Guinness World Records and Metrodigi Partner on Interactive eBooks
Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, and Metrodigi, a leading eBook software company, today unveiled the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 eBooks. Featuring a variety of interactive enhancements, this series of eBooks brings world records to life through animation, video, expandable curiosities, personalization and sharing.
Metrodigi developed custom widgets with their groundbreaking Chaucer eBook creation software, offering readers the opportunity to drill down into areas of interest. In addition to exploring records such as the world's Longest Tongue, readers can interact with the content and discover detailed information on a wide range of subjects from the top ten most venomous snakes to the world's Largest Collection of Star Wars Memorabilia.
A new feature, Star Cards-similar to collectible baseball cards-includes records, statistics and a photo, that can be collected and shared with friends via email, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest-adding a whole new social dimension to reading the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 eBooks.
"On the heels of the highly successful 2013 edition, thanks in part to Metrodigi, we decided to take it up another notch this year by joining forces again and creating a series of collectible eBooks," said Frank Chambers, VP Publishing at Guinness World Records. "Metrodigi's ground-breaking software enables us to give readers a fuller and richer experience by providing new ways to enjoy our unique content and share it through social media."
Built with Chaucer, Metrodigi's cloud-based eBook creation software empowers publishers to create, manage and publish highly interactive digital content quickly and cost effectively. Chaucer's state-of-the-art technology enables publishers to add a wide range of enhancements including audio, video, information pop-ups and quizzes with a simple drag-and-drop interface. Chaucer's powerful Book Element Ranking algorithm (BER) intelligently analyzes and semantically structures book elements to create consistent styling, cleaner code behind the scenes and reusable components.
"We are thrilled to once again work with Guinness World Records," said Steven McKinney, CEO of Metrodigi. "The compelling nature of their record-breaking content lends itself well to the digital enhancements Chaucer provides. Our platform gives publishers new and exciting ways to disseminate information that engages the reader like never before."