Yay! Now you don’t need an iPad to read 40 Days of Green Smoothies. Anyone who wants can purchase the book and get in on the green smoothie habit!
40 Days of Green Smoothies was my very first ebook, and I have to say, it has been a huge learning experience. I’ve never worked with the iBook store before, and there were a few snags and frustrations along the way. I won’t get into some of the technical roadblocks that we hit, because what’s important here is a discovery that I didn’t make until after I’d published: you can’t read iBooks unless you have an iPad. What??
I had no idea, and it still doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. There are some ways that you can hack your browser to make it read the iBook format, but no one should have to go through all of that to make green smoothies. SO! Instead of getting annoyed, my awesome publisher/husband and I decided to release a new version that’s accessible without needing any specific e-reader, and you can even read it on your computer!
I was worried that this would mean re-formatting the whole book, page-by-page, but thanks to some late-night googling, we were able to reformat the book and find an awesome site to deliver the digital media in just a few hours!
We’re using a service called Sellfy, and so far I am loving them. It’s simple, quick, easy, and gets great reviews from users and customers alike. Yay! The book has actually been available on Sellfy for over a week, but I wanted to make sure everything was running smoothly before announcing it here. And everything is running smoothly!
I have been really overwhelmed with how positive and supportive folks have been about this book. Jumping into a new medium like this was a little bit scary for me, and it’s been so gratifying to hear from people who are loving the book. I’m thrilled that now I can share 40 Days of Green Smoothies with more people, whether you have an iPad or not!