iBooks and Pictures

Discussion in 'iPad' started by fjfjfjfj, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. fjfjfjfj macrumors regular

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    I just finished a book on the iPad and a friend who was reading the printed version along with me said, "did you see all of the pictures of the author and his family?" There weren't any pictures in my electronic version. Is that normal? I would be frustrated if this is the case.
     
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    Really depends on the publisher. Some include, a lot don't. Depends on how 'crucial' they are to the book. Kinda like not getting the dvd extras, menus, what have you when you download a movie through itunes.
     
  3. fjfjfjfj thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's disappointing.
     
  4. wyneken macrumors regular

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    Yeah -- but it's also temporary, I think. The publishing industry is struggling to adapt to newer technologies -- my own publisher, Random House, has still not signed on to the iBookstore at all, the last I heard -- but in time, publishers will surely realize the potential to spice up digital books with multimedia content, not just pictures, and sell e-books as "enhanced" products. They'll need to do this to compete for a limited, and maybe declining, population of book readers.

    All good things in time.
     
  5. docal97 macrumors 6502a

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    Just finished Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and it had plenty of pictures.
     
  6. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    Although it is not a book you may want to download the "Wired" magazine app to see what can be done with books and magazines on the iPad.

    wyneken was right this is just getting started, this is so revolutionary that a lot of people who have been outside the digital print world have to figure out what to do with it. Even Kindle which I believe still does not have the ability to show pictures will ultimately go that way.
     
  7. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a

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    eBooks on a machine like the iPad are still in their infancy. I'm sure in no time there will be interactive books, along with extras like the ones you are speaking of.
     
  8. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    Check out the Alice in Wonderland book app.

    It kept my 8 year old son engaged while reading it. I'm sure there are other apps similar to this and there are more one way.
     

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