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Sideloading Large Kindle Mobi Files Using iTunes When Files are Too Big to Email

One of our specialties is programming complex eBooks and that can often mean that the final file can be quite large (here’s why*). If you are uploading the files into the stores then as long as the file size meets the requirements of the store, a large file won’t be a problem. But what happens …

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Apple Adds eBook Gifting to iBooks Store But Buries It with Social Media Icons

Finally, Apple released the long-overdue ability to send an eBook as a gift. It’s a feature that’s been available in other eBookstores for some time as well as a key feature in the Apple App Store and iTunes for several years according to Macworld. The trick for shoppers will be learning about the capability. It …

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How to Create Coupon Promo Codes for Free Copies of Apple iBookstore eBooks

How do you provide a friend, associate or an eBook reviewer a free copy of your eBook?—short of emailing them the file that is. It’s a common question and many authors are surprised when they learn they need to buy their own Kindle eBooks. Not so with Apple; it’s one of the few publisher-friendly merchandising …

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Apple iBooks Author: A self-publishing tool for authors of children’s books and art books?

Apple iBooks Author: A self-publishing tool for authors of children’s books and art books?

First the good news: iBooks Author is free It is relatively easy to use Anyone can upload their completed book to the Apple iBookstore  The not-so-good news: The completed title can only be viewed on an iPad The only way to charge for it is to sell it through the iBookstore You need a Mac …

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Battle of the Brand Ecosystems: Kindle vs. iPad (not Android vs. iPad)

I continue to be surprised by the number of people I meet who obsess over eReader and tablet features. To be sure, screen resolution, I/O ports, processor speed, weight, buttons/no buttons, etc. are indeed important features to consider. But I don’t believe you can evaluate eReader hardware the way you evaluate other consumer electronics like …

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