iPad or Android tablet to design illustrated books?
December 9, 2011 8:23 AM Subscribe
I want to make e-books: should I get a Android Tablet or an iPad?
posted by TheGoodBlood to technology (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I run a micropress, and we've been designing paper books for a while. Now we want to make a jump to e-books. Our books are very heavy on illustration/images and light on text, so we thought (also after seeing that Chris Ware opted for an iPad story
) that we would skip the e-reader format all together at least for now and go directly to a tablet (interactivity and screen size being the main issues here).
I don't know much about tablets, but I can say that I find Apple's strict policies a pain and unfair. I know that I'd have to pay to develop an app and keep on paying, but I don't know if the iPad is the only tablet that's worth create something for right now. I'd rather try a format that's open, but I'd like to have readers too. Besides, I don't know which Android tablet would be a good one - suggestions?
Any ideas? Also, if not
adopting e-readers sounds like a bad idea, let me know why!