Dieselt Sweeties creator R Stevens decided to create an eBook using Apple’s newly released iBook Author. The result was a month’s worth of comics that was outputted as a PDF ebook. He estimates that it was downloaded 10,000 times.
Response to the format has been “overwhelmingly positive,” Stevens said in a blog post, but there are some downsides. First, he says bandwidth required to provide the downloads is a problem, which could be overcome by selling the via the iBookstore, but that entails additional costs and operating within the confines of Apple’s marketplace. Stevens says this isn’t palatable since he “[doesn’t] like the idea of readers being geographically or economically restricted from downloading [his] comics.”
6 thoughts on “10,000 downloaded R Stevens’ Diesel Sweeties iBook”
His mom must really like that book!
Very good to hear. I am looking at publishing one by the end of the summer. I bet I get at least 12 downloads…..
So that’s 10,000 paid or free downloads?
Looks like it was free and termed an ‘experiment’. I don’t know much about iBooks, but if it IS possible to monetize without Apple taking a big bite (sorry), this might lead to something.
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