App Publishing

What does the App Publishing do?
What is an App?
What is the Windows 8 App Store?
My Archway Publishing book is already live and available for purchase. Can my book become an app?
Is there a page limit or word count for ReadPlay?
Can users who download my book share it with friends, colleagues or online?
What devices is the app available on?
Can I purchase ReadPlay for my black and white book?
How is the app navigated?
How do I set up Audio Preferences?
How do I set up Paging Preferences?
How much will my app cost to consumers?
What royalties will I receive from each app sold?
How long will it take for my book to be turned into an app? 

What does the App Publishing do? 

Your book will be converted into an app and will be available on the Windows 8 App Store where users can download your book on their Microsoft tablet.

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What is an App?

App is an abbreviation for application. An app is a piece of software. It can run on the Internet, on your computer, or on your phone or other electronic device.

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What is the Windows 8 App Store?

The Windows 8 App Store is a service for Microsoft tablets, offered by Microsoft, which allows users to browse and download applications. Since its release in October 2012, there are 10,000 applications officially available on the Windows 8 App Store.

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My Archway Publishing book is already live and available for purchase. Can my book become an app?

Yes, if your book is already live with Archway Publishing, and your published using one of our Children's package (Storyteller, Illustrator, Discover, Engage),  you can still utilize the two App Publishing services: (1) ReadPlay App and (2) App Launch Campaign.

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Is there a page limit or word count for Apps?

For our basic ReadPlay App service, there is a word count limit of 1,000 words. However, we can accommodate books of 1,000 words or more for an additional fee. Speak to your Publishing Consultant for a quote.

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Can users who download my book share it with friends, colleagues or online?

No, your work is protected, and app users are not able to share your book. They are able to promote it through an email, which strictly shares the title of your book, not the content.

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Which devices support my ReadPlay App?

ReadPlay Apps are developed to run on e-reading devices that use Windows 8. Here is a current list of e-reading devices that support ReadPlay Apps:

  • Acer Iconia W510
  • Acer Iconia W700
  • Asus Vivo Tab
  • Asus Vivo Tab RT
  • Asus TaiChi
  • Dell XPS 10
  • Dell XPS Duo 12
  • Dell Latitude 10
  • HP Envy X2
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
  • Microsoft Surface RT
  • Samsung A TIV Tab
  • Samsung A TIV Smart PC
  • Samsung A TIV Smart PC Pro
  • Sony Vaio Duo 11
  • Sony Vaio Tap 20
  • Toshiba Satellite P845
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Can I purchase ReadPlay for my black and white book?

No, ReadPlay is currently only available for books that utilize one of the following Children's publishing packages: Storyteller, Illustrator, Discover, Engage. Books published through other packages are not eligible.

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How is the app navigated?

The app is able to be navigated two ways: by swiping across the screen or by using the navigation app bar at the top of the screen.

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How do I set up Audio Preferences?

The app's default setting for audio is Continuous Audio. Continuous Audio allows the audio to play continuously as readers move from page to page. If readers choose to turn Continuous Audio off, they need to initiate audio playback on each page.

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How do I set up Paging Preferences?

The app's default setting for paging is Continuous Paging, which turns the pages automatically when the audio playback stops on the current page. If Continuous Paging is on, Continuous Audio is automatically turned on as well. If readers choose to turn Continuous Paging off, they are able to turn the page at their own leisure.

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How much will my app cost to consumers?

Your app will be available in the Windows 8 App Store for $1.99 for download on Microsoft tablets.

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What royalties will I receive from each app sold?

You will receive 50% of each app sold.

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How long will it take for my book to be turned into an app?

The process takes up to 90 days.

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