The Future of Digital IT Pro Books = Vooks?

An interesting development in the world of publishing launched yesterday – Vooks. Vooks are described on the website as:

“You can read your book, watch videos that enhance the story and connect with authors and your friends through social media all on one screen, without switching between platforms.

Vooks are available in two formats: As a web-based application you can read on your computer and a mobile application for reading on the go. With the web-based application you don't have to download programs or install software. Just open your favorite browser and start reading and watching in an exciting new way. You can also download and install the mobile applications through the Apple iTunes store and sync them with your Apple mobile device.”

I’m not sure I’d want to read Harry Potter this way, but it sure seems appealing for something like the Insider’s Guide to Hyper-V, or Windows PowerShell in Action. Ability to look at an animation video about Hyper-V Architecture in the Insider’s Guide, like this one, or to pop a question to the PS forum, like this one, would so rock.


What do you think? Leave comments here and I’ll route tot the PTB at MSFT in the publishing game.

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