Several of you had opinions on the iPad last week, so I thought you might be interested in the latest news about a “groundbreaking enriched eBook” (according to Grand Central).

When David Baldacci’s Deliver Us From Evil hits stores on April 20, the eBook will come with behind-the-scenes features in the same vein as a DVD. The features will include Baldacci’s research photos, deleted scenes from the manuscript and an alternate ending. Baldacci himself says the reader will have “a true multi-dimensional entertainment experience.” The complete package is called The Writer’s Cut eBook.

It’s exciting to see how publishers are taking advantage of the eBook platform, although I’m not sure that “Writer’s Cut” eBooks will work with every genre. If you’re an author, what do you think? Would you be willing to provide alternate endings and deleted passages? Readers: Would this additional content attract you to a book?

Related in BookPage: Don’t miss our interview with Baldacci about Simple Genius or his hand-written Meet the Author responses about True Blue.


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