Well after almost a year of messing about with my old uni creation i’ve finally revised the original book version and brought it out in a full colour eBook. Self publishing on Apple iTunes and the Amazon kindle platform has been a steep learning curve.
I would thoroughly recommend ibook author which is a fantastic piece of free software
I think i can honestly say i’ve been delighted with the result despite the difficulties i’ve had getting to grips with the software but that’s a story for another day.
Amazon has just brought our it’s new kindle kids book creator
This is a lot more basic but actually quite simple to use especially if you don’t use the pop up text (i gave up and created my own text on the original images). Note to self- ‘must get to grips with that text!’ What’s great about this piece of software is that it is designed for picture books unlike Apples ibook author where i had to adapt the templates (i’m sure there’s an easier way, i just haven’t found it yet!). The other thing that was a pain was that the whole aspect ratio in kindle was different to the ibook version so i had to reformat the whole book. This is mainly because there are so many different tablet platforms to consider. In the end i decided to go for the kindle HD versions as they were the most up to date.
Anyway my point is that if you have a book you wish to publish but your subject matter is a bit niche, meaning mainline publishers won’t be interested, you now have a route to market. So get creating :)
4 weeks ago