From Martin Taylor’s eReport:
This is a follow-up to my earlier post on PressBooks, one of the new breed of online tools for ebook publishing that have emerged over the last few months. The three tools I’m looking at are:
Inkling Habitat (review coming)
There are several others in this category but these three offer a good overview of the field. In this post, I’ll take a look at Vook and in the final part I’ll review Inkling Habitat which is pitching itself squarely at the textbook market.
Vook’s roots are in enhanced ebooks
Vook started life as a publisher of enhanced ebooks, incorporating video, audio and interactive features into its works (the name was a play on ‘video books’). In early 2012, Vook released the rich media publishing platform it had developed as a do-it-yourself online service for publishers.
Vook is a paid service with monthly plans ranging from US$19.99 for a single user and storage for about 10 ebooks, to US$199 a month for 5 users and storage for about 60 ebooks. You can set up a free trial account which gives you access to the full suite of publishing tools but outputs not-for-sale watermarked preview editions.