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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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  • The Sherlock Holmes Experience

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    We’re pleased to announce the release of our newest new title: The Sherlock Holmes Experience: A Vook Double Feature. The vook enhances two Arthur Conan Doyle classic short stories—“The Man with the Twisted Lip” and “The Adventure of the Speckled ...

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  • Meet the New Members of the Vook Team

    by Vook Contributor on

    Vook is thrilled to welcome Peggy Garry as Legal Counsel and Tenesha Gleason as Senior Director of Business Development! Over the last few months Peggy Garry has been a great help to us with our legal contracts and we are ...

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  • Word of the Year?

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    We’re cosmpolitan in our newspaper consumption (we also rely heavily on Google Alerts), so we didn’t miss this item in this morning’s Globe and Mail that demonstrated our company name (as we’ve mentioned before) is fast becoming a catch-all for ...

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  • Tell Us What You Thought of the Crush It! Vook

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    If you purchased the Vook version of Crush It!, we’re curious to hear what you thought about the experience. A vook is an entirely new way to read and we really want to get feedback from our readers so we ...

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  • Vook releases The Breakaway Japanese Kitchen

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    We’ve launched a string of great vooks over the past month, and now we’re pleased to announce our latest title: The Breakaway Japanese Kitchen. Breakaway is our first “cookvook”—a vook that lets you read inspiring recipes and watch author Eric ...

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  • Vook Pricing

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    Pricing has been a very hot topic in the book world, and particularly with eBooks. In May, Motoko Rich had a New York Times article about readers revolting against pricing the Kindle version of David Baldacci’s latest novel at $15. ...

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  • VOOK AND VAYNERCHUK CRUSH IT!

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new vook: Gary Vaynerchuk’s New York Times bestselling Crush It! We’ve been working with Gary and his team for the past few months and it’s been extremely hard not to talk ...

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  • VITAL JUICE GETS INTO VOOK

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    I’ve been subscribed to the daily email Vital Juice for a few months now—I’m not part of its target demographic, but I’m a fan of the medium and always follow the examples that are particularly well done. So I’m pleased ...

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  • A new product, a new word

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    We’re pleased with the reaction to our first vooks—and, as language lovers, we’re intrigued by how the word vook itself has entered the popular lexicon. In April, the word Vook appeared in a New York Times article as a proper ...

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  • WE’RE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE ITUNES APP STORE!

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    We were thrilled to wake up this morning and see that we’re in the New and Noteworthy section on the front page of the iTunes App store. Apple has made our Promises vook a featured application. Written by Jude Deveraux, ...

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  • Vook survey sweepstakes!

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    We couldn’t be more pleased with our launch on Thursday – from a front page article in the New York Times to coverage in the Huffington Post, we had an excellent media response and we’ve been getting great input from ...

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  • Introducing Vook’s iTunes Apps

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    We were skeptical that we could trade the heft of a good book for reading on a mobile device, but once we exchanged William Vollmann’s massive Europe Central for the iPhone version, we became committed multi-platform readers. Mobile books let ...

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  • WEEKEND ON THE GO

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    VOOK PROMOTION! We’ve had a great response to our launch—and we want to make sure that everyone tries a vook as both a browser and mobile experience. We’ve got five free access codes for the iTunes app versions of each ...

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  • Bringing you Vook: Read it, Watch it.

    by Vook Contributor on

    The Vook Team is pleased to announce today the launch of our first vooks, all published in partnership with Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. These four titles—Promises, a romance by Jude Deveraux, The 90 Second Fitness Solution, ...

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  • Marble Hornets, a new kind of storytelling

    by Matthew Cavnar on

    I hesitate to bring this project to wider public attention—both because I don’t want anyone to steal it and because I fear its creators might find some of way of afflicting the sinister, malevolent force at its center on me. ...

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