Posts Tagged ‘ipad’

5th November
written by Alden

It is truly amazing how much work goes in to publishing a book in today’s marketplace.  I have to say, I’m glad I’m not doing this all on my own.  Because the book is “POD” – Print on Demand – large distributors like Baker & Taylor use their own POD printer, Textstream, to sell through such retailers as Borders. And, there are more than one of these mega-retailers who need to be notified about the book.  Apparently books don’t just magically appear on bookshelves… even the online variety.

Information about the book is slowly working its way through the book world, so you will find it listed, at various prices, at various locations. I am noticing that the cover image is someone slow to show up at some stores.


The book is already available for Kindle at, retailing for $9.95.  It will also be available for download for the Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Kobo at the normal places, as well as at places like and  They tell me it can take 6-8 weeks for the book to appear at various retailers.  There is no specific iPad version out yet, however there is a free Kindle app that will work.  WestBow is apparently looking into the iPad market.

Again, it is a very complex process, and this definitely falls in favor of working through someone like WestBow, who is set up to handle all of this.  For me, it’s just a matter of being patient, something I’m not always good at.