Amazon announced yesterday that its universal app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch has been updated to take advantage of embedded video and audio content in a new ebook type offered by the global bookseller. Kindle Editions with Audio/Video will include additional content to supplement the reading experience. For example, the book Rose’s Heavenly Cakes by Rose Levy Beranbaum contains video content with tips on how to prepare a cake.
Only a handful of these enhanced ebooks, all priced at $9.99, are available now and they can be browsed on Amazon’s dedicated page within online Kindle store. The multimedia content in these books can only be experienced through the iPad/iPhone app and not through Amazon’s own Kindle reading devices.