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Apple puts I’m Not Dead… Yet! in their handpicked collection of multitouch books, and features the book in New in Non Fiction at iTunes iBookstore!

Apple handpicked Robby Benson’s multimedia cutting edge effort I’m Not Dead… Yet! for center stage on the “Made with iBooks Author” page where they state: ”Made with iBooks Author, these books bring ideas and stories to life. Our handpicked collection features titles filled with 3D images, video, and interactive diagrams, galleries, maps, and more. To read Multi-Touch books, an iPad with the latest version of the free iBooks app is required.” Apple has also placed Benson’s book  I’m Not Dead… Yet! in their “new in non fiction” category this week!

This means many more people will find out the book exists when they open up their search in the iBookstore — and outreach to patients of all kinds and their loved ones is the reason Robby wrote the book.  I’m Not Dead… Yet!  was conceived by Robby with all the media included for the iPad and originally created in Apple’s Pages application. When Apple’s new iAuthor was released, he quickly shifted gears and produced I’m Not Dead… Yet! using iAuthor, one of the simplest and most beautiful ways to create what we at Valor Editions believe is the future of books.

Here’s the screenshot from the Made with iBooks Author page:

 

 

Here’s the screen shot from the front page of the iBookstore below:

 

 

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16 Responses to “Apple puts I’m Not Dead… Yet! in their handpicked collection of multitouch books, and features the book in New in Non Fiction at iTunes iBookstore!”

  1. Jerry Segal Says:

    Three Cheers! No, make that Four Cheers!! No, make that a billion-zillion Cheers!!!!!!!!!

  2. RobbyBenson Says:

    Thank you!!!! I love you!!! xxoo, r!

  3. Lorraine Says:

    I just finished reading this book and I now know who Jerry Segal is and what he means to Robby Benson…this book (and iPad experience) is much more than just a manuscript of survival through some pretty life threatening surgeries but is about “life” and family…and yes some fame – but mostly about humility in the face of it all. It’s a great read!
    Thank you Robby Benson, for sharing your story with us.
    Lorraine

  4. RobbyBenson Says:

    Dear Lorraine,
    thank you so very much for your kind words….. Sincerely, robby

  5. I'm Not Dead Yet...Either Says:

    Dear Robby
    I just finished your book and feel I must thank you for providing the world with such a heart warming, incredible and fantastic manuscript of literary brilliance!!! Maybe it touched me more because of my own open heart surgical experience. I could have written page by page, line by line, and word for word your first open heart from the pre-op foley cath to the post-op drainage tube removal. My doctor actually tied my wrists to the bedrails prior to removing the drainage tubes (probably so I wouldn’t punch him). I was so young when I had my surgury that I had no one to talk to about it. Everyone who had anything like this was 40 to 50 years older than me. I am glad I have someone my own age now who can share this experience with me. Of course a have a million questions, or to borrow a quote from your Dad’s post above, more like a billion-zillion. I don’t want to bore all your “fans” and other readers on your website and would appreciate it if I could write to you directly. Maybe once a month or so. Even through a free yahoo or gmail account. It would mean the world to me, but I completely understand that you may not be comfortable with this idea. If that is the case, by all means, please let me know. I will be saddened but I completely understand and will respect your wishes. You have my email address. Please respond to me there. Thank you again my brother for helping me realize just how important life really is.
    Sincerely
    Your cardiac brother Mike (c-bro for short).

  6. RobbyBenson Says:

    Dear Mike,
    we’ve been through a lot “together”… you get it. Now, I must ask you to pass it forward. Help everyone possible who is vulnerable and unsure of their future; be there for them. We can be an army one day: the compassionate army!
    I’ll get in touch with you.
    Your cardiac brother, robby

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  8. Robin Says:

    This I-Pad version is a real Gem…..not to mention the story, strength, determination and honesty, Robby shares with all of us. It is a lesson on life….not giving up when you get so depressed, going thru those dark tunnels to the other side where the light awaits and then living higher than a kite realizing the blessings in all the little things in every minute of every day. “The sky,( and higher), is truly the limit.”

  9. Robin Says:

    Robby’s Ipad version is a real Gem, but his courageous thoughts and confrontations make this book a lesson on life, survival and never giving up. He takes us thru his depression during post op, sprinkling in humor and determination. What seems to be a dark tunnel, soon sheds the light, realizing blessings and new challenges ahead all are at a reach, if you believe and treasure every minute of every day…..That truly, “The sky is the limit!” (and higher! :-)

  10. RobbyBenson Says:

    Thank you Robin for your Kind and beautiful words….. robby

  11. Arlys Velebir Says:

    Dear Robby,
    From the moment I discovered your book, I knew how much it would mean to individuals and families with bicuspid aortic valves. I shared the treasure I found through this blog post. http://bicuspidaorticfoundation.blogspot.com/2012/09/robby-benson-shares-his-life-with.html
    For a very long time, the true significance of bicuspid aortic valves has not been appreciated. It is encouraging that there are, at long last, efforts underway to understand and advance treatment for BAV individuals and families. The BAV genetics studies may hold the key to unlocking much of the mystery. Here is a post about that effort and some of the physicians involved. http://bicuspidaorticfoundation.blogspot.com/2012/11/bicuspid-aortic-valves-our-time-has-come.html
    Those of us who volunteer with the Bicuspid Aortic Foundation would be glad to share our programs, hopes and dreams for the future with you and your family. Thank you so much, Robby, for opening your heart to the world and in doing so, “Creating a Climate of Hope” for those with bicuspid aortic valves and other forms of thoracic aortic disease.
    With my best wishes for health and happiness,
    Arlys Velebir
    Bicuspid Aortic Foundation

  12. RobbyBenson Says:

    Dear Arlys,
    thank you for your thoughtful and caring words for our cardiac brothers and sisters and their families, loved ones and advocates!
    Sincerely and respectfully, robby

  13. Cindy Says:

    Hi Robby, thank you for writing a book that helps people with chronic diseases as well as heart problems bravely face their lives. I am one of them. The doctors still do not know the complete story on me.
    Also, I am a booklover and never thought much about Kindles. After viewing your book’s prologue, I know my mind is accepting the “ebook”. With pictures, songs, and your story narrated by you, the book takes on a more personal meaning..bringing the book “to life”..”l’chiam”.. pardon the pun.. I’m Irish..not Jewish! A Happy Valentines Day to you and Karla! Cindy

  14. RobbyBenson Says:

    Dear Cindy, hopefully the docs will find and cure your problem… try The Cleveland Clinic. They are amazing!
    Happy Valentine’s day to you, too.
    Your friend, robby

  15. Susan Johnson Says:

    Hi Robby!
    Just wanted to tell you that I love your book, I’m Not Dead Yet! As someone with a chronic progressive disability(due to a childhood accident), I can really appreciate how you overcame the limits that your health put on you.I was so impressed with the way you never complained about your health problems, but instead found a way to do what you love in spite of them.You are a real inspiration!! I really enjoyed the “life lessons” you learned from your experiences, especially the revelation that “Every breath is another chance”. I am a huge fan of your music, you have a beautiful and expressive voice and you have a gift for music and lyrics. I hope that in the future you will put more of your songs on CD. I write poetry and play acoustic and classical guitar, and sing in a choir-music is the soundtrack of my life! I think your songs are very moving- I hope you’ll keep on writing!

  16. Brenda Antlitz Says:

    Happy Birthday To You!
    Happy Birthday To You!!
    Happy Birthday,Dear Robby!!
    Happy Birthday To You!!

    Hi Robby, this is my annual Birthday Greeting to you!!
    May your very special day be filled with , love, laughter, music, and may you be surrounded by your friends and family!

    Thank You, for sharing your life with your fans!!
    And for remaining your self…you will always be my inspiration!!

    “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROBBY”!!
    Love, Brenda
    Your fan for life :-)

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