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Title: Talespring ebook app
Post by: evilrobot on October 16, 2012, 09:39 AM
Just read about this app on Will Terry's site It's an app that lets artists make their own ebook apps without knowing any programming http://willterry.blogspot.com/2012/10/my-app-is-done-tutorial.html (http://willterry.blogspot.com/2012/10/my-app-is-done-tutorial.html) What an amazing tool. I was waiting for something like this I could use on my PC so thought I'd share with you guys. http://www.talespring.com/ (http://www.talespring.com/)  :)
Title: Re: Talespring ebook app
Post by: Danyelle on October 16, 2012, 05:32 PM
This is made of awesome! Thanks for sharing. It's going to be a blast to play with.  :love5:
Title: Re: Talespring ebook app
Post by: MichaelBlackbourn on October 19, 2012, 10:29 PM
Interesting.  I did notice that the app makers keep a 50% royalty on the app's sold after you publish for $150.  But if you would be getting 0$ without it then maybe it's still a  good deal.
Title: Re: Talespring ebook app
Post by: WilsonWilliamsJr on November 13, 2012, 11:18 PM
Michael, right now this is the math for the free use of programs these days;

There are a number of these companies who supply the program for free and take a cut of the price as payment. The technology is getting better and better. So keep an eye out for new ones that may want the same cut but give you a better program with more options to make your ebook interactive.

A. The book would most likely be sold on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles or Itunes. All of those outlets get 30% off the top of the sale price.

B. From what's left over the program company can get anywhere from 50-80 percent depending on what they do for your book as far as marketing and whatnot are concerned. Generally the less they offer the less their cut. This isn't always the case though so be careful.

C. That leaves you with 50-20 percent. If you wrote and drew the book, Hurrah! that's all yours. If not, you'll most likely need to split it between you and the writer or illustrator (assuming you haven't paid them already and secured all rights and are offering no royalties to them.)

You could also get a programmer to do everything you need, but you would have to pay them up front. After that 30% from the outlet the rest would be yours.

Will Terry has a number of great blog posts about this type of thing on his blog. Check em out!!!
Title: Re: Talespring ebook app
Post by: bjadams on December 23, 2012, 02:06 PM
The software is good if you want to make a very simple book app, with robotic movement. Maybe I am biased, because I'm a software developer myself, apart from being an aspiring writer.

Nowadays even free book apps are very intuitive with complex animation and interactivity... something the required programming skills and much sweat.

It's true that most don't have the budget to pay a programmer upfront, but maybe there are other ways, do co-operations and build a stronger product
Title: Re: Talespring ebook app
Post by: PetravB on December 28, 2012, 08:47 AM
Thanks for the link. I think I saw this somewhere before, but I forgot about it, time to check it out!
Title: Re: Talespring ebook app
Post by: Agile Pig on February 01, 2013, 10:38 AM
Does anyone know if there's any type of tutorial for it? Or is that even needed? It looks fairly simple to produce a simple picture book with basic animation, so I'm looking forward to messing around with it : )



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