I believe I found the perfect solution to meet your needs.
I have sent out e-mails to programmers working at reputable web
design/application firms asking whether they are able to offer such
service and at what price. Most of the replies indicated that they
were either unable to offer such a service, or would charge a price
much higher than the budget that you mentioned; however, I just
received one e-mail that I believe is what we've been looking for.
The following is an excerpt from the email I received (certain words
representative with a quote that meets your budget and guaranteeing
complete satisfaction with quality.
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, we are able to provide the service
you described in your email. We have a fee structure based on the
number of pages that the magazine or journal has. It appears your
client's periodical will lie within the 125pg to 175pg fee interval,
In response to your question on how the quality will compare to the
example link, we are able to give the client the choice to include all
the features on that sample, and more, with customizability. As well,
the animation/transition will be smoother and the design will be
customized to appropriately fit the product.
Also, please inform your client that we have a 100% satisfaction
guarantee policy in place.
I have no problem with the reply being posted on public domain, but
please do not post the quoted price or the direct personal email.
Please ask the customer to email: johnwdesigns(a)gmail.com and I will
redirect him to my direct line, where we can discuss this matter
At this point, I recommend that you contact the representative
directly for additional information and arranging the service.
The email address is: johnwdesigns(a)gmail.com
(please replace the (a) with @ when sending the email) and I have let
him know that he will be hearing directly from you shortly.
I've also searched extensively for a software that may be able to do
this and I've encountered several issues with pre-made programs.
1. The viewers are required to download a special plug-in
This will likely significantly reduce the number of people who view
the virtual magazine because many online users are unwilling to
install programs made by obscure companies for security reasons
2. They are missing key features
Because they were made with different purpose in mind, they do not
allow either animation or having links in the middle of the page (ie,
'continued on page 31')
My personal recommendation is to use a professional service, but if
you would like to pursue the software option, please let me know and I
will post the ones I have reviewed.
I hope this has helped. If you require clarification on any part of
the answer, please let me know.