Featured in the iBooks Store, Amazon on the PR Backpedal

This Book featured on iBooks

What a delightful surprise, Apple has featured my book in several categories in the iBooks store. 12 ratings and a slew of downloads today. It is featured in “Made with iBooks” and “Travel Guides” “New and Noteworthy” and “#2 Top Charts” Check out the book here on iBooks! Have an iPad?  It looks *stunning* on the display.

This book on ibooks


Also, noticed Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, has gone on a PR offensive claiming to be the BEST thing for authors. Sound familiar? This on the front page of Amazon.com for a full 24 hours.

apology for screwing authors by jeff bezos

Wonder what caused them to do some “we actually help authors guys” PR?

You did.  Thanks for supporting indie authors like me.

Hat tip to another indie author Thomas Laussermair for pointing this out.  Check out his book here. I just purchased it.





One response to “Featured in the iBooks Store, Amazon on the PR Backpedal”

  1. Thomas Laussermair Avatar

    Andrew, thanks for the hat tip.

    One more data point: People used to prefer Amazon over Apple bookstore due to the vastly larger selection of titles. Not any more: The number of titles (http://bit.ly/LBYwmj , as of yesterday) seems very similar, around 1.35 million across ~24 categories. Many titles are double-counted in up to 3 categories, so the number of unique titles is probably around half that number.

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