Promote your book with a free Adobe iPad app

Adobe is getting into iPad creativity apps in a big way and their latest, the free Adobe Voice, offers a way for authors to promote their books with videos. It lets you take a string of images–they could be pages or pictures from you book–and add voice-over to them for posting on your website or perhaps to uploading to retailers such as Amazon. … 1572443425 … ful-videos

Here’s a summary of what it does:

Here are the gotchas. You have to get that free Creative Cloud account and Adobe’s income comes when you purchase images. Use your own, and you need make no purchases. And in my case, I already have a CC account.

You can get it here: … 55131?mt=8

The app is huge, 227 Meg, but comes with ten examples of how you can use (or abuse) the app to get across ideas. The Steppie one is probably the best illustration of using it with your writing.

And yes, if you’re like me you hate to hear the sound of your own voice. That is the downside. That said, perhaps I should try to do a video about my latest.

–Michael W. Perry, Inkling Books, Lily’s Ride: Rescuing her Father from the Ku Klux Klan

One correction. Contrary to one of the reviews, you need not get an Adobe ID to use the app. In the Shared area, you can also “Sign in with Facebook.”

Adobe has more details and sample videos at:


If you do short stories, particularly short stories for children, this app is an absolutely marvelous way to turn those short stories into brief videos. The “Turtle and the Scorpion” sample illustrates that. Then post them online to make your writing better known.

Book authors can create a video that introduces their book, fiction or non-fiction. That might keep them hanging around, considering your book long enough that they buy.

Authors who’ve create a literary world, whether historical, fantasy or scifi, can use a video to introduce that world to readers. Don’t just introduce a book. Introduce a series and sell all the books in it.

–Mike Perry, Inkling Books, Auburn, AL

Here’s a more detailed review from MacWorld: … tware.html

–Mike Perry