October 9, 2012
The medium sized 22 cats book measures roughly 6 by 8 inches, or 15 by 20 cm. It contains the same 22 images as the small 22 cats book which I distributed as a promotion piece. You can download a free PDF of the small book. The medium sized 22 cats book available from me is $25.00 including shipping and handling. There are only ten of them – a few strategically distributed at finer Über Cool shops everywhere.
The 22 cats book features a selection of images from the ebook series 100 cats, available on the iTunes bookstore.
October 3, 2012
September 18, 2012
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23273/The%20little%20book/22%20cats%20little%20book.pdf is a tiny pdf of the tiny book 22 cats, which is selected images from the 100 cats series.
September 12, 2012
Who has an iPad 2G or newer? Who would like a free review copy of 100 cats? 5 each on Twitter, Facebook and here… samupress @ gmail dot com
September 6, 2012
What a fast turnaround! I thought I would have some time to set up a page for the book before then.
August 18, 2012
Well, that was a bit of an insane run. My 100 cats drawing project ran out of steam at around 80 pictures, and I decided, WTH, put ‘em all up here and see what happens.
It pushed me over the hump, I think, along with getting a bit more proper sleep. Though only eighty or so have been put up, there are a few more than 100 in the ebook, and some that haven’t been seen here. It hasn’t been properly finished yet, and so hasn’t been submitted. I hope I don’t run onto some obtuse objection to it, like with the Ocean Views booklet. It was a distraction, too, to try and meet the unclear criticisms of that submission.
Naught to do but wait, at this point. My paid books account waits for approval. I hope to put up 100 cats for 99¢. Stay tuned cat fans. And huge thanks for all the likes, especially for the ones I thought were a bit unusual.
There will be a number of promo codes available. I’d like to distribute a few. How should I decide?
August 16, 2012
And those are indeed, magnificent feet.
Crackle presents the movie, streaming, as an option. You must download Crackle for your iPad, if you watch only this movie.
August 9, 2012
I updated the pages for the books, and corrected links.
An iBooks 2 version of 20 Landscapes IV is up on iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/20-landscapes-iv/id497100073?mt=11. It’s a free download.
PDF’s at Dropbox:
Ocean Views is a collection of digital sketches and paintings. Ocean Views is a free download, and includes two extra images that haven’t appeared in the blog post series, which you can download from DropBox
June 3, 2012
If you’ve been following the tags, you’ve seen the tag for 100 cats.The 100 cats project is me deciding to draw 100 cat drawings on my iPad, and putting together an ebook collection of those images. So far, I have drawn more than 80. Some have been edited out of the collection to bring the current number down to 80. Only 17 of those have been posted here, and some of those have been drawings in progress. Some have been edited out as duplicates or variations. I thought I might post every third drawing or so. I’ll likely put up a few more of the older ones, then, to bring up that number. I want the book to have a large number of unseen, fresh images for the viewer. I expect a sample of the book would come out at about 20 images, too, as that seems what most samples from the iTunes bookstore feature. They may not be the same set of images.
One worry is response from the iTunes bookstore approval staff. Ocean Views is held up over length and interactivity issues that I have no idea how to address. Will 100 images that don’t move, or something, be acceptable anymore?
I don’t have an ITIN from the IRS either. I had hoped to price the book at .99 and this, at this point hinges on a letter from Apple, and with deadlines looming, likely a re-submission of the application.
I’m not a US citizen, so why not go through an aggregator? Because I would have to go about producing an 100+ page PDF file-as it would all be images-and they don’t process PDF files. iBooks Author is so easy and so suitable to this kind of collection: the images flow into my photostream, fall into iPhoto, sort into the 100 cats folder, and load into a widget in my iBooks Author template. Verify and send directly. Await approval. Too easy, perhaps.
iBooks Author is perfect for publishing chapbook collections of images, or poems or whatever, built around a theme.
May 8, 2012
Update May 8 2012 ”Thank you for submitting your request to update your content. Your change request has been denied.”
Are there no hints? Suggestions? Guidelines?
The Ocean Views eBook can be downloaded directly from here.
Update May 24 2012 Alas:
Books must be of sufficient length or functionality. We encourage you to review your book concept and evaluate whether you can incorporate functionality, content, or both to enhance the user experience.
Additionally, books must not be intended for distribution to a limited audience (e.g., an organization or a family). For information on how to distribute your book outside the iBookstore, see the iBooks Author: Publishing and distribution FAQ (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5071).
Use the Dropbox download link.