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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.