I’m excited to announce the release of the e-book of my Paris Pastry Guide!
With over 300 addresses for the best places in Paris for chocolates, pastries, and other confections, this comprehensive guide is the perfect sweet companion for your trip to Paris. But even if you’re not planning a trip, there’s plenty of pictures to so you can enjoy the scrumptious pastries of Paris – wherever you are!
The Paris Pastry e-book is available in three formats:
They can be downloaded via the Paris Pastry website. It will soon be available in the iBooks bookstore and Barnes & Noble (Nook). To be alerted when they’re ready, follow Paris Pastry on Twitter or Facebook.
So get your copy today!
Is the map in the e-book aligned with a GPS system?
Yes, it is. So if you tap on a link, a map will open that will take you there. You will need to have an internet connection to use that feature. For those with other mobile devices, and iPad users, the e-book will work on those devices.
In the app, because people often have to pay substantial roaming charges, we attached the addresses to a fixed map. So if you want a map that is linked to Google maps, you might wish to consider downloading the e-book or the Kindle version.
(We are working on an Android version of the app, and appreciate your patience. There’s no need to leave a message or comment requesting an Android version because it it already something under consideration; if you’d like to be notified when it’s available, follow Paris Pastry on Twitter or Facebook. Although I don’t have an Android-enabled device, according to the publisher, you can read the e-book on Android devices using the Kobo app.)
I have an iPad. Which version should I buy?
The app available in the iTunes store will work fine, although it’s formatted for the iPhone and to save on roaming charges, the maps in the iPhone app do not require an internet connection (they aren’t attached to Google maps-although that will be changed in the next update). The book is formatted for larger size reading devices, such as the iPad, and the maps are linked to Google maps, which work with an internet connection.
Is there going to be a printed book available?
Due to the economics of the book business, traditional guidebooks aren’t being published like they used to, and the electronic format is a way to deliver information quicker and more economically. Plus it can be updated regularly. So there will not be a print edition (book) available. There may be a PDF version in the future, but printing out the entire document would be a cumbersome task, hence the nifty electronic edition.
Is there a way to preview the app?
You can download the Paris Pasty Lite, which has some of the features of the full Paris Pastry app.
What’s new with the app?
Thanks to the many people who had downloaded it and used it to find the best pastries and chocolates in Paris! As I wrote in my last newsletter, I was over-excited snapping away and put too many pictures of delicious pastries and chocolates in the app. So if you don’t wait for them to download and try to scroll frantically, the app may need to be relaunched. Happily, we have a tech team fixing that and the next update will solve that problem. And there’s going to be some new addresses added as well.
If you follow Paris Pastry on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll be notified when the app is updated. And of course, updates are free.
I have other technical questions about the Paris Pastry guide (downloading, compatibility, etc) – who do I ask?
You can send an e-mail to the publisher for tech supper and similar inquiries through the Paris Pastry website.
Is there going to some sort of party to launch the e-book?
There will also be copies of Ready for Dessert, The Perfect Scoop, and The Sweet Life in Paris, for signing if you’d like a personalized copy, or you’re welcome to bring books you already have to sign. If you plan to come you may RSVP at the Facebook event page.