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  • Dr. Vook, Ph.D Visits Vook New York City

    by Vook Contributor on

    I just had the pleasure to once again chat with Dr. Vook, Ph.D, who dropped by the Vook New York office yesterday. He’s hard at work on his upcoming TextVooks, which include the Civil War, World War I, Western Civilization and History of the Middle East. I can't wait to check them out. If you haven't had a chance to download his current American History 101 TextVook, click here.

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  • Vook Celebrates iPad2 with Launch Party on Twitter

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    In celebration of the iPad2's release this week, we have just launched a special promotion on Twitter. All you need to do is Like Us on our Facebook Fan Page and RT our message to enter to win an iPad2.

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  • MY ORANGE DUFFEL BAG VOOK: Sam Bracken Gets Clean, Looms Large

    by Vook Contributor on

    At age 5, an older boy lit Sam Bracken’s left arm on fire.

    When he was 9 years old, he became addicted to drugs and alcohol.

    By age 13, he decided it was time to get clean and pursue his dream of playing sports.

    After suffering from numerous family hardships and homelessness in high school, he was awarded a full-ride football scholarship to play under Coach Bill Curry at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1981. Sam set out to create a new life for himself, his few possessions packed into a single orange duffel bag, a bag that became a symbol of years of struggling.

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  • Learning How to "Be the Boss" in a Tough Economy

    by Vook Contributor on

    When fans turn on “The Office” Thursday evenings, they can expect boss Michael Scott, played by comedian Steve Carell, to once again lose the respect of his employees by unleashing all sorts of shenanigans, such as dating his boss Jan, engaging in sexual and racist jokes and fake-firing his employees.

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  • E-Books Celebrate 40th Birthday

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    The publishing industry will be celebrating 40 years of the e-book starting this Sunday with a big birthday celebration. Click here for an overview of the e-book and how it has transformed since its birth.

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  • Exclusive Interview with Dr. Vook Ph.D

    by Vook Contributor on

    Dr. Vook, Ph.D—our resident genius who just starred in his first Vook, “American History 101: The TextVook,” with many more on the way—just stopped by the office for an exclusive interview.

    I was so delighted to finally have the pleasure of meeting him in person over a bottle of San Pellegrino.

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  • Vook Releases First 'TextVook'

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    The success of our Video Guides demonstrated that readers were hungry (or thirsty, considering the speed "Cocktails" flies off the digital shelf) for original Vook material. So we’re excited to announce the launch of our next imprint of all new ...

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  • The Story Behind Dr. Vook, Ph.D

    by Brad Inman on

    Dr. Vook, Ph.D was a boy genius, born and raised in Brussels. Struck by a strange bolt of orange-ray lightning at the age of six, he recovered to find he understood all the information in the world.

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  • Tools Of Change - Part One

    by Vook Contributor on

    Vook had an insightful and informative time today at Tools Of Change. We met and reconnected with key players in publishing, both digital and traditional — such as Bowker, Oxford University Press and Sterling Publishing. New firms, such as Aquafas ...

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  • Exciting new deal with Hay House!

    by Vook Contributor on

    Vook is pleased to announce a new deal with the publisher Hay House that will allow Hay House to produce hundreds of enhanced e-books across multiple platforms with Vook’s MotherVook technology engine.

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  • Content snacking is yummy

    by Vook Contributor on

    Consumer response to our early titles was an immediate indicator that short form— useful content hit the sweet spot with mobile readers. Now we’re seeing that point of view reflected in the national media – check out this article from the New York Times that sports a Vook mention near the end. (http://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/business/13ping.html?_r=2&src=busln) The writer says that it’s been hard to gauge our traction, but the recent rave article in the NYT Mag itself, our sales hits with Pilates and JFK and our goal to release a 1,000 titles this year means we’re feeling rosy about the future.

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  • Vook is a happy camper!

    by Vook Contributor on

    Vook had a fantastic time at yesterday! We enjoyed a lot of discussions about open platforms, design for enhanced e-books in the editorial stages, and work flow management for digital products. We couldn’t walk anywhere without hearing about apps, digital product development, e-book marketing and technology advancements. And we apologize for eating some of the gobstoppers, we didn’t realize those were probably not Book Camp intended.

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  • READERS LOVE "YOGA IN BED"

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    Vook fans have spoken! We are very happy to announce that “Yoga in Bed” has been nominated as one of the Reader’s Choice Award Winners for About.com’s Best Mind/Body Apple iPhone App.

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  • Vook really just wants to say THANKS

    by Vook Contributor on

    It's always great to hear a heartfelt "THANKS" from a business or brand that you love. It's a great feeling when you know they really value your opinion, and your business. The reason is simple: we like to feel like we're helping build and improve the products they create.

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  • COOKVOOK #9 IN IBOOKSTORE!

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    Vook is excited to announce that Judith Klinger’s CookVook, “Cooking Simply: The Italian Way,” is #9 in the iBookstore! Congratulations, Judith!

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  • VOOK SUPERSTAR IS A WINNER IN NEW YORKER CONTEST!

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    We are very excited to announce that Vook superstar Lizzy Ha, who was instrumental in developing our “Reckless Road” Vook among many other projects, is one of 12 winners in The New Yorker’s fourth Eustace Tilley contest.

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  • Vook Android Launch!

    by Vook Contributor on

    Vook is thrilled to announce its launch on the Android platform as of 5:40 EST this past Friday. “Crush It!” by Gary Vaynerchuk is now available for download for users of the Samsung Galaxy Tablet and future tablets/Android phones.

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  • Top 5 Reasons for Working with Vook

    by Vook Contributor on

    Happy February!

    We’ve successfully made it to the month of love, where new and old partnerships can continue to blossom. In the spirit of partnerships, I wanted to take a moment to outline the top five reasons you should work with us to light up your content and provide your audience with a powerful Vook multimedia experience:

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