Flipick, part of the Mediawide group of companies, allows publishers to create fixed layout ebooks directly from InDesign in the ePub3 standard. Those InDesign files can incorporate interactivity for publication that are embedded in the ebook.
“The software is in a beta stage,” said Flipick‘s representative at this year’s Tools of Change conference when talking to GoodEReader, “so we’re offering the software free of charge on the flipick.com website.”
This platform is not audience specific, so not targeted to any one demographic of publishers or size. At the expected price of $50 to $100 per book it seems to be priced for a broad range of users, while keeping in mind that it requires the publisher or author to use InDesign first, which can be an option that is out of many self-published, single-title authors’ price range.
Since Flipick’s software launch at last month’s Digital Book World event, it has remained in its free beta period, but it’s anticipated that the service will be provided on a pay-per-title basis. Interested users can sign up at flipick.com.