I am looking at producing an ebook. The brief suggests a degree of animation which rules out a PDF solution.
Looking into the formats that ebooks are published in reveals that there are many.
I know flash can be shipped with a stand alone projector which means that it could be a possible solution especially as so many firms specialize in flash.
Can anybody think of a reason why flash shouldn't be used or suggest an alternative technology - I would appreciate any views on the issue
To agree with the opinion above - I don't see any reason for you to avoid using Flash animation for an ebook - why not? Most of the advantages you've already pointed out. Most of the downsides are expressed in the opinion above. My personal opinion and practice show that Flash books, despite their "slowness" are warmly welcome by most e-readers. Whatsoever, you can work on two versions of your ebooks (let's say PDF and Flash) and see how both are perceived.