unschooling: soon and very soooooooon!

So, this e-book publishing thing just hasn’t been happening. Life (Cambodia prep, stolen van, what have you) has gotten in the way, and yeah.

Then Gabe told me about this $39.99 software that “will make publishing ebooks soooo much easier.” He’s been doing a lot of research, and I know I should just trust his judgment, but I was all, “I don’t know… 4o bucks… are you sure it’s worth it?”

Um, is saving our marriage over another e-book debacle worth 40 dollars??

Why, yes, I think it is.

So, he bought it, and aside from the hassle of removing all 898 tabs I’d inserted at the beginning of paragraphs (have mercy) and re-formatting it all, the process was DREAMY.

And really, really, reeeeeeeally soon, you’ll be able to buy the e-book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes.

(And some of you get a FREE PDF as promised.)

While you wait, here’s a peek at the cover. Designed by Unschooled Daughter #1. I think it makes the book extra-special.


We’ll have a book-launching party soon!! This is soooooo exciting!!

In the meantime, I would love to know how you read e-books.

1. Kindle

2. Nook

3. Computer

4. Phone

5. Another device

6. I have never read an e-book.

p.s. I think I might be pulling out of my funk! Happy happy joy joy!!

15 thoughts on “unschooling: soon and very soooooooon!

  1. Aneta

    I love my Kindle, although I do love ‘real’ books better. But I have an addiction to books and it’s a lot cheaper to obtain them for the Kindle. I read on my Kindle, kindle app on iPad, rarely on my desktop, and used to read on my phone, but it took up too much data.

  2. Ann

    awesome cover, Livi!

    I never thought I’d give up my paper books, but I have become a big fan of the kindle in recent years. It doesn’t replace the feel and smell of a real book, but it is so convenient. I’ve always been an avid reader, but I’ve read significantly more since getting a kindle because of how much easier it is to bring along or prop open than a book. ..however if I have an hour to sit and read uninterrupted (haha–I can dream!) I’m going to chose a tangible book

    1. Ann

      ack! My “chose” seems to have lost an “o”
      How many times have I posted something and seen an error glaring back at my face? You’d think I’d have learned my lesson by now, but I can’t seem to remember to edit things before I post. Does that mean I’d be a bad unschooler? 😉

  3. valerie (in TX)

    I have lots of e-books, but, ahem, hardly ever read them. 🙁 I’m a real-book kinda girl too. When I do read them, I use the Kindle app on my ipad. May just have to break my own hardly-ever-read-an-ebook rule when this one comes out! 🙂 Livi – AWESOME job on the cover!!

  4. Joy

    Currently when I buy a book its for my Kindle but if I really love it I buy a paper copy so I can lend it out. I need a pdf version of yours so I can print it out for my husband. Poor man is really confused about this whole unschooling thing. We both were homeschooled but my version was a little more on the unschooling side and his was a very structured version. If that makes sense?

  5. Allison

    I read on my phone or tablet. I love that the Kindle app syncs between devices so it doesn’t matter which one I’m on, as long as there’s wifi for the tablet to sync, of course.

  6. Alicia

    Love this!! I am super duper excited to read it! I’m a Kindle girl. I feel like my laptop is too big and my phone is too small. My Kindle is juuuuussssstttt right. 🙂

  7. Sharon

    I love the cover. Well done, Livi!!!

    I sometimes use my Kindle if I’m somewhere that I can read (waiting at the Docs office for example) away from home. Otherwise, I read on my laptop.

    That cracks me up that you haven’t read an ebook!!!

    Sooo glad you are coming out of the funk!

  8. Bethany

    Yay! I can’t wait to read it! And way to go Livi with the awesome cover!!!

    I used to read ebooks on my Kindle Keyboard, but now that I have my smart phone with the Kindle app, I use that instead. Because I always have it with me and it has color!

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