Ebooks: Now with more Audio and Video

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An ebook shouldn’t just be an electronic version of a printed book. Not when there’s an opportunity to incorporate so much more. That’s why we’re thrilled with the new options Blurb offers to include audio and video files into your ebook.

Think of the possibilities! You can:

Include a recording of your favorite kid reading the words on the page of the children’s book you created.

Add a video to your cookbook showing the right way to cut an onion.

Use ambient sound to enhance the experience of your photographs.

Record a special behind-the-scenes message from the author.

Sounds pretty neat, right?

And it’s very easy to do.

Once you have an ebook created, click on the Add Media button to open the panel for storing all of your content.

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Then choose the audio or video file that you’d like to include and upload it into your ebook. When it’s done loading, you’ll see the file there in your media library.

Simply drag it into the spot where you’d like it to be displayed on the page.

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So now it’s not just kittens cuddling, it’s kittens cuddling and purring!

Video files need to be MP4 or MV4 and audio files need to be M4A. You won’t get that type of file directly from your phone, so if you’re using your phone to capture content, you’ll just need to convert the files. We’ve got simple instructions for the conversion in our FAQs. Want a little more instruction? Check out our free ebook on How to Make an ebook with Blurb.

What do you think? What types of audio or video do you think would make your book better? What else would you like to see us offer for ebooks?

We’d love to see what you come up with, so feel free to post links to your ebook previews here!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Can you make hyperlinks?

      October 8, 2012 – 11:56 am   Permalink
  2. Yes, you can make links to other pages in the book or to web sites.

    By Kent
      October 8, 2012 – 3:18 pm   Permalink

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