The Pose Drawing Sparkbook Is Now Available In The iBooks Store!


The Pose Drawing Sparkbook is a workbook of sorts I designed to help artists put more life into their drawings, and it’s finally made it to the iBooks store. Well, the Basic version is there. I’m still waiting for the Expanded version to be approved by Apple, hopefully very soon. (The Expanded version includes 200 bonus sketchbook ideas in the back of the book that are not included in the physical book or the basic ebook).

I currently sell the ebook in my own store in three formats: PDF, Kindle, and Nook/ePub (the PDF version is by far the most popular). Unfortunately Apple’s policies prohibit me from selling the iBooks version anywhere except in their store, so if you want that format you have to get it through them.

If you’d rather have a physical copy of the Sparkbook it’s available either on my website or from Amazon.

My Blog Is Now On The Amazon Kindle

Earlier today I submitted my blog for publishing on the Amazon Kindle. The blog should be reviewed and approved by within 48-72 hours. has been approved! Kindle users can now subscribe to my blog and read it on the go.

I’m not a Kindle user (yet) but my understanding is that charges a small fee for users to view/read blogs on the device. There is a free 14-day trial for each blog, after which the price varies but is usually around $0.99-$1.99 per month. (EDIT: Looks like they have priced my blog at $1.99/month.) Unfortunately as the blog owner I have no control over the pricing, it is set entirely by Amazon. I’d offer my blog for free if I could. Frankly I’m not sure if this is going to be a good strategy for Amazon since readers can follow blogs for free on just about any other device (iPhone, Blackberry, laptop, etc.). But as of now its the only option available.

(Full disclosure: Blog owners, including me, receive 30% of the subscription price for each blog. However, I’d rather offer it for free if I could and gain more readers that way. It’s not like I’m gonna get rich off of the Kindle.)

Still, the first 14 days are free so if you are an avid Kindle user and like to follow blogs you may want to give it a try. The Kindle is only black-and-white and the resolution is not great so I’m guessing its far from the ideal way to read an art blog. But if you follow a lot of blogs the Kindle is one more way to stay on top of it all.

Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know how it goes.

Even if you’re not a Kindle user, I’d be grateful if you could take a brief minute to review/rate my blog on Amazon.