Bob Lutz writes Foreword: AUTOMANIA, enhanced iBook re: auto history
November 16, 2012 in Books
[prMac.com] Toronto, Canada - Available in the Apple iBookstore, this enhanced iBook ($6.99) features a Foreword written by industry giant, Bob Lutz with a portion of the net proceeds being donated to the National Automotive History Collection (NAHC) that is housed within the Detroit Public Library.
Bob Lutz understands the importance of preserving our automotive past: "Alan McPhee and David Lamb have digitized the information and created an enhanced iBook, where virtually anyone who enjoys the history of automobiles has it at their finger tips. This history isn't dull, dry or dusty. It is full of fascinating events, successes, failures and remarkable people whose ingenuity and creativity have given freedom, fun and delight to millions already and millions more to come."
More than 450 images, new and old video and interactive elements throughout, combine to make this an engaging read - even if you're not a car nut or historian. It features 204 pages of pure entertainment, part Trivial Pursuit (c), part Jeopardy (c), little known facts, offbeat questions, notable feats and heart-wrenching defeats.
For example, do you know how Audi got its name; what racing great was known as 'The Flying Mantuan', or when the first parking meter was installed? It's a fun and engaging read for all ages.
Author, Alan E. McPhee echoes the words of Bob Lutz, "Like many Collections and Museums that preserve our past, NAHC needs support and so a portion of net proceeds will go to NAHC in order to help it maintain its role as North America's primary source of archival automotive material. Our other partners include the GM Heritage Center, the Walter P. Chrysler Museum along with all of the major car companies."
* iBooks 3.0 or later on an iPad
* iOS 5.1 or later is required
* 204 Pages
Pricing and Availability:
AUTOMANIA 1.0 is $6.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Transportation category. If you are considering a book review of AUTOMANIA, please contact us for a Promotional Code.
Barrington Promotions Inc. is an automotive-based organization with a 40-year tradition of publishing, journalism, public relations, event management and product training. The company's primary focus is digital publishing, specifically the production of enhanced iBooks, including leveraging enhanced iBooks, i.e. automotive history, fund raising, corporate messages and product training, with iPads and tablets are the ideal medium for delivering an enhanced message as well as blend hi-def video, audio clips and multimedia to the basic written text. Copyright (C) 2012 Barrington Promotions Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.