It is beginning to look like it’s going to be easier – and a bit more straightforward – to have one store at Society6. It will feature basically prints and mugs. We would love to put up various prints of the Londontlife cartoons, but feel they won’t always have a universal appeal. The Londontlife material is fairly siloed so we will put up some selections and will see how it goes interest-wise.
We won’t be at London Comic this year. Some registration mixup had delayed our registration until any available tables were sold out. Doug’s prints sold well enough last year.
When we discarded Cartoonlife, of course we did a backup. That backup somehow remains linked to here, the renamed Samupress. Some of it is interesting enough to keep and sort to other pages or blogs, or linked to their books. Soon.
Yesterday I downloaded iBooks Author. It kills to spell that in American. While poking about and figuring out the interface and its design sensibilities, I managed to put together a short little ebook of the 20 Landscapes IV images. As carefully as I could I filled out all the fields and forms in iTunes Publisher, and waited while the book went up to the iTunes store.
Three or four days ago, I was looking into the possibility of using Book Creator on the iPad to do the same. A short twisted path of instructions required a special tax number from the IRS for foreign citizens and a few weeks of passing around notarized photocopies of my passport.
There are free PDF files available from the links just over there to the right. The files are big, and readable, of course, on a Mac or PC.
This shorter, more compact version is more attractive, livelier and somewhat more interactive, and designed especially for the iPad, and the whole thing was so damned easy.