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  • Vook is on the iPad!

    by Vook Contributor on

    When we last left off, we were eagerly counting down the hours to the release of iPad. We weren't alone. People lined up hours in advance. Apple stores served breakfast. The twitter stream was abuzz with anticipation. Finally, the doors ...

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  • Vook, the iPad and the Dawn of Mixed Media

    by Vook Contributor on

    We recently sent out a survey to members of the Vook community to find out what our readers thought of our Vooks. In 40 hours, we got a tremendous 367 responses expressing an incredible amount of enthusiasm for the Vook, ...

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  • Actions Speak Louder Than Words

    by Vook Contributor on

    In today's world, speaking a second language is a great advantage. But there's one widely-used language that you can't learn with a Rosetta Stone: the language of non-verbal cues. Non-verbal behavior expert Joe Navarro explains that an estimated 80 percent ...

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  • Anne Rice's Vook Experience

    by Vook Contributor on

    It's a fact: Vampires are back and bigger than ever. And while we certainly owe some of the resurgence to Twilight, there's another vampire expert getting some serious attention right now: Anne Rice. Why? Because she took a plunge into ...

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  • The iPad: A First Look

    by Vook Contributor on

    As the launch date for the iPad gets closer, the hype is getting bigger and the pictures are getting clearer--literally. Amazon revealed shots of the Kindle app for tablet computers yesterday. Barnes and Nobles is in the race, too; according ...

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  • What Do You Think About Vook?

    by Vook Contributor on

    First of all: a big "thank-you" to everyone in the Vook community who has joined us on this exciting journey into the future of publishing. Things are happening fast around here and we're getting lots of positive media attention. Today, ...

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  • VOOK RELEASES THE UNLEASHING THE IDEAVIRUS VOOK

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    Worried that nothing technologically newsworthy is going to happen before the iPad comes out on April 3rd? Fear not! There's a big, exciting launch today – We’re releasing Seth Godin's Unleashing the SUPER Ideavirus Vook. And for a limited time, ...

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  • VOOK RELEASES ANNE RICE

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    Anne Rice has created some of the most powerful and captivating vampire stories in literature—and we were overjoyed when she agreed to work with us. Today, you can see why we were so excited with the release of Anne Rice’s ...

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  • Vook is only as good as its filmmakers

    by Brad Inman on

    Vook has a simple idea: put great filmmakers together with great authors and let them create a new kind of media. But for this to succeed, we need a talented filmmaker who can be imaginative, work with another creative vision ...

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  • Vook and Anne Rice

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    One of the great things about working at Vook is that we constantly get to announce new titles we’re releasing with exciting authors. A few weeks ago, Seth Godin let slip that he’s working on a Vook with us—and today ...

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  • See what Vook can do with Shakespeare

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    We’ve worked with some pretty big name authors, but now we’re partnering with one of the world’s undisputed greats: William Shakespeare. And we think we’ve found a really interesting way to make some of his classic sonnets surpisingly fresh. Just ...

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  • Vook releases Treasure Island

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    We’ve told you we’re going to be releasing a host of Vooks in 2010— and the process is now officially underway. Tuesday saw the launch of our Woman’s Day Cookvook and today we’re unveiling Treasure Island. We put a lot ...

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  • Vook and Woman's Day launch a Cookvook

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    We’re thrilled to announce the release of the Woman’s Day Cookvook: Healthy Food for Everyday Living —our new vook that’s packed with 45 mouth watering videos, ranging from decadent but surprisingly healthy chocolate concoctions to a delicious low-fat macaroni and ...

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  • VOOK IS HIRING!

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    Vook is expanding aggressively—and that means we’re hiring! We’re looking for a Director of Marketing, a Product Manager and a Hyperlinking Assistant. Anyone who wants to work with a young, rapidly growing company in a cutting edge industry should apply. ...

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  • A new You for the New Year

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    This year, whether you want to lose weight, look great, or make money doing what you love (or all of the above. Why not?), we've got a vook for you. For a limited time, we're offering a special promotion with ...

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  • A Year End Note From Vook

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    Friends, 2009 was an explosive year for Vook. We watched our vooks become hits with readers and we took a leading role in the digital book revolution that's sweeping the publishing industry. When we started production on our first vooks ...

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  • WE MEANT -- 20,000 Sherlock Downloads!

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    We are thrilled to announce a tremendously successful week of downloads for our Sherlock Holmes Experience vook. With great support from Apple, picking our app as the #1 “Staff Favorite” for the holiday week, Sherlock received over 17,000 20,000 downloads ...

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  • It's certainly our word of the year

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    Getting on Wired’s Jargon Watch was a nice coup for Vook, but now recognition for creating the word "Vook" is rolling in so fast that our Google Alerts are beginning to resemble the what-to-get-who for Christmas email chains we have ...

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  • Vook's holiday present to you

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    Starting today and running through the weekend, we're dropping the price of the Sherlock Holmes Experience iPhone app to $0.00! That's right: the iTunes app is FREE. Why? Well, we're getting into the holiday spirit. If you’re like us, you ...

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  • Vook Makes Wired's Jargon Watch

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    Last time we remarked the entry of the word Vook into the popular lexicon, it was jockeying for position as Word of the Year with “swine flu” “death panel” and “shovel-ready.” Worthy competitors, sure, but kind of grim company. So ...

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