I just wrote a book about iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by yohaniv, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. yohaniv, Aug 9, 2011
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    yohaniv macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2011
    ... but I need some help.

    It is supposed to be independent an exclusive iBookstore low price (2-4$) edition. Approximately 40% of it is basic tightly packed manual, 40% are tips and tricks and about 20% is the rest. It's intended for starters to mid range users. And it might be the first manual to cover iOS 5.0 on the market.

    I need catchy title. Working title for now is "Tightly Packed Manual with Tips and Tricks". I agree, it sucks.
  2. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
  3. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    hitchhiker's guide to the iPad

    Might be a TM issue ?
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  5. yohaniv thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2011
    Will probably also publish one chapter for free as a separate ebooklet. I already have title for it: 21 Uses For Your iPad 2 You Probably Never Heard About. Although something shorter would be nice alternative too ...
  6. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2008
    "A guide to using my 1st iPad" is what I can humbly come up with. :eek: Although on 2nd thoughts, that sounds sucky as well. :(
  7. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    How about "21 iPad 2 Uses You Probably Didn't Know" ? A little shorter and gets the same point across (I think).
  8. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA

    "iLearn iPad"


    "a guide for beginners and pros in the post PC era"
  9. ratzzo, Aug 9, 2011
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    ratzzo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2011
  10. cdinca macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2007
    "iOS 5: A violation of someone's NDA"
    I am just kidding as I have no idea what, if any, NDA exists for 5.
  11. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
  12. gregrose macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
  13. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2011
    that would work for google and their damn advertising @_@
  14. Redwyvern macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2011
    Yonkers, NY
  15. yohaniv thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2011
    Some half useful tips here. But we are getting somewhere ...

    For original book: iPad 2: Creative Learning From The Beginning
    For second ebooklet: 21 Creative Uses for iPad 2

    Here are few sections from chapter 11 (the second booklet). Tell me what you think (not proofread of course, so pardon my Engrish):

    Chapter 11: Creative Use of iPad

    iPad owners must be able to think outside the box. This, at times very amusing chapter, full of useful tips, serves to that purpose. But mind you, for most of them you will have to install specific app and not all mentioned in here are free.


    Select very bright background for your desktop, then set brightness to the maximum. Voila. Instant LED flashlight. However, you can also help yourself with apps, that show only bright white screen (other colors are also supported): 1-Click Flashlight, Free Light Flashlight... Those more ambitious applications can have a whole array of lightning tricks – from ordinary light bulb imitation to stroboscope blinking (home disco!). Some can even be turned on with clapping. If that does not leave an impression...

    Metal Detector

    Magnetic field detector can not only be used for compass, but also to detect metal. Again, there are several applications that can do that: Metal Detector, iTesla, Real Metal Detector. But you do not even need app for that. Just fling few paperclips on the center of iPad's screen then gently tilt it to the right. There it is. Magnetic field detector is magnet for itself. Just do not ask me how do they work.

    Cat Toy

    If you think that you are having fun using iPad, then try it on your cat. Fun for both guaranteed. Do not worry, it will not scratch the screen or even broke it, unless you own an ocelot. Cat Toys Lite and Expensive Cat Toy apps are simulating mouse and other vermin (in non-free version) in a box. If you believe that your kitty is artistically gifted, then reward it with Paint for Cats, so it can paint without annoying stains on the paws.

    Dog Whistle

    Dog lovers can also find a lot of dog specific applications. Especially for those ones, who does not now how to whistle. Whistler Dog, Dog Whistle Trainer, Ultrasound Whistle can simulate whistling. You can combine and test different pitches, even inaudible (to human ear) ones.
  16. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    I wish you lots of luck with your book, although there are definitely other user guides available for free.

    But here are a few stabs at a title:

    Getting the Most Out of Your iPad

    You Just Bought an iPad - Now What?

    iPad How-Tos

    The Definitive iPad Guide
  17. PaulWog, Aug 9, 2011
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    PaulWog Suspended

    Jun 28, 2011
    "iOS in a Synch"
  18. yohaniv thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2011
    That is catchy, just not sure... Sounds to me like "Everyone bough it and now I am somehow also stuck with it" :)

    Heh. Or "Sync it in my iOS" ...

    No hard feelings, your's was good one, just my imagination has strange turns sometimes, keep on ... :D
  19. ExnomenDei macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2010
    iPad, you learn. (and then in smaller letters) - The definitive source for tips, tricks, and manuals for the new iPad user.
  20. karilynn macrumors regular


    Jul 30, 2011
    Saint Paul, MN
    iPad, uPad, We All Pad. :cool:

    Yeah, I'm a title creating gangsta :eek:
  21. Mac.World macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2011
    In front of uranus
    There are tons of manuals, magazines and books out there regarding the iPad. What makes your book stand out? You tell us that and you'll have your title.
  22. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2011
    California, USA
    now THAT'S funny. :D

    sorry I don't have any suggestions. :eek:
  23. The Poet macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2010
    I'd tap that App

    On a more serious note:
    Catchy, clever, compact. I like his idea most.

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