From blog to book, publishing in the digital age
Are you interested in publishing your own book? Then Tim Urban's 'What's our problem' is an inspiring example to follow. Find out how Urban turned his popular blog into a unique digital book and audiobook, and how you can do the same.
Tim Urban, author of the popular blog Wait But Why, has released a new book, "What's our problem". What makes this book unique is not only its content, but also the way it is presented. Urban has chosen to release the book in a purely digital format and also offers a digital audiobook. A nice touch is that Urban herself narrates the audiobook.
On the book's landing page, found on Wait But Why, potential readers can purchase the book through various online platforms such as Apple, Google, Kobo, Kindle and Spotify. Besides these online platforms, the book can also be bought and downloaded directly as Epub or MP3.
One of the most striking aspects of the landing page is the preview available for different devices and screen sizes. This allows potential readers to already get an idea of how the book looks on their device. Also charming is the thumbnail overview of the entire book on the landing page, giving readers an idea of the book's structure and content.
Publish ebooks yourself
Urban himself seems to be the publisher of all this, showing that it is possible to publish a book as an individual without the intervention of a traditional publisher. This makes the book an interesting example for people who also want to self-publish a book. It proves that you can use digital technologies to create a unique reading experience and create your own professional and informative landing page to promote and sell your book.
All in all, "What's our problem" by Tim Urban is not only worthwhile in terms of content, but also exciting from a digital publishing perspective. The book shows that it is possible to publish a book as an individual using digital technologies to provide a unique reading experience.
Check out the landing page:
I myself chose to publish through Apple Books. I did the ordering through the computer and that was literally two clicks. Now I can read the book on the computer, tablet and/or phone.