iLike myPoetry in iTunes!

If you’d told me a decade ago if I’d have my own publishing company, I’d have never believed it.

If you’d told me I’d have my poetry collection in a bookstore in an online music store run by the guy who started Apple computers, I’d have wondered what you were drinking. Then, I’d ask you to pour me some, too.

I’ve only had iced tea today, so I know I’m really seeing what I’m seeing: my book ‘Leap,’ has been launched in the ibookstore of itunes–so you can read it on your ipad, ipod, iphone, and more! Take a look:

Leap in the ibookstore at itunes

I used to balk at the thought of reading poetry on any digital device, but you readers have told me time and time again how my words have affected you in big and small ways (thanks so much for telling me, by the way, and for sharing my poems with others, on both special and sombre occasions.) So, I’ve come to the conclusion that if the poetry comes to you in a hardcover, paperback, on an ipad, an ipod, an iphone, your Mac, PC, Blackberry, Sony reader, or the very latest ‘it’ tablet (which according to my engineering hubby is the Asus Eee Pad transformer) as long as the message gets to you, it doesn’t matter how you’re receiving it.

So, go ahead. Take the ‘Leap’ into reading poetry as an epub, and when you do, please LIKE it on FB, and give me a star rating and a short review – those really help spread the word.

If you’re not sure about jumping into this sea of ebooks yet, perhaps trying mine first would be a good way to dip your toes in the water. You can download a free Adobe Digital Editions ereader for your Mac or PC right here Leap the epub for Mac, PC, and ereaders on When you download the epbub -a very easy process – you can read it on that, as well as on a variety of devices like the Blackberry, Sony reader, and other cool tablets.

Poetry isn’t going away – not by a long shot. It’s changing with the times, boldly accommodating itself to new technologies—and coming out cooler than ever. What’s not to LIKE! about that?

Leaping into the itunes ibookstore, June 9, 2011

8 responses to “iLike myPoetry in iTunes!”

  1. Heather!.Congrats! 🙂 Is it available through Kobo? Is love to read Leap!

    1. Thanks Kellie! You inspired me to write a blog post about this question 🙂 Here’s a brief answer here too:

      The answer is YES! Leap is an epub and the Kobo reads epubs and PDF files.

      There are so many readers out there, I decided to go with the epub, which is more universal.

      Epub doesn’t read on the Kindle, but look at all the others it works on:

      If you go to ebooks it has free software on the page where you can buy my book
      and you download the free software Adobe Digital Designs and it lets you read Leap as an ebook
      on your Mac or PC in an ereader format and on many many mobile ereaders. You can download the epub
      and your Kobo can read that file.

      If you eventually get an ipad, which has Kobo and Kindle for ipad as well as the ibookstore, you can read it on the
      ipad in itunes. I love my ipad because it has all three readers on it and i just switch back and forth to
      different readers on the ipad depending on the book I want to read!

  2. Kudos! What a neat way of thinikng about it.

  3. Yay! That’s great, HGS!

  4. good stuff!

  5. How exciting! Congrats

  6. Well done H that is exceptional 🙂 We have been doing similar work on the Bewrite Any Time recently for the Kindle platforms, for which of course u provided the excellent cover photo, and it has been a long and demanding process. However, we have arrived at something just about readable, bearing in mind that we are all totally new to the technology. I’m sure ur WTBG and Leap will be absolutely fantastic and sell loads!!!

  7. Congratulations!

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