I just pre-ordered Election Night: A Television History 1948-2012, a Kindle book with audio/video enhancements playable on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. It’s available today for pre-order at $7.99 with delivery tomorrow, Election Day. The author is Stephen Battaglio.
The book covers the evolution of U.S. presidential election night broadcasts from 1948 through 2008. It includes information on how to receive a free update, which will be available shortly after Election Night 2012. The book description at Amazon.com states:
“This enhanced edition contains more than an hour of video from the archives of NBC News featuring some of television’s most memorable appearances by major political figures in U.S. history including Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, John McCain, and Barack Obama among many others.”
The publisher is listed as NBC Publishing, a new entrant into eBook publishing. The print length is listed as 139 pages.
I am disappointed to see that the audio and video are not playable on Kindle Fire devices, if I am reading the description properly. But if you have an iOS device, including the just-released iPad mini, you will be able to watch the video and listen to the audio in the Kindle for iPad app.
Hat tip to Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire for this news. If you are a political junkie from any spot on the political spectrum, I think you will enjoy consulting his frequent updates throughout the day on all the latest political tidbits and developments.