I am getting ready for the release of my new book Expect More. The final edits are underway, and as I wait I’ve been playing around with different ebook platforms. I’ve taken the OITP white paper that started it all (participatory librarianship) Participatory Networks: The Library as Conversation and made ebook versions using Smashwords and the iTunes book store via iBooks Author. It’s free and feel free to download the white paper (a bit dated at this point).
Smashwords was a piece of cake just uploading a Word file. We’ll see if it gets the book listed in other book stores (like Barnes & Noble). Click here to see the Smashwords entry (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/164561).
Apple’s iTunes is typical Apple. Very easy to put together the files, then a bit bureaucratic to get it submitted and approved. Still, fast turn around and you can find it by searching the bookstore through iTunes.
By the way, I went most of the way with Amazon but they required I charge for the book.