After three years in the making, I’m proud to announce that my first interactive ebook is live at the iBook store!
The ebook is packed with amazing features that make learning about the Ubass a new and exciting experience! I will go through these features in detail in a future blog post but for now, let’s have a quick look:
- Picture gallery’s that enhances the reading experience
- Multi-angle videos that show you how to get the best out of your Ubass playing
- Highlighted words are clickable and explained in pop-ups or in the extensive word list. (I bet you can spend hours just navigating the word list alone!)
- End of lesson quizzes – check and see if you have understood the lesson you just worked with
- Marking text and make notes – find something especially interesting? Mark the text/or make a note – these are collected and can be browsed and/or searched
Link to the iBook Store
Learn to Play the Ubass
by Magnus Sjöquist
UPDATE 2: (3.10.16) This preview is no longer available on the iBooks Store. Partial books are not allowed. Let me know if you want to try it out and I can send you a download link. Still working on completing my first iBook. More info ASAP!
UPDATE: Had some problems with the Google form I’m using for my questions below. But now it seams to work!
If you already subscribe to my newsletter you might have seen that I have a sample lesson up on iBooks store. It’s a preview of my brand new Lesson Packs series- Learn to play the Ubass!
I’m putting the final touches on Lesson Pack 1 – Basic Techniques at the moment and hope to release it early 2016.
I really want your feedback and I know there are a at least a handful of downloads of that Lesson Pack 3 preview. Please help me out answering a couple of questions in the Google form below.
Ok. But if I haven’t got that preview yet, where can I find it? Click here to get the free preview on the iBooks Store.
I went for the iBooks format for a couple of reasons…
- Digital distribution
- Interactive media
- Free updates and fixes
I did a poll a while back checking what preferred platform you have for digital media. Quite a few answered that they use iPhone/iPad or Mac so at the moment the iBooks format seams to be a good decision.
What do I want to know now?
One of the obstacles with the iBooks format is what to include regarding multimedia contents. As you know video takes up space and even if I go for a decent quality (720p) the videos add up on the final size of the download.
So one of the most important questions is how big a lesson pack can be? How much should be included and would it be ok to have links to some content outside of the book, additional videos on YouTube for example?
It won’t take more than a couple of minutes of your time to answer these questions and it will help me a lot to know what you think.
Big thanks to everyone that wants to help me out!
Link to questions!