Simon & Schuster Publishes Its First Enhanced E-book
Simon & Schuster Digital and Scribner have partnered with CBS News to publish Simon & Schuster's first enhaced e-book, "Nixonland" by Rick Perlstein. The e-book includes 27 historic video segments along with the original book text—ranging from the 1960 Kennedy/Nixon televised debates to Nixon's re-election speech in the midst of Watergate. It retails for $15.99 in the Apple iBookstore and on the Amazon Kindle app for Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
“Since the first digital books were published, many have wondered when we would be able to add to the reading experience by exploiting the full capabilities of digital media," says Carolyn Reidy, president and CEO of Simon and Schuster. "That moment is now."
"The partnership enables us to utilize the vast archives of CBS News to present some of the most important stories in history through a multitude of platforms," adds Margery Baker, executive in charge of CBS News Productions.
First published in 2008, "Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America" is an 896-page analysis of the rise and fall of Richard Nixon. The enhanced e-book also will feature an original interview with Perlstein conducted by Bob Schieffer, CBS News chief Washington correspondent and “Face the Nation” anchor.
“This enhanced 'Nixonland' will satisfy history buffs and readers who desire more from their reading experience in a user-friendly electronic format,” says Ellie Hirschhorn, executive vice president and chief digital officer, Simon & Schuster. “It’s a perfect jumping-off point for what a book can actually be in the digital era, and a model for creating more enhanced works that take advantage of our core publishing strengths.”
To view a demo and trailer for "Nixonland," visit http://pages.simonandschuster.com/nixonland