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Make A Book App

Updated on June 21, 2013

Why make a Book App

Are you an author that wants to take there writing to the next level? Then you need to make a book app! It takes quite a bit of work! Writing, editing, publishing, promotion, oh goodness especially promotion. It's probably safe to say that there is more than one author out there who has a great book, but no publicity for it. With no publicity, how does an author become one of the best-sellers? How do they become an author that people want to ask for advice and tips from? Or, if you're already a successful author, how do you connect with your readers? The answer is simple: You make a book app. Book apps are interactive, connect with readers, help you make more sales, and of course promote your name as well as your book. As you read on you will not only learn more whys of making a book app, but how to make a book app as well.

make a book app
make a book app

Interaction With Your Readers

When it comes to being an author, having feedback from your readers is a luxury. Imagine a book app that would allow your readers to ask you questions in a efficient manner. In an interactive book app, you will be able to answer these questions through a friendly medium where ever you want, whenever you want. No hassle, nobody pushing to get at you (and in some cases, just touch you). Your readers are also able to look into your upcoming works. This adds publicity to their future release and helps to hype your fan base. In all reality, there are countless possibilities from a book app. You could post your video announcements, you could post interviews you've had, you could even put the first few pages of your book on there as a preview, then offer it to your readers for purchase!

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childrensbookapphere

Children Book Apps

Make a Children's Book App

Parents are always looking for ways to either educate or entertain their children, and if they can do both at the same time. Tablets and eReaders are can be taken anywhere and can entertain and educate children for hours. Even though there is a lot of demand these children book apps are also the hardest to create due to the intense graphics needed and how easy the interface needs to be. Through my research I would recommend making a childrens eBook in enhanced eBook format or a fixed layout format. These designs are specfic for the conditions that you would need to make for a children's eBook. Children Book apps are can still be a very good option, but can be more costly than making an eBook.

Make A Book App Turns To Do Lists to To Done Lists

1) Advertise my eBook

2) Add material for Readers

3)Answer Fan Questions

4) Update my social media outlets

5) Promote myself as an author

6) Make more Sales

All of these things are done when you make a book app

Diffrence Between Making an eBook and Book App - Book App vs eBook

Even though they might seem like the same things book apps and eBooks are completely different. The video below will go over some of the basic differences between the two. The best one for an author really depends on theirs goals, and what and how they want accomplish these goals through their book.

What do you think is the best?

What option do you think is better, and why?

Make a Book App
Make a Book App

How to Make a Book App

Now that you have read all the great benefits of making a book app your probably wondering how to make a book app. Most people don't make a book app because it seems so over whelming and they don't know where to start. This is the biggest mistake you can make. Creating an interactive book app is easy. Have someone else make your book app. You might be asking why that is expensive and can take a lot of time. I would like to point out that it's not. Simply come up with some ideas for book app and fill out a form and they will make it work for you. They have an expertise where you don't. Don't have someone who doesn't know what they are doing make your book app they could easily make rookie mistakes and over charge you. Paying someone who knows what there doing gets it done quickly, correctly, and can give you a good price.Here is who's book app builder I use. They are experts at book apps and the eBook market. They are also very easy to work with, very inexpensive.

How to Make a Book App Checklist

1) Go to Makeabookapp.com

2) Fill out the form and tell them what you want.

3) Get your Book App

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advertise with a book app

Make a Book App = Make an Author App

Think about it. If you've got an eBook, your author app will only add to the publicity. When you make a book app people with your app can preview the book, then choose to purchase it...right from your app! Your app is a new, fresh way to help yourself to the millions of potential readers out there. Who knows? There could be someone right now looking for a book just like the one you've written. Making an author app is another venue by which you can promote yourself, your work, and livelihood.

eBooks vs. Traditional

Well we know you like to read books...but do you like to read them in a traditional format or on your digital reading platform (iPad, iPod, Kindle etc...)? Please be kind.

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    • brycecollins lm profile imageAUTHOR

      brycecollins lm 

      5 years ago

      @Arod17: That is great! What type of book app are you thinking of making?

    • Arod17 profile image

      Arod17 

      5 years ago

      Great Lens I need to make a book app

    • Sher Ritchie profile image

      Sher Ritchie 

      6 years ago

      Well - I'd like to have heard a recommendation from you as to what various 'bits&bobs' work BEST in a book app. Is there a particular app-app (so to speak) that everyone OUGHT to have in their book app, the sort of thing 'you don't know to ask for it unless you know to ask for it'? Also, is it possible to have an app for Google android as well as Apple - since these are now to two main app formats and android use is expanding rapidly?

    • Elyn MacInnis profile image

      Elyn MacInnis 

      6 years ago from Shanghai, China

      This sounds like a great idea - thank you. I never knew there was such a thing as a book app.

    • brycecollins lm profile imageAUTHOR

      brycecollins lm 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the Blessing :)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Informative,awesome lens! Blessed by a Squidoo Angel-Have a great day!

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