It’s a Book! First Copy of My “iPad Pocket Guide”!

It's a Book! iPad Pocket Guide, by Jeff CarlsonMy prolific friend David Blatner started a tradition in the office we once shared. Whenever he published a new book (which is still pretty often) and received his first author copy, he’d bring it around to someone else’s desk and say, “It’s a book!”

Now that I’ve published dozens of books myself, I still do the same thing when that first copy arrives—like today’s delivery of my iPad Pocket Guide! It’s really quite satisfying to have the fruit of a lot of hard work arrive as a tangible thing.

(I’m not contrasting that with digital books, by the way. Receiving the first final PDF of my Take Control of Your iPhone Apps book made me giddy, too.)

Getting the first author copy means the book is probably a week away from being available onAmazon.comBarnes &, and on store shelves.


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