As you read a traditional print book aloud, Novel Effect follows along in the background with voice recognition technology on a smartphone or tablet. Corresponding special effects subtly enhance the content on the page and bring the story to life in real-time. Special effects can include exclusively composed theme music, sound effects, or responsive iOT connected devices. Because it responds in real-time to speech, Novel Effect complements any reading speed, and works at the storyteller’s pace. This allows for interactive questions and answers throughout story time. Novel Effect’s groundbreaking technology is covered by a substantial IP portfolio. The patent-pending platform is the first phase of an entirely new entertainment medium and educational tool.