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Vook was created in 2008 by Internet entrepreneur Bradley Inman, with
the vision to unite the disparate worlds of books and videos into one
complete, blended story.
Vook has created an innovative platform where
all forms of media come together to create a whole greater than the sum
of its parts. Vook weaves together content from incredible writers and
professionally shot and edited videos by filmmakers from TurnHere.
Vooks also enhance the community and discussion associated with reading
great books and watching great films.
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
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.