Frequently Asked Questions
What is Author Mobile?
Author Mobile creates iPad Applications for Publishers. We make your books interactive.
How does everything work?
We make it easy for you! You deliver your book titles to us and we work our magic by creating interactive touch points, custom icons, to bring your books to life. We give you a spec sheet for the creative or we can assist with the creative. We help you every step of the way. We want your book to be a success!
Why is it a good idea to convert my book into an iPad App?
Converting your book into an iPad App gives you the flexibility to sell and repurpose your books in the app store. Plus we will make your book interactive.
Why should my book be interactive?
Picture you reading your book, you turn the page and watch a video, touch a button and hear audio, pretty awesome right?
Making books an interactive experience is a fun way to connect with your readers. Your book as an iPad App allows you to connect and engage with your reader in a new way to provide rich interactivity in addition to a standard read. Yes, if you have audio, video, we can include it in your book.
What kind of interactivity can you provide?
- Read to me – You deliver the audio and we will have the book read to your fans.
- Video in your pages
- Sound Effects
- Activities – Games and Activities make reading the book a new experience each time. Contact us to learn more.
How long does it take to make my book interactive?
We understand deadlines and launch dates are important to you. We will establish a realistic delivery time to meet your needs. Time is based upon multiple variables, including advanced functionality and feature requests by the client.
Do I have to have an apple account?
No. We will deliver the app to the appstore and take care of everything for you. If you want it under your existing account, we are happy to do that too.
Can apple reject my app? Is so, what happens then?
Yes, they can. But we will work with you to make the necessary fixes and resubmit to the appstore.
How long does it take to get in the appstore?
It could take a few days to weeks, sometimes longer.
Is the app self contained or does it require the internet?
On a train, plane, bus or car, drinking Starbucks or wherever you are… Your book app will be self contained, so it won’t require internet to access the content. This means it can work on an iPad with NO wifi. It doesn’t pull from a database. Just install and enjoy!
How much is the price and packages?
Contact us to discuss your project and we would be happy to give you a quote. We have two base packages with a-la-cart menu and custom options.
Can you make my book read to me?
Yes. You deliver the file and we will make it read to you, until your hearts content.
Do you help us prepare the assets?
Yes. If you need us to help you acquire or create assets and prepare them for your application, we offer services to assist you. These can be…
- Photo Embellishment
- Element Design (buttons, etc..)
- Audio / Sound
Do you format the books for us?
We will work together to find the best format for your book. There are a few options to select from. We will explain why choosing a format is an important decision.
Can you provide in App Purchasing?
Yes. In app purchasing is important to cross promote multiple titles or a series of books by a Publisher or Author. We will give you a library area in your app to offer those titles.
Do you provide updates?
Yes. We provide updates based on our clients needs. Considering our unique delivery system, we handle each project and client individually. We deliver these updates typically as modifications, new features within the app. This would be built to scope and approved by our clients.
Can you implement my "ideas" for my app?
Yes. I’m sure you have some great ideas! Your project doesn’t have to fit into a mold. We can have fun and do all kinds of stuff with your app. We are idea guys too! Let’s talk.
What kinds of books work the best?
- Children’s Picture Books
- Young Reader
- Graphic Novels
- Inspirational and Motivational
- Non Fiction
- Cook Books
- And other books too.
Who runs Author Mobile?
People passionate about Publishing and Technology.