As I mentioned in an earlier article, we had to postpone publication of “Jibonka” for a while. What we just did not take into account is the fact that some of the photos we use as backgrounds get grainy when blown up to 38 x 30 cm. Right, we are going for a big format. There is just too much going on on some of the pages – they need space.
Having said this one of the proposed options for publication is the ebook. I must say I have my doubts. While I’m aware that ebooks and ebook readers (the tech-toys, not the people) are becoming increasingly popular, I think children’s picture books are not ideal for them. Maybe if the book is “enhanced” by interactive elements or even links to web pages or blogs, it might be even better than the paper version. This of course does not come cheap. But fitting a big format onto a tiny screen?
On the other hand – an ebook can be bought anytime anywhere with a click.
What are your thoughts on this? Should we consider it? Please let us know.