Corel brings multimedia ebooks to Windows 8 with MediaBook

The Windows 8 app Roxio MediaBook from Corel “easily combines photos and videos with audio and text to create dynamic and interactive ebooks.”

The software was “designed from scratch specifically for Windows 8 and its new generation of touch enabled devices,” Corel says. “Our goal is to provide consumers with a fun and entirely new way to experience their personal media and to share it with friends and family.”

The company adds that MediaBook “makes it easy for anyone to create visually rich and interactive ebooks, no matter their artistic or technical prowess. Included templates take the guess work out of designing a layout and the in-application photo and video tools enable users to edit as they go, making ebook compilation quick and easy.”

MediaBook produces an industry-standard EPUB3 format ebook that can be published locally and shared via email, Facebook and Microsoft SkyDrive. It can also be played with the free Roxio MediaBook Reader for Windows 8, and iBooks on Apple’s iOS.

Roxio MediaBook Ultimate is $20.

More information is here.