Printed books, magazines, and newspapers are still prevalent and there isn’t any sign of this changing much right now. eBooks penetrate just 23% of the market. Today, the printed book or article remains the medium of choice for the students. Currently, only 56% of schools nationwide offer eBooks, a decrease of ten percentage points from last year’s survey—which had been a ten percentage point increase from 2013. Dips in eBook adoption were recorded for all levels of schools—elementary, middle and high schools. (2015 Survey of Ebook Usage in U.S. School (K-12) Libraries, Library Journal and School Library Journal)

Nationally, a concern is growing that students literacy is on the unsatisfactory level to ensure them success in the further education. Furthermore, evidence from laboratory experiments, polls, and consumer reports indicates that modern screens and e-readers fail to adequately recreate certain tactile experiences of reading on paper that many people miss and, more importan...
Printed books, magazines, and newspapers are still prevalent and there isn’t any sign of this changing much right now. eBooks penetrate just 23% of the market. Today, the printed book or article remains the medium of choice for the students. Currently, only 56% of schools nationwide offer eBooks, a decrease of ten percentage points from last year’s survey—which had been a ten percentage point increase from 2013. Dips in eBook adoption were recorded for all levels of schools—elementary, middle and high schools. (2015 Survey of Ebook Usage in U.S. School (K-12) Libraries, Library Journal and School Library Journal)

Nationally, a concern is growing that students literacy is on the unsatisfactory level to ensure them success in the further education. Furthermore, evidence from laboratory experiments, polls, and consumer reports indicates that modern screens and e-readers fail to adequately recreate certain tactile experiences of reading on paper that many people miss and, more importantly, prevent people from navigating long texts in an intuitive and satisfying way.

Booke mobile learning platform targets these problems by bringing all the functionality of eBooks to printed works. Books, magazines, academic texts – everything. What's more, we promote reading and literacy through increased students’ engagement with the books. We deliver the interactivity and ability to annotate and develop deeper content and to measure how the content of the dominant form of textbooks - printed books is performing.

Booke is an app for smartphone and tablet that lets students take control of their printed book. Students can search, annotate, bookmark, view richer content, distribute passages and highlights, take comments, make comments and more. They can interact, collaborate and re-publish, a concept known as ‘content curation’.

For schools, it’s a boon. Annotate and develop deeper content. What’s more, imagine being able to see what’s read and when. Who’s looking at what? Who’s sharing the material that matters? Who is influencing whom? Just imagine what you could do with this information. Analytics are there for the taking. Now, schools can truly get to know their student's performance with the books.

Furthermore, Booke invites content. With Booke, a piece of printed matter is no longer a one-way street. The printed piece becomes interactive, engaging and an ongoing collaboration. From original author or instructor to student to the global education com
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Jeff Wallace
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Jeff Wallace Jeff Wallace is the founder and president of Global Kinetics Inc., a Bay Area based corporate advisor and market development accelerator
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Patrycja Tempska Community Manager at fido ai

Bringing what's the best from e-books to printed reads: that's Booke:) Crossing my fingers!

Ela Kozera Director of Programs at US-Polish Trade Council

If you love reading paper books but you would like to add a digital touch to your reading experience. Just try a new application Booke. As its story goes: "The first ever tool to search, create citations and annotate printed content digitally." Once you start using Booke, it will become an indispensable and absorbing companion of your printed book.

Jeff Wallace Advisor-Investor at Zonetap, Inc.

I have used Booke and find it an awesome companion to real books. It allows me to "experience" a book in ways I couldn't without something like this innovative app! While I have not personally experienced it with a book club or classmates, I can easily see how beneficial it would be in these uses. Also, I can imagine authors using it to truly connect with his/her readers in ways never before available. Making hard copy books "social" is something that really makes you think! Booke has done this and more!!

Clay Bullwinkel

Booke is a very good, and the only, search and annotation app for readers of printed books, which is the large majority of the market, both for entertainment and educational reading. By making reading more of an active endeavor, including socially with regard to content excerpts, yet quickly without time wasted, Booke substantially boosts the value of reading. Say goodbye to passive reading in which content is quickly forgotten. Readers, instructors, book clubs, libraries, publishers all have much to gain. Booke's founding leaders are sharp and in earnest, with an ambitious roadmap and impressive engineering resources.

Clay A. Bullwinkel, CEO of Silicon Valley Flow, LLC and advisor to Booke