Lithomobilus Startup Launches New Ebook Platform
As Lithomobilus progressed, Quintana and team discovered further utility for the platform. "We found out that, yes, you could write these multi-threaded stories . . . but the way that we created the platform, you could also take any existing piece of literature, and add other pieces of content to it."
Though Quintana still plans to release novels that provide multiple viewpoints, the first titles released on Lithomobilus will harness the system's ability to present a network of related content. Using works that are out of copyright as a foundation, literary criticism and short stories are embedded into the parts of the text to which they relate. After reading a chapter of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, for example, a reader could easily jump into an essay dissecting the White Rabbit character. The EPUB 3-based platform uses tagging and a data schema to create a strong but flexible net that weaves these stories together.
And Quintana isn’t done yet. She is looking to partner with other publishers and license out Lithomobilus as a white-label product. “The platform is incredibly customizable, and I think it would work for most publishers,” says Quintana.
Lithomobilus’ first titles, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Pride and Prejudice, and Frankenstein will be released this spring.