A new format of e-books – flipbook
A new format of e-books – flipbook

A new format of e-books – flipbook

Among the vast array of e-book formats, I want to mention one format that made a very strong impression on me – this format – flipbook.

What is a flipbook?

The word “flipbook” comes from the English combination – flip – flip + book – book) and literally translates as “book for leafing or flipping”. Incredibly, the history of the word counts more than 130 years.

The first flipbooks were patented May 16, 1882 in the United States. Patentee Henry Van Hovenberg presented his invention as drawings stapled together in one book. The drawings on each separate sheet were simple, rather schematic, and, at first sight, very similar: the position of an object on the sheet varied slightly from drawing to drawing. However, when pressed together, the drawings created an optical illusion of movement when they were quickly turned over. The figures and little people he painted seemed to come alive before his eyes, much to the delight of the audience. Henry Van Hovenberg was the first who created and patented the optical toy, which became the basis of animation and animation.

The same is true of e-books.

E-book flipbooks allow viewing the book from different angles, turning over a page of the book, making bookmarks of the most interesting pages.

What is worth noting – books in flipbook format can be viewed on a variety of media, whether it is a desktop computer, tablet or smartphone.

Recently there has been a tendency to combine flipbooks with audiobooks. That is, flipping through a page – you can install a robot that will give you a voice to it in different formats. With the development of neural networks, voice-over robots are getting better all the time.

I think this format has a future. I would like to know your opinion on this as well?


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