How H.P. Lovecraft Fans Can Help the Enhanced eBook Revolution

We can talk about the magical promise of enhanced eBooks all day, but they won’t work unless publishers connect with quality partners. It’s time to reach out to the strange and talented world of H.P. Lovecraft fans.

Last night, this editor was watching the excellent film, The Call of Cthulhu. Created by the loving fans at H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society (HPLHS), these artists imagined how a silent film director would have adapted Lovecraft’s classic novel in the 1920s.

When the iPad and other tablet computers are more integrated into our reading experience, this editor hopes publishers can team up with creators like the HPLHS to create multimedia packages–bundling this movie with the Lovecraft eBook. In the meantime, you can stream the movie at Netflix and check out the book here.

Here’s more about the film: “a dying professor leaves his great-nephew a collection of documents pertaining to the Cthulhu Cult. The nephew begins to learn why the study of the cult so fascinated his grandfather. Bit-by-bit he begins piecing together the dread implications of his grandfather’s inquiries, and soon he takes on investigating the Cthulhu cult as a crusade of his own. As he pieces together the dreadful and disturbing reality of the situation, his own sanity begins to crumble.”