Just got an email from Vook about their future:
… we’re ceasing to publish content and moving instead to extend our digital publishing platform, VookMaker, as far and wide as possible. It’s a one-stop cloud based tool that lets you create great looking digital books, distribute them to the marketplaces and track their sales.
Their content creation tool is in beta so there isn’t any info about it on their website.
I guess that there wasn’t much of a market for enhanced ebooks through the iBooks platform to make a go of it. Goodness knows that they had enough variety and volume of enhanced books.
There has been quite a debate as to whether people really want enhanced ebooks, and I this is another datapoint in that discussion.