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Winners at eBook Awards

iPub-Press had two winners at the recent 2012 Global Ebook Awards

 

Best Illustration in Non-Fiction

  • Joy after the Fire, When Grief, Loss, and Despair are the Seeds of New Joy and Growth by Joyce Wycoff

Sports/Fitness/Recreation Non-Fiction

  • Outdoor Moments – Snafu’s That Sportsmen Don’t Like to Talk About by Byron Graham
We also had two finalists which we think are winners too.

Children Picture Books Fiction

  • Andrew, The Ant Farmer Big City Adventure by Jack Lantz

Speculative Fiction – Science Fiction

  • City Beneath the Earth by Thomas Heiliger
It felt exciting to be at Global Ebook Awards ceremony and dinner in Santa Barbara on August 18, 2012. I was traveling for a while and couldn’t get oriented enough to write a post. (Good to be back home.) For more info, click here to reach our HOME PAGE.
For more information and the full list, CLICK HERE!

Market Prepares for New Tablets

The major players have positioned themselves for some advantage in preparation for the holiday season and impending announcements from Apple about the iPhone 5 and the now expected iPad Mini.

Google has released their first offering, the Nexus 7.

Amazon is having a press conference on September 6th to show off their new Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch. These will be improved versions, having had some time to further advance design and software of their products. As yet, the Fire does not allow video or audio in their books, but it will only be a matter of time before they add this feature.

What’s left is that Apple is having a press gathering on September 12th that will probably only announce the iPhone 5, with another some time in October to reveal the purported iPad Mini.

The strategy has been well thought out by each manufacturer to take advantage of the cyclical nature of news. It mirrors how the movie industry plans their releases so as not to step on each other’s box office potential. (Movie release dates are planned years in advance.) Google and Amazon are hoping that you get excited about their products so that you convince yourself that it meets your needs before Apple delivers its next knock-out product.

Best Advice? You waited this long to get to the point of being open to the idea that the “wave of the future” could be yours today. You probably should wait, if you can, until they all arrive. If you can’t, then buy one that matches your requirements as you see them for the next year or two. Any choice will be empowering, giving you convenience and ability that you have never experienced before.

We are about two years into this New Wave of publishing. We have scratched the surface. There is now a critical mass of users, but we will seen more convergence of computer and tablet in the next few years so that one day you will think back to what you were doing in 2009 and marvel at how crude technology was and wonder how we ever got along.

iPub-Press will be reviewing and comparing a basic unit of each tablet when they are available. We would like to aid you in deciding which tablet might be the right fit for you. Just as in the automotive industry, there is room for many ways of addressing the market. Some people want to books simply, with no other distractions. Some others would like to check their mail, Twitter their friends, post to Facebook and read. Many will move toward the convenience of watching movies wherever they choose and writing their books, connecting to the internet and doing it all on a device that has replaced their desktop. When that day comes, we will help you decide how to leap into it.

Smoke & Ice — Legend of the Wolf

Available for the iPad.   Available for Kindle.

Cheers to Buckingham Mouse!

Recent Release: After months of mixing key ingredients: Art, the voice of Master Storyteller Mark Lewis and a fascinating tale of a mouse who lives where the Renaissance Pleasure Faire is held every year; we  are proud to announce the first eBook of the Storyteller Series from iPub-Press. Buckingham Mouse appreciates the Faire’s spirit of celebration and learns how to make the most out of his involvement.

Cheers to us!

Buckingham Mouse raises a glass with author Mark Lewis in
“The Faire Adventures of Buckingham Mouse”– Etching by Jack Lantz

This saga is entertaining and has drama. Relive the jubilant experience of your own visits to the Faire through the Adventures of Buckingham Mouse or get a “taste” of what it is like to attend the glorious festival that is the Pleasure Faire.

Available now  at the iBookstore by clicking HERE: 

Four iPub-Press eBooks Make Finals!

2012 Global Ebook Awards

Best Illustration in Non-Fiction

  • Joy after the Fire, When Grief, Loss, and Despair are the Seeds of New Joy and Growth by Joyce Wycoff
  • Preventing Sales Crimes by Peri Shawn

Children Picture Books Fiction

  • Andrew, The Ant Farmer Big City Adventure by Jack Lantz
  • Bella the Dragon by Barbara Nick
  • Bella and the Year of the Dragon by Barbara Nick
  • Great-Grandpa Fussy and the Little Puckerdoodles by Mardo Williams
  • Penelope the Purple Pirate by Melissa Northway
  • Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

Speculative Fiction – Science Fiction

  • City Beneath the Earth by Thomas Heiliger
  • Xenofreak Nation by Melissa Conway

Sports/Fitness/Recreation Non-Fiction

  • Hiking the Continental Divide Trail: One Woman’s Journey by Jennifer A. Hanson
  • Outdoor Moments – Snafu’s That Sportsmen Don’t Like to Talk About by Byron Graham

OK! We are excited. After all the hard work, this comes as a nice surprise. Four books “made the cut.”  Winners will be announced at the Global Ebook Awards ceremony and dinner in Santa Barbara on August 18, 2012 and will be posted on this site on August 20, 2012!
For more information and the full list, CLICK HERE!


Transitional World

Author Neil Gaiman gives a commencement address to young artists graduating this year from  Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. His comments noted from 17:20 to 19:20 minutes in the presentation are bullet points to publishing in this era.

Duke University studies eBooks

If you use your imagination, you can see that in five to ten years, school course study will have evolved just because of the practicality of having tablets contain all the books you might be required to do your coursework negating the necessity of carrying 25 pounds of books with you to class.

The Duke University Libraries recognize that the format of the book, along with the content, plays an important role in the research process. The Libraries are committed to advocating for optimal e-book functionality in every phase of the research process. The guiding principle behind this E-Book Advocacy Statement is that e-books should have the following functionalities as an essential part of research support.

The Libraries are

  • exploring the complexity of the research process and how e-books fit within this process
  • learning from readers about their preferences
  • advocating to publishers on behalf of researchers’ needs

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ePublishing is a Growth Industry

LinkedIn Analytics studied data that shows the media business has been in overdrive, especially during this 2012 election season, but it’s now pushing pixels, not paper. According to the data studied by LinkedIn, the professional social network, the newspaper industry experienced a 28.4 percent shrink rate between 2007 and 2011.

Contrast newspapers’ huge drop with the gain experienced in the second-fastest-growing industry, according to the same LinkedIn data: online publishing. New-media companies posted a staggering 24.3 percent gain, coming in only behind the “Internet” overall. Look at the chart below and compare the green online publishing dot with the red newspaper dot.

For original article by Paul Smalera from Reuters, click here:

Announcing iPub-Press

iPub-Press announces 5 eBooks! We have many more in various stages of development. We are just beginning to market all of its services. We like our new site design and will continue to add and refine content as we expand our services and information as to how to publish eBooks and use eReaders.