Editor’s Note: On this Mother’s Day, I’m happy to feature one of our own — a writer and mother who has written a parenting book. Meet Genny:
When I started my parenting blog several years ago, I was struck by the sense of community I found online. There seemed to be such an openness, and it taught me to be more open as well.
It also helped me to find my writing voice.
I was encouraged and inspired by the stories and comments from women on my blog, and I wanted to find a way to bring more moms together and encourage them back.
So I began writing a book.
Many months later, I finished the first draft of Finding Mommy Bliss and, just recently, my book was released via a new reading app called Snippet.
Snippet is free in the app store and provides a new, multimedia reading experience on iPads and iPhones – sort of a cross between a book and a blog.
Each title in the Snippet library has 1,000 words or less per chapter, along with “discoverables” which are icons that readers can click on to view things like videos (here’s an image of the video icon and video that goes with it):
There are also discoverables for things like photographs, audio clips from the author, graphics, and other interactive features.
In addition, Snippet has a unique social feature that pulls conversations from twitter based on hashtag. So, for example, when someone tweets using the hashtag #mommybliss, their tweet can be seen within Finding Mommy Bliss by readers.
To get a better idea of the new kind of reading experience Snippet provides, check out this quick video:
Snippet from Snippet App on Vimeo.
While the new app is still in the beginning stages of launch, there’s been a great amount of enthusiasm around it (it reached #7 in the app store a couple weeks ago).
As an author, it’s been really exciting to be involved with Snippet, and I love how the new format works so well with my vision for Finding Mommy Bliss (to bring women together and encourage them). The way Snippet allows readers to connect with the author and other readers all in one place is really unique.
And I have to say, as a busy mom who likes to be able to read on my phone and iPad, I’m not only a Snippet author, I’ve become a Snippet reader too.
If you want to learn more about this new reading platform, or check out the books in Snippet’s library, you can download it for free in the app store, or follow the direct link here: http://appstore.com/
You can also visit the website here: http://www.
Guest contributor Genny lives in Northern California with her husband and two kids, where she balances writing with motherhood and loves both. She’s an author, speaker, blogger and coffee lover. Stop by her blog and share a cup!
To find out more about Genny’s Snippet of Finding Mommy Bliss, click here. Or to download it, click here.