Monday, March 14, 2011

Kick Ass Author Apps

. Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm a gadget geek so it should be no surprise that iPod/pad/phone apps mesmerize me, which is why I started thinking of the usefulness of an app for authors and publishers. There's not a lot out there yet but the ones I found are so much fun. My favorite is Witch & Wizard for author James Patterson. I dream of a day where I have something similar! Check out my screenshots:

Gorgeous graphics from the book. Simple yet dynamic design. I give it an A+

This is under "Read Book One for Free." You can page through or use this scroll device to jump to a particular part or chapter, up to chapter 20 read for free. Easy to use and font large enough to make reading pleasurable.

Under "Create Your Wanted Poster" users can add their pic and choose their crime. You can save the poster and show it off to all your friends! This is the one area I think could be improved, expanding the idea to keep the user coming back for more, instead of a one time hit.

The small bottom button takes the user to information on the book with active links that take you to his fan community, free audio preview, character blog updates, info on more Patterson books.

If you've found author apps that you enjoy/envy, comment on them. I'd love to explore more.

Love, light, and laughter!
Jocelyn Modo


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