Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin Launches First Video-Enhanced eBook

By Megan O'Neill 

Emmy Award winning Animal Planet host Jeff Corwin is taking eBooks to the next level in a new series, Jeff’s Explorer Series, that uses high-quality videos to supplement the reading experience.  This video-enhanced eBook experience is the first of its kind.  Corwin says, “I am excited to bridge the medium of TV and publishing through the series.”

According to a press release, “This eBook series, a first of its kind created for kids, families, educators and anyone passionate about nature, focuses on introducing both marine and terrestrial species to readers which are rarely explored in other publications, presenting them in a new light with never before seen edited video footage, showing the species in their natural habitats.”

The first eBook released in the series, Jeff’s Explorer Series: SHARKS, takes a look at (you guessed it!) sharks.  “Readers are invited on a one-on-one journey into the natural world of sharks with Jeff as their personal guide looking at iconic shark species fusing Jeff’s signature narrative and editorial voice.”

JeffCorwinConnect has partnered with Footage Search Inc to acquire the HD videos used to supplement the written content.  Dan Baron, CEO at Footage Search, says, “To bring our world-class footage to this series, while promoting a passion for science and exploration, is a great opportunity for us to showcase the work of our leading cinematographers who filmed this exceptional footage on extreme locations across the globe.”

Jeff’s Explorer Series is available on all reader and tablet platforms and can be found on iTunes, Amazon, and

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.