Technology is ever changing. It’s almost impossible to keep up with the latest news, gadgets, and trends, especially when it comes to e-books and reading habits. Authors Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Magdalena Ball are always keen and ready to meet their reader needs, and when Smashwords announced its new deal with Apple to produce formats suitable for the iPad and Apple’s new iBookstore, the authors immediately agreed, and jumped into action, pulling together the appropriate formatting for all of their celebration series books and putting them forward for conversion.
The celebration series has been designed specifically to replace the trite, cliché sentiments of greeting cards, at prices that are little more than the cost of a high end card. Many of the books are beautifully illustrated with paintings or photographs, with poetry designed along themes that focus on mothers (She Wore Emerald Then), fathers and other men (Imagining the Future), and love Cherished PulseMore books are in the works. Hard copies of all the books are available at Amazon, or you can pick them up in whatever format suits, including the iPad, Kindle, Epub (Stanza reader), .pdf, LTF (for Sony reader), and more at Smashwords. As far as Howard-Johnson and Ball are concerned, whatever format suits their reader suits them. It’s all good.