Things are beginning to get wild and woolly in the eBook reading area of the iPhone.
How many programs are there now?
Well there’s one more to come: Classics (animated QuickTime demo at that link).
This is the main interface:
This is what it’s like to use — there is page turn animation:
What’s apparently being done here: public-domain classics are being redesigned to make them more like period printed books, complete with contemporaneous illustrations (or verisimilitudes thereof).
I don’t know what’s going on here. Is animation a function of the reading program or is it built into each eBook?
Here’s a posting by someone who participated in the app’s design.
Classics is projected to cost, at introduction, $2.99. I don’t know if that’s for a collection of eBooks, the reading program alone, or what.
This space is beginning to get crowded. Are people going to get confused or just fed up with having to use a specific program to read a desired book? And if someone has many books, how will they easily remember which book is stored in which reading program’s library?
— via Twitter from raminf