Friday, September 02, 2011

Does Your Book Need a Soundtrack?

The New York Times reports that a company called Booktrack is planning on releasing eBooks with soundtracks that play throughout the book. "Much of the music — about nine hours’ worth for the typical novel — is instrumental or ambient noise. But during livelier passages, a reader may hear the patter of footsteps, a booming gong, a crackling fire or the tick of a grandfather clock." 

I think I would be terribly distracted by all the noise while I am trying to read. Soundtracks do really effect the atmosphere of a scene in a movie but if not done properly it becomes jarring. Adding sound effects would definitely distract me. What do you think, would you like a sound track with your book?

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