Hugh Howey

Bestselling author of Wool and other books. Currently sailing around the world.

Featured on the iBookstore!

What an unbelievable honor! I’m being featured on the front page of the iBookstore this week: 

Not too long ago, someone from Apple got in touch to congratulate me on the success of Wool. The book had caught their attention when it appeared near the top of some genre categories, and after doing some digging they decided to spotlight me as an up-and-coming author.

It’s almost enough to make a kid feel legit.

Of course, as soon as I heard this would be happening, I worked to get more of my books on the iBookstore. By the end of the week, all of them should be available. I’ve heard from readers in the past that my website needed links to other outlets other than Amazon, so I’ve worked to add iBookstore links to my Books Page. I also added a nifty widget over there on the sidebar <—-

I can’t thank Apple enough for all they do for independent artists and developers. It’s unbelievable that we are able to self-publish on the iBookstore and be available for hundreds of millions of iPad and iPhone users. Now, I’m wondering if this is finally the excuse I need to get myself an iPad. I mean, it’s product testing, right? Right? Someone help me out here.

9 replies to “Featured on the iBookstore!”

The iPad is fantastic. I had little use for the idea of one, until I got one for my wife. A few months later, I had to get one for myself.

But don’t get a 16GB model. They’re not upgradeable, so max out the memory. By the time you write a few dozen more books and put some music on it, you’ll fill up that 16GB in no time.

Besides, how can you call yourself a sci-fi author if you don’t take up the chance to own a PAD like they used all the time in Star Trek: The Next Generation?

Thos is very cool, although I’ve been surprised how weak the iBook store is compared to the app store and iTunes. This move helps their image a lot with this reader.

Guess I will look into publishing there. I had written them off.

iPad is the best way to travel with your own personal library. Even if you loose the iPad, your library will live on the clouds forever. This would have sounded like a great science fiction story 20 years ago. BTW, congratulations on the display of your book on iBookstore; it was about time for Apple to catch on.

Congratulations on being featured! I picked up a used iPad exactly for that reason – “testing” purposes – and my hubby has pretty much taken over it ever since :P But it’s still there when I need it, and on the plus side, I don’t have to kick him off my laptop anymore :)

Yes, do get me an iPad… and could you sign it? Seriously, this is so unreal that you get calls from Apple congratulating you on your writing success.

If you want a great tablet for reading, the Nexus 7 is a lot more of an open platform and much more comfortable IMO. I’ve been reading Wool Omnibus on it through the Nook app, works great.

You should look into the Play store too, Google is pushing it pretty hard.

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