Enhanced e-book for Queen

Carlton Digital has created what it says is "the most advanced, interactive music e-book in the market" for 40 Years of Queen, the history of the flamboyant rock band.

The book, built using iBooks Author for the iPad, will be released tomorrow (14th December) costing £9.99. It features picture galleries, audio quotes, puzzles and animations, as well as links to purchase Queen songs in the iTunes store without leaving the page, and forewords from guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor.

The hardback edition of the book (Goodman Books) was released last year, and has been completely rebuilt for the digital edition.

Brian May said: "Now, technology is causing us to rethink once again and rediscover what a book really is and what it has the potential to be. I think this is a great advert for what e-books may be like in the future. It looks great, reads well and you can play with it for hours.²