Kopf Digital Publishing releases enhanced video eBook Faust from Goethe

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[prMac.com] Regensburg, Germany - Kopf Digital Publishing GmbH today is pleased to announce that the Faust I and Faust I HD are available in iTunes store. Faust I from J.W. Goethe is an enhanced eBook containing 11 videos from the silent film combining live-action with animated elements by Ph. Hochhauser. This enhanced eBook is bilingual including both the original German text from year 1880 and its translation into English. Verse numbers are also given.

Faust I is an enhanced eBook combining text with videos. The video sequences have been extracted from a silent film combining live-action and animation. The 11 video sequences, each of 2-3 minutes, are placed at the beginning of the selected chapters and give the highlights of the story to come, but not completely giving away what is really going to happen, intriguing the reader to find out himself. The following chapters have videos:

* Night
* Outside the Gate of the Town
* Study
* Auerbach's Cellar in Leisic
* A Street
* Martha's Garden
* Night
* Cathedral
* Walpurgis Night
* A Prision

The reader has the possibility to switch between original German text from 1880 and the English translation, which is certainly of interest for literature students. Each main character of the play has a profile picture in front of his text, giving the application "social web" look and feel. A lexicon with latin translation and explanations is part of the book. The application has following features:

* Swipe between the pages
* Two page mode in landscape (Faust I HD)
* Bookmarks
* Access to web within the eBook context (Discuss button)
* Language change
* Hyperlinks for latin translation and explanations
* Three character sizes
* TOC button for easy navigation

Device Requirements:
Faust I works with iPhone/iPod/iPad and Faust I HD with iPad, running 4.0 or later

Pricing and Availability
Faust I and Faust I HD are $11.99 (USD) and is available since Feb, 11, 2011 worldwide through the App Store, the Books category. The promo codes are available upon request.

Kopf Digital Publishing GmbH is located in Regensburg, Germany and specializes in publishing enhanced eBooks for mobile platforms like iPhone, iPod and iPad. The text is enriched with multimedia content supported by mobile devices, including videos, animation and web. Copyright (C) 2011 Kopf Digital Publishing GmbH. 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.


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