Hooray! The Ginger Ninja iBook is Live on the iBooks Store! I thought I was waiting for approval from Apple, but I finally found out that there were issues with the book I’d uploaded. After a bit of faffing about, I worked out what the problem was and the book is now live and can be bought for only £1.49 or $1.99.
If you are thinking of buying a copy, get one soon as that helps give the book a good start. You can get the Ginger Ninja at the iBook store for your iPad at the following addresses.
I forgot to post the last two videos about the ginger ninja on iPad. So here they are. The first one is on the bottom and explains about getting ISBN numbers are my thoughts on where the Kindle is at the moment.
The second video is on top and it takes us to the point where I pressed the button to publish the book. I can’t tell you how excited I was and how frustrating it has been for the last week waiting for Apple to approve the work and make it go live in the Ibooks store.
I have now started work on my second book which is called dizzy DIY and is the first iBook in the Millie and Bombassa series that I will be publishing on Ibooks. These stories have been incredibly popular in libraries and are my most borrowed books. So I hope people are going to enjoy them on iPad.
As you will see from the video on enhancing the books with built in video showing you how to draw Ginger and a video explaining where I got the inspiration for the book. The next books in the series will also have videos and I’m exploring iBook printing so that I can add cut out masks and colouring sheets.
I’ve thought long and hard about whether to include audio or video of me reading the book but I decided that these books are the kind of books that children learn to read with and they will just end up playing the videos and never reading the words if I give them the opportunity. Sorry kids tough luck! 🙂
Apple have just introduced their new iBook Author software. I downloaded it today and I’m already halfway through producing my first iBook! It’s very easy to use. one or two oddities, but soon got them sorted out. have a look at the video and see what you think: