Enhanced ebooks are the ones which contain audio and video elements. You can play them right within the book, there is no need to switch applications.
Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean you get a film instead of a book. Multimedia objects are supplementary and their role is to amplify the book’s written message. A good example of such a book is Nixonland (watch a video below).
Enhanced ebooks can be played on mobile devices – tablets or smartphones. Ereaders like Kindle or Nook can’t play video as their electronic ink screens refresh too slowly.
You can buy or download enhanced ebooks from application stores like AppStore for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The books listed there are standalone applications. One of the most famous examples is The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave.
You can also find enhanced ebooks in ebookstores: Kindle and iBookstore. In Kindle Store search for phrase “Kindle Edition with Audio/Video“.
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