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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Harlequin Interactive

I read about something Harlequin Publishing is doing and thought I'd share it with you. It sounds good to me.

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Elaine Cantrell
Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
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TORONTO, July 9 /PRNewswire/ Harlequin Enterprises Limited (http://www.eharlequin.com/), the global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction, announced today the launch of their Enriched Edition eBooks. With this launch, Harlequin becomes the first publisher to offer entire eBooks that are enriched with interactive buttons that hyperlink to Web sites with more information about the content.

The launch title, UNMASKED(http://ebooks.eharlequin.com/D0202CC6-7C9A-4669-AC03-444A8CBCC17B/10/126/en/ ContentDetails.htm?ID=3248E63E-7845-4356-B5CC-21B6FF6331D0) by NicolaCornick (http://www.eharlequin.com/author.html?authorid=726), a Regency-sethistorical, has been enriched with interactive buttons that hyperlink to Web sites containing photos, historical commentaries, illustrations, sound effects, maps, articles and more, bringing the world of the novel to life without the reader having to leave the computer or the current screen page. The interactive buttons have been designed to be unobtrusive, so if one prefers not to access the bonus material, the reading experience remains uninterrupted.By exploiting the interactive possibilities inherent with eBooks, Harlequin is recognizing the opportunity for online reading to enhance the reading experience, evolving it above and beyond the replication of print books.Harlequin will release select Enriched Edition titles from its many series and imprints, but chose to launch with a historical release since the period setting particularly lends itself to the enriched experience. Obscure period details, customs, terms and references become instantly accessible should the reader wish to learn more about the story's context.Enriched Edition eBooks are available at www.eBooks.eHarlequin.com<http://www.eBooks.eHarlequin.com/> and are being sold at the same price asregular eBooks.

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