on behalf of everyone here who would like to read your book, but doesn't have an IPad, isn't there a way you could export the book itself as a pdf or rtf? I would be more than willing to host it so that others can download and share it.
My primary goal was to learn how to create an interactive ebook to combine text, audio, 3D images, photos, and video- clearly the future of cookbooks (and other instructional documents) IMO. I also wanted to get up to speed on ways of distributing the final product. I chose the Apple iBook as the initial platform because it was, at the time, the most advanced one for achieving my goals. I am pleased with that decision, but I am surprised that other players such as Amazon and Google have not challenged Apple more aggressively, especially given the size of the textbook market. I was certain that, by now, I would have dozens of options to offer the book for a wide range of devices. But all the other solutions I have investigated fall short one way or another. For example, I can create an epub in the format used by the Amazon Kindle players for smartphones, tablets and desktops and distribute the book through the Amazon store. These documents can include videos - which form a major part of my little ebook. But guess what? The Kindle software will only play the embedded videos on ... an iPad! I've got the whole ebook writing thing on hold while everyone gets their act together. Can't come soon enough for me. I suspect Adobe is in the best position to challenge Apple for an authoring solution. I need to spend some time learning more about the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.
At any rate, I guess this must be less about me learning emerging technologies and more about sharing my recipes. I'll try to find time over the next few weeks to figure out the best way to do this. Please bear with me as I've got too many other things on my plate right now. But I do appreciate the interest and want to oblige.