As I mentioned in my Twitter back in July, I was looking forward to this, being in the company of Burroughs and Swift. Emperor Dad has been published in a number of formats, including two paper editions, PDF, Kindle and now this, an iPhone App. It's a great experiment to see what works and what doesn't.
The big advantage I see here is that Emperor Dad has a chance to show up. A corner bookstore will have thousands of books on its shelves. PDF ebooks are spread out all over cyberspace and only the experienced know where to look. The Kindle system has 125000 titles for it's 250000 Kindle owners. The iPhone App store has about 200 titles for a million iPhone users, with that expecting to grow to ten million iPhone users this year. And one thing I have learned from experience this month -- when two or more iPhone users get together, the first thing they do is talk about the Apps they have downloaded.
So when I was approached by an App developer with the idea of publishing one of my books, I was ready. I had previously gone through the process of converting the text to the cut-down HTML that Kindle format uses, so all I had to do was send him the file.
The App store is mostly $0.99 cent editions of public domain books, and a handful of current titles at higher prices. Go. Tap. Download. It's easy to find. This ought to be an interesting experiment. If it works, I'd have no problem putting other titles out this way as well.
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