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Bill Amend self-publishes FoxTrot in iBook Store

FoxTrot Packs
FoxTrot Packs

FoxTrot creator Bill Amend has announced that he’s self-published three FoxTrot collections through the Apple iBook Store using Apple’s free iBooks Author software. Each book is $1.99 and contains about 100 strips.

From his website:

I?m calling them FoxTrot Pad Packs, because I like the metaphor of collectable cards and how you build up your collection via booster packs. I made them myself using Apple?s free iBooks Author software. Each $1.99 book contains 100 strips, some old, some new, some story lines, some stand-alone jokes, some black and white dailies, some color Sundays. The idea is to create mini books that take maybe 20–30 minutes to read and which aren?t bogged down with a ton of outdated references, as happens with my older, chronologically arranged print books. Plus, they?re short enough that I can put together a fun themed book like the geeky #3.14. They?re at native resolution for the new iPad with its Retina display, but look awesome on older iPads as well. The navigation is super smooth and you can scroll through thumbnails and bookmark favorites if you like. And you can pinch zoom for extra detail if you want. I?m really, really happy with how well they turned out.

You can get to the three ebooks below.

Pad Pack #1

Pad Pack #2

Pad Pack #3.14 – Extra Geeky Edition

Community Comments

#1 Daniel Boris
April/18/2012
@ 11:41 am

Outstanding. Good luck with this, Bill!

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