Amplified Edition of Novel Shows Multimedia Possibilities for Digital Text


Ken Follett’s novel “Pillars of the Earth” is being released today as an Amplified Edition, an interactive electronic book for Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Videos and other content from the eight-hour Starz TV miniseries of Pillars are integrated within the digital text. More here from USA Today, including a video with highlights of the interactive features. The “Pillars of the Earth” app is available through the iTunes Store for $12.99. Updates to the app will occur as the Starz miniseries progresses.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.