Kindle users on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch are getting an update today that adds the ability to view embedded video and listen to audio clips in Kindle books. I guess that’s cool. Rick Steves’ Rick Steves’ London and Terry Golway’s Together W Cannot Fail are the first in the Kindle Store with said features. A gaggle other titles have since popped up including Knitting for Dummies and Lullaby Baby.
“In the new Kindle Edition with audio/video of Rick Steves’ London, the embedded walking tours allow customers to listen to Rick as they explore the sites of London,” said Bill Newlin, publisher, Avalon Travel. “Rick’s narration adds depth to the reader’s experience, while listeners can follow the routes more easily with the text.”
I was going to crack a joke about tourists but I get lost when traveling abroad all the time, so I’d actually benefit from this.