ranging from classic works by Lewis Carroll and Shakespeare to cookbooks. (ANI)

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