Review: iBooks 2 for iOS
Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:27 AM
What is needed in this "affair" is a new role more than anything else.
This new role could be described as "personal contracts/licences holder" "account managers for personal contract/licences and login/passwds or certificates"(no contents or copies in there, just references), something like that, several of them of course, and ability to move all your "assets" or "belongings" from one to the other, so that a trust relationship can exist regarding the privacy of these data (and privacy of these data also under strong legal constraints for these organisations).
Then you can have an environment with a clear role separation between these organisations on one side, and editors, on line shops, on line content holders and difusers on the other.
Which then could allow a user to buy an ebook, apps, websites (access to) "for life"(or with some timing guarenteed in a strict legal point of view, but "for life" in spirit), possibility of upgrade if new edition and you feel like it, and that's it.
Enough with these "private bookshelves"(music, video, sito shelves) linked to some device maker, on line shops, "social network", or some other giant !
A bit more developed below :
(and in the "copies_licences" text (2007) linked in the post)
And almost EVERYTHING already there really
And a little cartoon :
Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:45 AM
If I put a book into IBook and submit it to Apple, they could reject the
book, now all the work in preparing my book in IBook is lost.
Please advice accordingly
Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:07 AM
1. No Mac version of iBook
2. No alpha navigation bar
3. Paging via tap (not swipe) is a bit squirelly
Mostly #1 though.
iBooks gets deprecated here not because of the app itself (which in some ways is quite elegant - look at the backside of that page as you slowly swipe), but because it doesn't allow me to read on a Mac (unlike the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and eReader apps).
Mostly I use iBook to read ebooks from Baen and PDFs.