Can’t choose between a hardbound printed photo book and an ebook with all the multimedia bells and whistles? Why not have both?
Dallas-based 58 North updated its free Pholium iPad eBook app with the ability to print hardbound photo books — and with the QR codes embedded in Pholium’s printed books, “viewers can experience the same interactive sound and video contained in the eBooks.” When you view a QR code with any smartphone or tablet, you’ll see the multimedia content “to enrich the viewing experience.” The lay-flat printable books are available with glossy or matte finished image wrap covers and can contain up to 158 photos, audio captions and video links. Pricing starts at $43.
“Printed photo books are great, but they are limited to whatever is on the page,” the company adds . “We’re giving life to printed photo books and allowing our users to tell and share a richer story through multimedia assets. The best part: you never have to use a computer.”