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:
I'm Not Dead… Yet! by Robby Benson Category: Biographies & Memoirs New York Times #1 bestselling author, Michael F. Roizen, M.D. praised I'm Not Dead... Yet!: "When you read this funny and courageously blunt book, you'll understand how to gain the vibrancy that Robby and his wife, Karla, have. ...What a great read and what an important story for all patients and their families dealing with a challenging illness." ----------------------------------------------- The multimedia enhanced iPad 'flagship' handpicked by apple as one of the best! click here: AVAILABLE NOW AT THE iTUNES BOOKSTORE BUY THE PAPERBACK AT OUR OWN eSTORE HERE: https://www.createspace.com/3926926 Or for the paperback and all kindle versions click here: AVAILABLE AT AMAZON Barnes and Noble Nooks click here: AVAILABLE FOR ALL NOOKS
We decided to go the independent route when we were told by the publishing industry: 'Cancer sells. Heart doesn't.' As requested by so many, we have produced a print version of Robby's medical memoir I'm Not Dead... Yet! Here's where you can get it: https://www.createspace.com/3926926 This is our own book page at Create Space. (Create Space is a terrific place for independent authors to sell their books.) This paperback version of I'm Not Dead... Yet! is 6x9 and has a beautiful color cover with an all black and white interior. None of the bells and whistles of the multimedia version for the iPad, (or even the Kindle Fire or Color Nook or Google Nexus7), but if you purchase the physical book and write us here, we will send you links to the prologue and epilogue read by Robby and all of the calming slide shows he created by for the book. The print version is also available here on Amazon.
Writer Michael Ordona's terrific piece on Robby and his new multimedia medical memoir I'm Not Dead... Yet! in the Calendar Book section of the LA Times -- click link below to read entire article: http://soc.li/2pFdX5F
A window into Robby's voice for the book. (This video is included in the book but plays on the iPad only -- we wanted to share it with you here!!!!) Watch here and let us know what you think! (or click here to watch on Robby's new you tube channel)
On the couch with the fabulous women of The View -- Whoopi, Joy, Sherri, Elisabeth and their terrific 'Guy Friday' addition this week: ABC 20/20 Anchor and Chief of ABC News' Legal Unit -- Chris Cuomo. They will be discussing Robby's multi-hyphenate career (and mentioning his new book to help heart surgery patients and their loved ones - I'm Not Dead... Yet!) It airs tomorrow Friday June 29th! Thanks for tweeting about Robby's book Chris!!! @ChrisCuomo
Robby Benson has been chosen as a key note speaker for the 2nd Annual Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Summit on May 22-24 in Cleveland, Ohio. Benson has had four open-heart surgeries at four different hospitals over the past 27 years for a congenital valve defect. In May of 2010 he had a successful reverse Ross Procedure at The Cleveland Clinic by the only man in the world who performs them, Dr. Gosta Pettersson.
Robby is interviewed by Michael Ordona in the San Francisco Chronicle Friday, October 15th, 2010. Funny and revealing. On Beast: "I've never been so perfectly typecast." On love: "I do completely believe in love...I'm a complete romantic." Also discusses his upcoming book I'M NOT DEAD... YET!
Robby Benson has almost finished his memoir, I'M NOT DEAD... YET! I'M NOT DEAD... YET! is a funny and poignant look at surviving four open heart surgeries for a congenital valve defect, while forging ahead with a dynamic creative career in and out of Hollywood.
Robby's new book coming soon! An autobiographical journey to help patients and their loved ones navigate through open heart surgery and recovery with knowledge and humor. Robby's first book, WHO STOLE THE FUNNY? A NOVEL OF HOLLYWOOD published by HarperCollins (2007) made the best seller list of the L.A. Times.