Get a Literature-Inspired Tattoo

The Guardian reports that in the US, book-lovers open to tattoos are doing just that: getting quotes and other references etched on their person.

Publisher Black Ocean will give away a copy of every book it produces – forever – to fans of Zachory Schomburg’s The Man Suit.

How? Get a black-and-white telephone tattooed somewhere on your body.

To be eligible, you need to provide pictures of you during the tattooing process to show your tattoo isn’t just drawn on.

This trend hasn’t taken off in other countries. According to a British tattooist, Biblical passages are popular, literary references are not.

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Introducing the Vook

We all know that digital books are called “e-books,” right? Let me introduce you to a new idea and a new word: Vook.

Produced by Vook Inc. of California, Vooks bring together text, video, photos and social sharing.

Let’s talk about the Sherlock Holmes Vook. Included are The Man with the Twisted Lip and The Adventure of the Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conal Doyle. The Vook experience adds video that connects us to the history and legend of Sherlock Holmes.

Vook Inc. founder and CEO, Brad Inman, says he has found the future of publishing. The company released 150 titles last year and has over 1,000 scheduled for 2011. Vook Inc. expects to sell them for around $7, but some are priced at $16.

The Vook is truly multi-platform with apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and mobile sites for browers. You can expect between 10 and 20 chapters in each Vook plus 20 or so videos which spice things up a bit.

While the startup only has 23 employees, they have managed to ink deals with top publishers and literary agents. Seth Godin, Anne Rice, Stephen Covey, Deepak Chopra and Tom Peters are just some of the top-name authors who are on the Vook system.

JFK: 50 Days (available on Vook for iPad) is a best-seller Vook featuring content from NBC Universal and Perseus Books.

Vook Inc. also runs its own e-book imprint and over 500 in ‘how-to’ and educational titles will be available in 2011. The company publishes many genres, including lifestyle, cooking, business, entertainment, fiction and sports.

About half of the content is produced by the team at Vook Inc. via remote workers and outsourcers around the world.

According to Inman, each Vook costs about $2,500 to produce.

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