Ryu Murakami's 'A Singing Whale' Novel Features Video and Audio Elements

 - Jul 18, 2010
References: itunes.apple & gizmodo
It was bound to happen sooner or later: The very first iPad exclusive novel has been announced, titled 'A Singing Whale.' Written by famed Japanese author Ryu Murakami, there is much more to this book than simply being available only through Apple.

Considering the possibilities surrounding hi-tech e-readers, 'A Singing Whale' is far from your typical novel. It utilizes the video and audio components of the iPad to enhance the user's experience without compromising the integrity of reading a novel. Available for $17, I wonder what this will mean for the traditional publishing industry.