Guess who's among the very first publishers to have its entire catalogue on offer at Apple's iPad bookstore for the groundbreaking new iPad tablet computer/ebook reader ... yep, BeWrite Books.
Through our partnership with Smashwords.com in the USA, all BB titles will be uploaded to Apple on Wednesday (about the same time I'm in surgery for a far less welcome operation) and will start to show very soon.
Up to that date, only the 'Big Six' had been invited for the launch of the new enterprise: Hachette, Harper Collins, Macmillan, Penguin, Random House and Simon & Schuster. They all eagerly signed up with the exception of Random House, which has a case of the jitters over the financial implications of Apple's new 'agency model' to replace traditional retail commissions.
Back with you all very soon, I hope. While I'm away, try to rustle up some more followers for this blog -- contributors, too (just email me your input). The next blog post will be as soon as I come round from the surgery and get internet access.
Love and luck. Neil
PS: As promised here's another book-related video. This one's for those of you who still think ebooks won't stand the test of time: