Atlantic Records leverages iBooks Author by building an interactive ebook for the band Shinedown‘s next album Amaryllis
As far we know, no other major recording artist has done this yet, no other artist has told the story of an album like this before.
Atlantic Records has taken an uncommon approach to using Apple’s iBooks Author — touted as a creation platform that will “reinvent the textbook” — by building an interactive ebook for the band Shinedown‘s next album.
The 75-page iPad ebook will be available March 27, coinciding with the Amaryllis album release. The ebook visually tells the story of the multi-platinum rock band’s new songs, creative process and cover art.
Frontman Brent Smith says the ebook, titled “FOR YOUR SAKE: Inside the Making of Shinedown’s Amaryllis,” revives the complete album experience, which changed when CD booklets and liner notes became less prevalent.
The Shinedown ebook will cost $5.99 and be sold on iBooks 2.