My Bookapp: digital reading reinvented.

What could the next generation of digital books be like?

Everything smells like chocolate, my novel about a failing young musician, was published october 2011.

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The pop-art story was perfect for a digitisation: my main character was unable to properly reflect on the self, only on what was in front om him: successful artists, famous songs, et cetera.

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That’s why, together with Buutvrij and Codedazur, we created a revolutionary iPad bookapp that takes reading to the next level, and translates Tom’s behavior into the reading behavior by continuously playing with his/her attention.
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The BookApp won 2 awards and 3 nominations, among them a Golden Spinaward (best mobile app) and a Eurobest shortlist (best innovation). In august 2014, the novel was reprinted as a Rainbow pocket featuring an Anton Corbijn photo on the cover.

 

Features:
  • A multimedia dashboard shaped as a bookmark
  • 250+ links to Spotify, Youtube & Wikipedia
  • A built-in audiobook that you can start on any page
  • Built-in Twitter and FB connectivity so you can ask me questions
  • Yellowing pages and coffee stains: if you read the book a lot, the pages age. Just like a normal book would
  • Chapter summaries: 150 words to get you up to speed if you haven’t read recently
  • A bonus if you click all links: get your e-book autographed by the author
  • An appendix, serving you up everything you’ve clicked on while reading.
Results:
  • Priced at first €7,99 and later €3,99, there are over 5000 downloads and counting.
    (We even beat Angry Birds for a while, in both Holland and Belgium.)
  • During National Bookweek, we topped the National e-Book gift. On free publicity alone.
  • A Golden Spinaward for best innovation.
  • A Eurobest shortlist for best mobile app.
  • Named best literary app of 2012 by Boekblad.
  • Second place at the Nationale Uitgeverscongres for best new publishing app.
ARNC app spin 
ARNC portfolio 1

ARNC portfolio 1

ARNC portfolio 1

ARNC portfolio 1

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