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Resonate Is Hot Off the iBook Presses!

Resonate has made the leap from book to iBook! A significantly enhanced version of the best-selling business book is currently on an iBookshelf near you.

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We are proud to say that Resonate is the first interactive business book built using Apple’s iBooks Author, a tool to help publishers create digital books that leverage the iPad’s video, sound, interactive diagrams, and text functionality. If not for the outstanding capabilities of the program (and the iPad!), the Resonate iBook would simply not exist.

The app enabled our designers to create and convey content not possible on the printed page. Resonate’s original print publication contained references to online multimedia content, but it was a separate experience from reading the book. With the iPad’s ability to to support interactive applications and multimedia, the reader is able to transition seamlessly between static and multimedia content.

 

“Even though Duarte originally packaged Resonate for print, this book was waiting for the interactive opportunity made available in iBooks Author. The iPad technology allows us to produce the book in the visual, cinematic manner I originally envisioned.”
–Nancy Duarte

 

Among the key concepts in Resonate is the “sparkline,” a representation of the dramatic shape of any persuasive presentation. While this is explained in the print version of Resonate, in the new iPad publication the sparklines come to life through the use of embedded interactive JavaScript applications. These interactive apps intertwine the data in the sparklines with audio recordings of the speeches. The book includes analysis of speeches given by President Ronald Reagan, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Steve Jobs.

The iBook is packed with goodies, but we walk through our favorite features here:

 

To buy the new iPad edition of Resonate, visit:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/resonate/id517154732?mt=11

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  • That’s awesome! I’m smacking myself though because I just bought Resonate in paperback a month ago. Getting it on the iPad is perfect! Will have to save my pennies. Will Slideology come to the iPad in a similar format as well?

  • That’s awesome! I’m smacking myself though because I just bought Resonate in paperback a month ago. Getting it on the iPad is perfect! Will have to save my pennies. Will Slideology come to the iPad in a similar format as well?

  • Anonymous

    Really cool that the book is available for iBooks. I have the same problem like ThatGuyKC, maybe you could sell the e-book to the hard copy owners at a discount, I would definetly consider buying the same book again if there is new content

    • Oooh! A discount or exchange of some kind would be sweet! Great idea.

      • Paula

        Hey, ThatGuyKC & bbayday90: We hear you! Such a bummer to be burned by technological updates. I will say, the iBook version of Resonate has a TON of new content, which makes it a worthwhile purchase… but that being said, please send me an e-mail me at paula@duarte.com – we’d like to offer you a little something for your inconvenience. 🙂

        • The new content sounds amazing. I sent you an email. I’m planning on gifting my paper version to a design/speaker friend.

  • Anonymous

    Really cool that the book is available for iBooks. I have the same problem like ThatGuyKC, maybe you could sell the e-book to the hard copy owners at a discount, I would definetly consider buying the same book again if there is new content

    • Oooh! A discount or exchange of some kind would be sweet! Great idea.

      • Paula

        Hey, ThatGuyKC & bbayday90: We hear you! Such a bummer to be burned by technological updates. I will say, the iBook version of Resonate has a TON of new content, which makes it a worthwhile purchase… but that being said, please send me an e-mail me at paula@duarte.com – we’d like to offer you a little something for your inconvenience. 🙂

        • The new content sounds amazing. I sent you an email. I’m planning on gifting my paper version to a design/speaker friend.

  • I’m buying it. I don’t even need a reason. I bet this becomes the template for how to create a great resource using the new iBooks Author tools. Can’t wait to experience this book on my iPad!

    • Gareth Walters

      Loving it so far, been waiting for an independent publisher to produce something that really pushes the format. Looks like this is it (congrats on being smart enough to retain the digital rights). Paperback will go to my design team and I’ll keep the ‘real’ version.

      • Laura Wall Klieves

        Garth – thanks so much for the props.  Its super-cool to be on the cutting edge of something this exciting.  

  • I’m buying it. I don’t even need a reason. I bet this becomes the template for how to create a great resource using the new iBooks Author tools. Can’t wait to experience this book on my iPad!

    • Gareth Walters

      Loving it so far, been waiting for an independent publisher to produce something that really pushes the format. Looks like this is it (congrats on being smart enough to retain the digital rights). Paperback will go to my design team and I’ll keep the ‘real’ version.

      • Laura Wall Klieves

        Garth – thanks so much for the props.  Its super-cool to be on the cutting edge of something this exciting.  

  • Brilliant! Just downloaded it.

  • Brilliant! Just downloaded it.

  • It’s fantastic that you’ve released the book as an interactive e-book, intact I held off buying the printed version because I wanted this version so much. I’m very looking forward to reading it.

    I hold a very strong opinion that all books today should be written as e-books, so I’m so glad to see you taking the lead! http://digital-possibilities.com/blog/duartes-resonate-now-available-on-ibooks/

  • It’s fantastic that you’ve released the book as an interactive e-book, intact I held off buying the printed version because I wanted this version so much. I’m very looking forward to reading it.

    I hold a very strong opinion that all books today should be written as e-books, so I’m so glad to see you taking the lead! http://digital-possibilities.com/blog/duartes-resonate-now-available-on-ibooks/

  • Another fantastic initiative by Apple, I will buy Resonate just to experience the new tech and get some insight into the way we’ll soon be consuming a lot of iBooks/eBooks for iPad.

  • Another fantastic initiative by Apple, I will buy Resonate just to experience the new tech and get some insight into the way we’ll soon be consuming a lot of iBooks/eBooks for iPad.

  • Malcolmandanna

    Hi” I just tried to buy the ipad version of the book but couldn’t get to it. Actually I heard about a month or so ago and tried to buy it then-couldn’t find it. Is it available in Nz? Very keen to get a copy!

  • Malcolmandanna

    Hi” I just tried to buy the ipad version of the book but couldn’t get to it. Actually I heard about a month or so ago and tried to buy it then-couldn’t find it. Is it available in Nz? Very keen to get a copy!

  • So sorry that it not available on Brazil iTunes store…

  • So sorry that it not available on Brazil iTunes store…

  • Bought it even though I have the actual book, want to love it but can’t open it from iBooks! I get the spinning wheel thing instead — again and again, and the book never opens. Anyone else had this problem or have a solution?

    • Kristen,
      You’ll be getting an e-mail from someone on my team to help you! Thanks for your patience. Nancy

  • Bought it even though I have the actual book, want to love it but can’t open it from iBooks! I get the spinning wheel thing instead — again and again, and the book never opens. Anyone else had this problem or have a solution?

    • Kristen,
      You’ll be getting an e-mail from someone on my team to help you! Thanks for your patience. Nancy

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