Sophie is software for reading and writing networked multimedia electronic books. It has been designed to let those without professional design skills create and distribute complex documents that take full advantage of new media and the Internet. Sophie brings together all of the pieces of media-rich writing. In addition, Sophie fosters collaboration, allows instant reader feedback, and encourages interactivity. Sophie lets users create communities around projects; with Sophie, “books” become “places” where people meet.In addition to its powerful capabilities for combining various media formats and interactivity, Sophie Server, a significant part of the Sophie platform, allows authors to collaborate – working on the same content simultaneously in real time, or offline and later integrate their changes with the work of others when an Internet connection becomes available. Sophie also offers integrated reader communication capabilities allowing readers to ask questions and comment on specific sections of the book.