By tpm | August 1, 2012
The last month has been absolutely crazy for me, with trips across the country and moving into a new home. However, as the start of the new school year arrives, I hope to pick up the pace again. In the next few weeks, I’m planning to update my calculator recommendations for students, a post on the back to school sales on technology, and the release of my next couple of books.
The first release has actually just happened today. It’s my look at Google’s Nexus 7 tablet. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you already know that a couple of weeks ago I gave up my iPad and my Android phone in order to try going 24 hours with nothing but the Nexus 7. It was an interesting experiment since: 1) This is a Wi-Fi only tablet and 2) I did the experiment the day before we moved, a very busy day.
My book, “A Day as a Jelly Bean: 24 Hours With Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet,” details all of the major features the average user would encounter in a day, including web surfing, social media, email, Google+, Netflix, Hulu Plus, eReading, and much more. I know there are a lot of hardware breakdowns already out on the device, written by hardware experts. I wanted to give people a look at the tablet from a regular guy, using it the way I think most people use their smart devices. Although I’m a gadget lover, I’m definitely still an amateur.
While I don’t want to spoil the book for you, I will say I definitely loved the Nexus 7. I think it is a terrific buy for the price (see it on Amazon). If you are a teacher or student looking for a budget tablet, this one is going to be hard to beat.
The book is currently available on Amazon as a Kindle book for the iPad, iPhone, Android Devices, Kindle, PC, and Mac. I definitely got a few requests with my last book for iBooks (and the Nook). I am working on that. The process is a little more stringent, but I am going through it right now, and I hope to have the book up there soon. The fact that I’m going after iBooks and the Nook means I won’t be able to do the freebie giveaway like I did with my first book. However, I am pricing the book at just $2.99, cheaper than most magazines. Like last time, I would really appreciate if you’d give it a “like” or a review. New authors need all the help their readers can give them. Thanks for all the support you guys have already given me this summer.