Flipbooks: Weighed, Measured, and Found Wanting

I’m a little bit concerned with the growing frequency of folks asking the question, which I paraphase: “X has discovered flipbooks. They love the sound they make and want to put everything into it. How do I stop them?” Beyond the obvious answer to tell them flipbooks support terrorism, there are many,many reasons to avoid them. There are a number of different tools tossed around in the discussion:Issuu, Scribd, Flipping Book, enhanced HTML, etc. For the most part, they suffer many of the same faults – though not all will suffer every point I make below. You should be able to pick and choose several of these in any situation though. And if you’re in the group that didn’t know there were reasons to avoid these, well, here you go.

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