Magazine publishers were already beginning to imagine how tablet devices might reboot their fortunes long before the April 3 retail date for…

3D Flip

3D Flip

The arrival of the new tablet platform also means another gold rush – production platform vendors eager to service curious publishers.

3D Flip‘s Digital Publications Editor was originally built to let publishers create paper-like page-turners for computer screens. But such replicas have rarely been well-suited to those devices…

But tablets finally mean suitable, print-like distribution for digi-editions. Now 3D Flip is pitching the editor as an iPad edition creator, with whizzing text boxes, videos, soundtrack and reader discussion.

Need to keep production costs down? Hire a kid to do the lay-up: “It’s simple enough for children to use!,” 3D Flip says.

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