Hitomedia jointly with Obun Publishing starts to provide WePublish, ebook creating service for individuals. In addition to creating and publishing free ebook contents, it allows on-demand publishing of a real book starting from one copy.
The online service consists of WePublish, ebook sales site, native viewer application, and Online Editor, ebook creating site. Hitomedia runs WePublish and develops the viewer application, while Obun Publishing prvoides Online Editor and on-demand publishing service.
The viewer application is available only for iPad, planning to provide iPhone version until the end of August. CEO of Hitomedia says, "Web has a issue of illegal copy, and ePub format is optimized for horizontal writing, so we adopt original format so that vertical writing is possible to read and take the form of a native application.
Venture Now 8/17/2010