One of the most frequently asked questions we receive here at Haikasoru HQ (hidden high atop Mount Pikachu!) is “Are you going to do ebooks?” And now we can say, “Yes, and soon!” Behold, the first three books in our model Apple bookstore:
We’re still working out the actual release date, but it should be within weeks. We’re starting with Harmomy, The Next Continent, and Slum Online for iPads, the more recent iPhones, and whatever other readers or systems Apple uses. Kids, I edit science fiction for a living. I can’t afford these gadgets. My boss showed me her iPad the other day, but I wasn’t allowed to touch it.
We’ll also soon have news about other formats and other titles as we bring out ebooks. Mostly, it’s just a matter of contracts, but there are some amusing technical challenges. Check out the first page of Harmony:
When the tech person saw this, we got an email asking “On content page - codes appearing in PDF (see attached PDF for ready reference). Please provide the revised PDF for this page or advise.” He thought they were live links, and not just part of the story! When you do get the ebooks though, you can go to our backpage where we advertise our titles and this website, and click directly back to here by tapping your screen.
Anyway, the books look pretty neat, as you can see above. Also, check out the first page for Slum Online:
When we get the exact launch date, I’ll be sure to let you know!