Apple is calling the new iOS8 operating system upgrade its biggest release ever. Becoming available to the public on September 17, the iOS8 upgrade is hitting the scene the same week as the release of the shiny new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 19.
Apple can explain the features of iOS8 better than me, but what excites me most as an author and a reader is that the new operating system preloads the iBooks app.
What is the iBooks app?
You may not be aware that Apple has been running a global ebook store for four years. To access it prior to iOS8 you needed to hunt down the iBooks app yourself in the app store and then load it. Most people probably did not even know it was there.
Now with a single touch to the screen, people who love to read will be able to discover hundreds of thousands of titles and read them on their iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer.
Publishers and authors offer lots of free ebooks at the iBooks store too. I’ll admit we’re clamoring for attention. The benefit to you is you get to sample new authors, especially indie talent, for free.
I invite you to try out one of my titles that is free in the iBooks store. It’s Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I. For four years people around the world have been reading my ebooks at Apple’s store. In the U.S. Union of Renegades has a 4.5 star rating from 24 readers and a full 5 stars from 7 readers in Great Britain.
About Union of Renegades, a free read at Apple iBooksIn this opening novel of The Rys Chronicles you'll meet a man scarred by bad deeds who answers the call of a heroic cause. An unconventional heroine will tug at your sympathies as she bravely faces adversity with all the strengths and vulnerabilities of her womanhood. And overarching it all are the rys. Their magic makes them superior to humans, but they are not above employing humans in their deadly schemes.
As a free ebook, Union of Renegades gives you an easy way to try out reading iBooks after you upgrade your device to iOS8 or get the precious new iPhone 6.
If you enjoy Union of Renegades, I hope you go on to read more of my novels. I’ve been writing them since 1997, and I started publishing them in 2006. The Apple company has been inclusive of indie authors like me since it started the iBooks store in 2010. The Rys Chronicles was in there on day one. People in countries all over the world like the U.S., Australia, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, and others have been discovering my fiction there for four years. Hopefully you’ll take a look at my novels too and like what you experience.
My fantasy ebooks at iBooks
Book lovers – Be sure to enter my blog giveaway this month. The prize is a free month of access to the Scribd premium ebook catalog. If you win, you’ll be able to use that on your new iPhone too.
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