Shuffle, the UK e-novel on iPod. Photo credit: Vook.
Looking for a cool read for traveling too? If you’re like us and love e-books, fiction and music, then you might fancy Shuffle, an award-winning e-novel available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple’s iBookstore and Vook’s store.
The innovative “revolutionary” UK e-novel Shuffle by author and concept creator Chris Rickaby (pen-name James T. Raydel) is unique because it can be read in any order, with seven different beginnings and endings. Digital publishing company Vook developed Shuffle with Rickaby.
“Shuffle does for reading what digital music players do for music… I wanted to develop something that was designed as an e-novel from the beginning and came up with the idea of writing a novel structured around the shuffle mechanism of an iPod, whereby the reader can make choices as they navigate content.”
Shuffle. Photo credit: Vook.
Each of the e-novel’s seven stories are interlinked through song selections which are inspired by legendary musical artists and groups including David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Joy Division, Martha & The Vandellas, Frank Sinatra and classical composer Gustav Holst. Shuffle’s readers can choose the next chapter of the e-novel they would like to read at the end of each story.
Published in the UK by Tonto Books, Shuffle is part of the transmedia project Lulzlit. The project features cross-platform “fictional provenance” for James T. Raydel with a team of writers tweeting as a fictional collective on the social media network Twitter.
Find out more at vook.com.