The idea for Gramarye Books was born the very first time we read a book on a tablet and thought … this should be way cooler. Sure, eBooks are convenient. You can buy them anytime. You can take them anywhere. But with a print book, designers can use all kinds of materials to make them beautiful, to make a book a work of art.
Why can’t we do that with an eBook?
Why shouldn’t eBooks be beautiful?
We believe that books are magic wardrobes into new worlds. We were the kids who stayed up way past our bedtimes, just lost in a story. We want to recreate that feeling. We want to make the Magician’s Book from Narnia, or a volume from the library at Hogwarts. In short, we want to make a magic book.
After all, stories matter.
The story — from ‘Rumplestiltskin’ to ‘War and Peace’ — is one of the basic tools invented by the human mind, for the purpose of gaining understanding. There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.
— Ursula K. Le Guin
A Gramarye Book is more than an eBook. It expands storytelling and enhances expression. It’s a technology platform for a new kind of publishing. Gramarye lets us learn from the reader and adapt the experience in real time. Gramarye Lets us create and connect communities around a story … or even a learning experience.
Our goal is to stretch the capabilities of a tablet or smart phone to create an entirely new kind of experience. Users always feels like they’re handling a book … it never feels like software. Our goal is to make the device disappear. There’s never any kind of distraction that pulls the user out of the story.
Of course, we produce audio and print versions, too, as well as standard eBooks. In fact, we hope to allow anyone who purchases a print volume to download the enhanced Gramarye version for free.