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    What do the App Publishing services do? 

    With one of our app publishing services, your book will be converted into an app and will be made available on the Windows 8 App Store where users can download your e-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 that can run on the Internet, computers, phones or other electronic devices.

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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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    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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    How is the ReadPlay app navigated? 

    Users can navigate the app in two ways: 1) by swiping across the screen or 2) by using the navigation 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 for download in the Windows 8 App Store for $1.99.

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    What royalties will I receive from each app sold? 

    You will receive 50% royalties for each app sold.

    Royalties are based on the net payments we actually receive from the sale of your app, minus any distribution costs, or sales and use taxes. Since retail and wholesale customers purchase at a discount, the royalty amount you receive depends on what types of customer bought your book, the applicable channel through which they purchased, and any discount they received.

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