Country Music: The Masters
Edited By: Marty Stuart
On November 18, 2008 we launched the first of our enhanced digital books. These are innovative digital products that allow the reader an immersion experience in the book—a digital book that delivers an enhanced reader experience, a book that integrates audio, video, and images into the text and creates for the reader a greater theater of the mind.
Our first title was Country Music: The Masters—a photographic love letter to the founders and legends of country music by four time Grammy winner, master musician and storyteller Marty Stuart.
On November 14th, 2008 the p-book (physical book) went on sale. Here is a description of that version of Country Music: The Masters:
On November 18th, 2008 we launched the digital version of Country Music: The Masters, which integrates and expands the experience. The book will have:
Images from Country Music: The Masters. Click on any image to view larger version:
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About the Author
Marty Stuart has scored six top-ten hits, one platinum and five gold albums, and four Grammy Awards. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Lester Flatt to Bob Dylan. Stuart has delivered impressive work as a photographer, writer, and collector, and hosts “Marty Stuart’s American Odyssey” on XM radio.
Sourcebooks and its Sourcebooks MediaFusion imprint pioneered a new form of print book in 1998 with We Interrupt This Broadcast, the first book to truly integrate audio content with the printed work. With tracks on accompanying compact discs, the audio, text, and photos were intended to work together, rather than being supplemental or merely complimentary.
The full, true experience of the book was only obtained by using both media--and it was a goosebump-inducing, New York Times bestselling experience at that. Since then, Sourcebooks has innovated numerous mixed-media projects in the areas of poetry,