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238 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2013 10:58 AM by GeePeeGee RSS
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Feb 5, 2013 7:04 AM

I'd like to give free versions of a iBooks Author book to the press.


I know that I can create a sample; that's not my question. (Journalists a peculiar ...)

I know that I can send them USB sticks with the .ibooks file. But that is sort of complicated AND expensiv.


To promote the book, I need "special treatments" for selected people.


Any suggestions?

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iOS 6.0.1, 10.7.5 on a mac pro
  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 9:02 AM (in response to GeePeeGee)

    It's near trivial, I think.


    If they have email, you put a copy of the .books on your server and then email them that link. They hit the link on their iPad and the process proceeds easily from there.

  • sb0117 Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 9:27 AM (in response to GeePeeGee)

    You can also create a web page which would have information about the book and a link to download it. That way, the web page could be found while searching, you can tweet about it, put a link on Facebook, etc.

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 9:32 AM (in response to K T)

    Should say "...a copy of the .ibooks file(s)..."

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 10:38 AM (in response to GeePeeGee)

    If you're dealing with pure app store illiterates, there is no point in doing anything other than having them watch while you download your book on their device.


    It's not so hard tho, considering the millions of users that interact with the store worldwide. I think you should give your users and the process a bit more credit - if they can't even download from the store, they have bigger problems that are beyond your ability to solve. Tell them to go to the nearest Apple Store and ask how to use their new toys there - the staff will love to assist, I'm sure.


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