I was going through my old project ideas folder and came across this gem from November of 2008:
A means to publish works for reading on screens and handhelds–different resolutions that are all legible without zooming and possibly without scrolling. Each “page” is now a “screen”.
No need for a separate device for reading.
Should be able to create with existing tools. Perhaps pdfs that are then imported into a locked system of some sort. Or something even more interactive.
Will work for newspapers and magazines. No need for print versions!
Users would purchase the browsing software and then purchase each “issue” they wanted to read, or subscribe. Their accounts would always be available to them online, with every issue they had access to. They can also download each issue to any device on which they’ve registered the software.