US rock band Shinedown won’t just be hitting the iTunes Store with their new album Amaryllis this month. They’re also getting an e-book on Apple’s iBooks store that explains the songs and artwork.
It’s called ‘For Your Sake: Inside the Making of Shinedown’s Amaryllis’, is the work of label Atlantic Records, and will cost $5.99. “With so many people getting their music digitally these days, they don’t always get to enjoy the full experience that you get by exploring physical CDs or vinyl albums,” singer Brent Smith tells Mashable.
Atlantic’s director of digital product development Mike Mignano is bullish about the e-book’s innovation. “No other major recording artist has done this yet; no other artist has told the story of an album like this before.” Atlantic’s team used Apple’s free iBooks Author software to make the e-book.