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BookTrack introduces ebooks with soundtracks– and naturally there’s a Tennessee connection

August 23, 2011 In the ongoing duel between digital pirates and digital entrepreneurs, a publishing startup called Booktrack will soon introduce ebooks with sound effects–ambient background music that reinforces the tone of the scene and adjusts according to the speed of the reader. The company is based in New York, but Tennesseans, take note: “Solace,” a short story by former Nashville resident Jay McInerney will be the company’s October release. Salman Rushdie’s short story, “In the South,” comes out in September, and soundtrack-embedded longer works will include classics like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet and The Three Musketeers.

For a longer explanation of Booktrack’s plans, click here. For more updates on Tennessee authors, please visit Chapter 16’s News & Notes page, here.