updated 11:45 am EDT, Wed August 3, 2011
Cuts off future books based on beta tech
Facebook has bought e-book platform creator Push Pop Press, according to a note on the latter's website. Until now the developer had been working on an e-book publishing platform, notably merging images, video and some limited physics technology into content. Only one e-book based on the platform has been published, that being Al Gore's Our Choice for iOS.
That book will continue to be available on the App Store, says Push Pop, with all future profits from it funding the Climate Reality Project. No other titles will be published however, and even the platform itself is being left unfinished. It's unclear if any books were in development prior to this week's announcement.
Regarding Facebook, Push Pop says the social network "isn't planning to start publishing digital books." Instead some Push Pop concepts will be integrated with Facebook, "giving people even richer ways to share their stories." At this stage the company is not providing additional details.