How do you best absorb information?
Are you a hands-on person, needing to disassemble an engine on the workbench in order to understand how it works?
Do you reach greater understanding when you hear the mechanic describe the flow of fuel through the injector to the engine?
Or, do you want to see the directions in print in order to plant firmly in your brain the method the manufacturer recommends in order to gain the best gas mileage in your vehicle?
Most of us learn best through a specific sense, whether it be sight, hearing or touch. Yet, most of our education has been delivered through the printed word until recently, putting those who absorb information differently at a distinct disadvantage to the readers.
That’s what makes the Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus multi-channel project so exciting. If Richard Monson-Haefel and his team get the funding needed to complete his vision, I believe more writers will be open to the possibilities of multi-media projects.
Right now, there seems to be a pattern of publishing first in print, then in eBook format, and if sales are excellent, maybe there’s a venture into audio books. But what if more books contained all these media channels at once? What if simultaneous publication, such as the Steampunk Holmes project represents, became the norm? Just think of the schoolchildren who would suddenly find the exact manner of learning open to them that best suits their needs.
Only a few hours remain to help fund this unique project. Be a generous writer – help kick start someone’s dream. The support you offer will come back to you. I know.