What is a Book App and Could YOU Create One?

"What is a Book App and Could YOU Create One?" Edition 2 is FREE March 15-19 on Kindle. See how 45 Writers Published their Books as Book Apps... Many people ask me what it means to publish a book as an app. When I made the decision to turn my son's life adventures growing up on the spectrum as a series of children's stories, I chose storybook app over printed book. For me it was an easy decision because it allowed Jonathan the opportunity to use his talents as a voice actor to do the narration. That adds an authenticity and heart that is … [Read more...]

The Beta Test: Seeing Your App for the First Time

Last Saturday morning I woke up to an email from Bill Anderson (He and Tom Anderson from Customizabooks are our developers). He said that he had posted an iOS build of our app on TestFlight (a site for beta testing apps) and he sent me an invitation link. <gulp> This is it, I thought. If I click on that link and download our app, this is really happening! No longer an idea, a discussion, a dream. On that quiet Saturday morning with my morning cup of Earl Grey, I stood in my kitchen gazing out into the back yard thinking that a major … [Read more...]

Will a Children’s Book App Ignite Self Acceptance?

Good question! I’ve always had to pioneer solutions for my son who has Aspergers Syndrome. Anyone with a child on the spectrum knows that there are no cookie-cutter solutions as our children are as unique (and beautiful) as snowflakes. I’m really thinking out of the box these days so he continues to build his self confidence and independence. I’m pooling our family’s talents—my son’s voice over, my daughter’s writing, my marketing skills, and my husband’s support—and collaborating with very creative professionals to develop a children’s book … [Read more...]