New App To Be Released Soon


Since we’ve had over 5900 downloads of “The Perfect Husband App”, we decided to go ahead and combine my audio essays, short story, and one-minute “dollop-a-day” features into an audio app.  I’m using ibuildapp again, and after reacquainting myself with the in’s and out’s of one of my favorite do-it-yourself online software programs, I am ready to launch “Live, From Milwaukee, It’s Tuesday Night”.  My husband, Mike, the software engineer and technical support for our company, Language Rocks, uses his developer’s certificate AND his expertise to help me upload the app to the Google Play store and to iTunes.  I’ve decided to charge a small fee for this app, so we’ll see how that goes. Wish us luck.


Ibuildapp is a bit glitch-y to use, but they do have a help desk with online chatting available during certain hours along with email support.  I have posted and will continue to post little hints I’ve found useful.  One hint, before I close tonight, is to be aware, when using ibuildapp that the widgets are tied to the “manage content” functionality.  You can turn off a widget that you don’t want by going all the way back up to the place you added your button images and then clicking on the “tab” button.  There you will see an “on-off” switch for your widget. 
More later and please don’t hesitate to add your comments or questions.  Cheers, Billie

How to Publish a Children’s Book

A presumptuous title, this one, but I needed to get important keywords in for the search engines, and “Billie’s Mistakes to Avoid,” didn’t seem like the way to go when I published this article on hubpages.com.  I really did try to cover many of the pitfalls I encountered when publishing “Lucky, the Left-Pawed Puppy,” and I think you’ll find at least a little something useful whether you’re publishing your ebook for children or a wider age range.  I did get a bit carried away in this article, but Hubpages was running a contest at the time, and I was trying to  win. I didn’t 🙁 
but I think it’s a nice little piece anyway.  Just click on the picture to get to the article. Hope you like it.