The first titles to use Binks include Emma Boling's "Mistress of France" and re-releases of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia" and "Sherlock Holmes and the Red-Headed League," and Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."
Beneath the Ink is in discussions with several authors and publishers, Hawkins said.
Boling, an Australia-based author who met Hawkins and Milewski last year and now serves as an advisor to the firm, said she was intrigued by the technology. Beneath the Ink's software allowed for an eBook to be more than a facsimile of a physical book, she said.
"eBooks don't replace a hard copy, they add another dimension to them," Boling wrote in an email to the Camera. "Beneath the Ink have developed a way that I can interact as an author with my readers.
"The philosophy is to provide authors with a tool to immerse their readers in the world they have created, and to keep them in the pages."
For "Mistress of France," a historical fiction piece well-populated with characters, Boling utilized the company's Character Cloud, which allowed for readers to click on a name to find out more information about the character.
"We've all had to put down a book for a few days and then try and get back into it and remember who is who," Boling said. "Binks are an opportunity to surprise your readers with a tantalizing piece of information."
Boling said she added more Binks to provide context and information and then sorted them based on their relevance and uniqueness. She liked that the author had some control in helping to keep a reader engaged with a story as opposed to disturbing the process.
"Finally I worked through the flow of the story and even if the Bink was interesting, if I felt it disrupted the flow, it was out," she said.