The presidents of the USA

The presidents of the USA

Have you ever tried to create a flipbook? I has never been so easy as this.

A couple of months ago I created a book about the presidents of the USA with blurb. It was a quite hard work, but after some days and a bunch of spent ours I had the book. And was able to send the link to my ebook to my friends an colleges.

But yesterday I got this link “learn more about flipbooks here” and after reading it I just surfed to www.yumpu.com to try it out. First had to find a PDF but this one came into my mind and seconds after loading it up I had my flip book. And the quality? I is exceptional! Unbelievable!! Typical Swisss product, the company is located in Switzerland!

PDF is outdated, it was designed to be able to be displayed on any computer (windows, mac, …) and the format is designed to be created very fast. But look at a PDF when you try to display it on a smart phone! And now compare it with a flip book like this! The difference is tremendous. Try to display this example on your smartphone. The quality is extraordinary!

 

 

Kindle direct publishing

Kindle direct publishing

I have a kindle since a couple of years and like this beautiful device.

Some weeks ago I found out how to create an ebook for kindle! And the first thing I did was of course to create my own ebook and transfer it to my kindle.

Now I found also out that it is quite easy to pulish such an ebook at amazon.

And my next action was of course to do exactly that: publish my own book! Here it is: my first ebook you can buy at amazon!

Kindle

Kindle

I bought also the new kindle. The new one is smaller with the same size of the display, has less wieght and a higher display resolution. The new one is withoug GSM support, but I need to download new books only at home where I have wireless.

The best benefit of the kindle is that you can download a trial of a book where you can read the first chapter. I more than once downloaded such trials and found out that the book is not what I have expected.

It happend more than once that I bought a book which seemed to be very interesting and afterwards I did never read it to the end. Thats over now though I still by books. Not all of the books are available as kindle downloads up to now.

The good thing is, that there are now also German books available, think more than 60.000. And lot of them (mostly old literature: Goethe and so on) are for free.