Penguin Releases Amplified Editions

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The Penguin Group is making its books interactive, beginning with The Amplified Edition of The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.

The publisher partnered with entertainment company Starz to make the interactive version of the print title. The “Amplified Edition” of Follett’s work includes video clips, a character tree, a multimedia diary from the author, and original music from the upcoming Starz Originals 8-hour television version of the book, which premieres on July 23rd.

The amplified book is optimized for the iPhone and is available in iTunes for $12.99. Not a bad price for a release that includes multimedia.