I think this is a sign of things to come with traditional paper books being morphed into rich media filled experiences on things like the iPad. It will also I think allow publishers to justify a slightly higher price for their eBooks.


From the press release:


Experience Narnia as never before with a groundbreaking, mixedmedia digital edition from HarperCollins Publishers: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER Enhanced eBook (£6.99). This richmedia edition targets multiple senses to create an innovative and exciting way to experience Narnia on ereading technology. edge reiteration of the classic story for their tablet devices ahead of Twentieth Century Fox’s film adaptation “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (released December 10th)


Embedded Video: An Animated Journey of the Voyage of the Dawn Treader —an exclusive video offering readers a journey along the animated time line of the ship and crew’s voyage, with original Pauline Baynes artwork, music, and narration

Read Along read by Derek jacobi

Map of Narnia: the original Pauline Baynes Map of Aslan’s kingdom, as well as a Map of the Great Eastern Ocean, where the adventures of the Dawn Treader take place


Blueprint of the Dawn Treader

Guide to ‘The Creatures of Narnia’ and ‘The People of Narnia’




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