Interactive HY! eBooks give you these advantages over
ordinary books or ordinary eBooks:
Fiction—In addition to the fictional material
written by the author, an HY! eBook contains amplifying
information that enhances your reading experience. For example, it may
contain a treatment of the author's life, the circumstances that led the author
to write the book, an outline of the plot, a synopsis of the characters, a
description of the setting, the story's historical and cultural context, a
glossary, a critique, or an analysis. You'll find material on related
topics, such as an explanation of the book's genre or a list of similar
books or authors. There will be links to online fan clubs, museums,
educational web sites, databases, professional or amateur web sites
dedicated to the work or author or related topics, and a lot more.
You may request to see pointers about how to read and understand the material.
Difficult, uncommon, or foreign words may be explained. You
learn about the author, his life, his art, his times.
Your attention is drawn to pertinent information.
Knowing these kinds of things intensifies your emotional experience, expands
your horizons, extends your knowledge, and deepens your insight into what
Amplifying information can help, but with an HY! eBook you only see it
when you ask for it, and only when and where it's relevant
passage you're reading. Properly presented, it immerses you in the reading
experience without disrupting your concentration, defusing your emotional
experience, disturbing the atmosphere woven by the author, or running
counter to the intended artistic effect. With an HY! eBook, what you learn
is never didactic or "preachy," never distracting. You explore
"surrounding" subjects as you read so they become part of your reading experience
in a natural way, without special effort.
Non-Fiction—A non-fiction HY! eBook is laid out
and read like a traditional book, except that it masks supplementary
information until you ask for it. This approach reduces the amount
of reading material you cover without omitting anything important.
Your non-fiction HY! eBook contains reference material to help with the
further exploration of your subject. For example, it may contain tables,
charts, or graphs, or data. Supplementary information may
be stored in the book itself or at web sites. Footnotes, margin notes, or
embedded links take you to relevant online resources such as technical or
educational web sites, museum web sites, online databases, dictionaries,
foreign language dictionaries, encyclopedia articles, and a lot more. You explore the subject matter with the full resources
of the Internet at your disposal.
With an HY! eBook on board, your computer may be smarter than you think.