CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2012) - Sourcebooks, a leading independent publisher, announces the immediate availability of The Shakesperience. Harnessing the dynamic features of Apple's authoring tool, iBooks Author, Sourcebooks has created remarkably interactive books that bring Shakespeare's plays to life in unexpected and exciting new ways.
Hoping to capitalize on the frenzy over Y.A. book sensations like The Hunger Games and Twilight, publishers are returning to their design departments and asking for new teen-friendly looks for classic high school staples like Emma, Jane Eyre, and even Shakespeare, according to The New York Times' Julie Bosman.
This only makes sense knowing what we do of the publishing business: When there's a big hit, others flock to follow it, whether that means writers rushing to create similarly themed works, agents hoping to snag their own dystopian success stories,
Some academics cringe while other see readers’ direction of plots as the future of reading
What if Romeo and Juliet lived happily ever after, or Van Helsing decided Dracula wasn’t worth the trouble? In a high-tech twist on Choose Your Own Adventure, “active fiction” imbues readers with precisely that kind of power.
Launching this month in Amazon’s Kindle Store, Coliloquy e-books are peppered with “choice points” that allow readers to take the story in the direction most appealing to them — whether it’s experiencing a critical moment through another character’s eyes, setting the protagonist on a new path, or seeing what a