First enhanced e-book from Short Books

First enhanced e-book from Short Books

Short Books has produced its first enhanced e-book for the digital version of Birdwatching with your Eyes Closed (3rd November), the new book from Simon Barnes, author of How to be a Bad Birdwatcher.

The book explores the phenomenon of birdsong, why birds do it and what it tells us about evolution. The enhanced e-book, narrated by the author, contains an embedded podcast, with birdsong from the robin to the nightingale included in sections at the end of each chapter.

The podcast will also be available on the Short Books website for those buying the printed versions of the books. Barnes will be on the cover of the Times Weekend section on 29th October, with the podcast available on the newspaper's website.