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Profitable Growth and Anders Nyby in the iBA Conference Awards Finals

Gothenburg, Sweden – ExcelStories are thrilled to announce the iBooks Author Conference Award finalist – Profitable Growth – Business Finance for Everyone written by Author Jan-Olof Andersson, Olle Edsbacker, and Anders Nyby. The iBook has been in production for over three years and was released in time for the nomination to the iBooks Author Conference Awards.


“We are very proud to be nominated in two categories, 2016 iBook of the Year Non-fiction overall and as Creative of the Year,” say the co-author and iBooks Author designer Anders Nyby.


The book is based on a popular paperback book published in 2002 by a Swedish publishing house. The iBook makes extensive use of custom made interactive elements and widgets found in the incredible easy to use Apple OS X software iBooks Author. It explains and makes practical use of financial theories and concepts that are important for a growing company. The iBook is perfect for nonfinancial employees looking for deeper understanding of profitable growth.


Additional tools have been used to produce the interactive content in the book: iMindMap for Mind Maps and Fly Overs, iMovie for video content, Microsoft Excel 2016 for how to calculate lessons and summary cases, KeyNote for narrated animations and presentations, ScreenFlow for screen recordings, OmniOutliner Pro for creating structure, Automator and Script Debugger for workflows, Acorn for image adjustments and iAds Producer for video widgets. “Finally we used XCode to develop a free iPhone App – Key Figures – as a complementary reference and companion tool to the book,” says Anders Nyby.


Profitable Growth – Business Finance for Everyone offers a wealth of interactive learning content, along with an entertaining method that makes learning enjoyable. Contents of the book include: 12 video flyovers, 15 interactive illustrations, 40 narrated animated illustrations, 30 lessons on how to calculate with spreadsheet formulas, 16 mind maps, 11 summary presentations, 10 cases, 10 quizzes, and a glossary containing 27 key figure definitions.


“The brilliant iBooks Author software made the iBook Profitable Growth – Business Finance for Everyone and the iBooks Author Conference Award nomination possible. The Apple tool is probably the best eBook creation technology available on any platform right now,” says Anders Nyby


The iBooks Author Conference Award winners will be announced at 5 PM Thursday, October 6, at the 2016 iBooks Author Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.


Pricing and Availability:
Profitable Growth – Business Finance for Everyone is $19.99 (USD), and is available worldwide exclusively through the iBooks Store in the Economics category. Review copies are available upon request.


Profitable Growth – Business Finance for Everyone
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2016 iBA Award Finalists
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Key Figures 1.2 in the iTunes Store


Author profile: Anders Nyby is son of a teacher, with a curious mind, and passion to blend know-how with pedagogics and tech. Long time financial IT consultant working with global customers in areas like back office processes, management reports, risk and Treasury software solutions. Co-author of Profitable Growth. Author of the Excel Tips series. Designer of Apple TV App Tips for Excel, iPhone App Key Figures and 2D game BeeBlackHole. ExcelStories is a registered trademark of Ide System AB, which was founded in 1989 by Anders Nyby. Ide System AB is creating apps in Swift on the macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS platforms. Their passion is to cut the learning curve by writing, co-writing, designing and producing interactive content and learning solutions using a blend of Apps, Books, and Courses. Their products are delivered via app stores, book stores, and on the web. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Ide System AB. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Book Max for iOS Offers Readers a Smart Marketplace to Discover eBooks

Bath, United Kingdom – Renniksoft today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Book Max – The Smart Marketplace for eBooks 1.0.7 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The new app is an elegant, stylish, and fun method of finding new eBooks to read. Anyone can simply tap the search icon in the middle of the screen, begin typing a search term, and the app immediately begins presenting options. The user scrolls through the results, reviews the information for books that look interesting, and with a single tap, can be taken to the iBookstore to make their purchase.


In addition to its comprehensive search abilities, Book Max also offers an easy-to-use browsing feature that allows any reader to browse various genres of eBooks at their leisure, all via the app’s innovative navigation bubble interface. Users simply tap a category bubble from the app’s opening screen, and they’ll be presented with a randomized list of categories and titles, offering up a seemingly unlimited selection of books to choose from.


“Finding the right books to fit your interests can be a real pain in the neck. Whether you’re online, or browsing your local bookstore, book discovery is still stuck in the 20th century,” says founder of Renniksoft, Clive Skinner. “Book Max truly does offer a ‘smart marketplace’ for eBook readers, bringing the complete library of the iBookstore to users in an easy-to-use, and enjoyable search tool that they carry in their pocket.”


* Easy-to-use search interface
* Unequalled bubble navigation interface makes eBook discovery fun and easy
* Search, find, and purchase eBooks from one easy-to-use app
* Integrated social networking features
* Custom color by camera option creates personalized app color scheme
* Always free, with no in-app purchases


Book Max offers the ability to browse any category of the iBookstore. Categories include: Tech, Travel, Romance, Mystery, Humor, Career, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, and many more. If a user chooses to tap a category to browse, in many cases they’ll be presented with sub-categories to select from, depending on their mood. For example, by tapping “Fiction,” a reader can select from such fiction genres as: Action Adventure, Horror, Religious, Historical, Classics, and more.


Once a reader decides on a particular book they’d like to take a closer look at, they can access more details about the book, discover other books by the same author, purchase and download the book, and even share the reading selection with family and friends on Facebook and Twitter via the app’s handy social networking features.


Users can also customize Book Max to display their own, one-of-a-kind color scheme. Simply tap the color wheel at the bottom of the page, point the device’s camera in the direction of a favorite color, tap the “Save” button, and the new custom color scheme is in place for a one-of-a-kind look.


Renniksoft has a history of offering iOS device users easy-to-use and innovative apps. They’re the brains behind the popular “Movie Genius,” and “Telly Genius” apps that offer movie and television fans a better way to discover entertaining video and film content. With the release of Book Max, the company is applying that same fresh approach to eBook discovery.


Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 21.8 MB


Pricing and Availability:
Book Max – The Smart Marketplace for eBooks 1.0.7 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.


Book Max – The Smart Marketplace for eBooks 1.0.7
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Based in the historic city of Bath in the United Kingdom, Renniksoft was founded in 2011 to develop innovative and original apps exclusively for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Renniksoft. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Excel 2016 Tips EBooks Helps Numbers Users Get up to Speed

ExcelStories today has released Excel 2016 Tips, a set of multi-touch iBooks designed to help Numbers users to get up to speed in Microsoft Excel 2016. The new series consists of six short-video based iBooks covering six areas of Excel features, including: basics, secrets you didn’t know about, favorite formulas, snazzy charts, mighty pivot tables, and how to record macros.


Excel 2016 Tips EBooks Helps Numbers Users Get up to Speed

“We’re excited to announce a new collection of short-video based iBooks designed with modern pedagogics,” the author Anders Nyby said. “The iBooks include a video-based flyover, study guide, thirty-six short videos, a quiz and mind maps. We are targeting beginners with Basics and Charts as well as intermediate users with Secrets, Formulas, and Pivots. Learning to automate boring Excel steps with macros is another option with Record. The iBooks has been designed with mobile learning in mind and tested from iPhone 6 up to iMac HD. The additional Apple TV App is targeting learning sessions in the couch or in the board room.”

Each book in the series is $4.99 per download on the iBooks Store. There is also a free starter book “Excel 2016 Tips – Learn” available. The Apple TV App “Tips for Excel – Mac Edition” is a $19.99 download on the App Store for Apple TV.

Tasty Food Magazine Brings Fine Dining to iOS Devices

Zloadr Limited has announced a release date for its new digital food and lifestyle publication, “Tasty Food.” The new publication is dedicated to obsessively documenting great dishes surrounding breakfast, brunch and dinner. The magazine is aimed at influencers, business men and women, chefs, cooks and those who enjoy trying out the most exclusive unsung dishes from across the globe at the finest restaurants.


Tasty Food Magazine Brings Fine Dining to iOS Devices

The publication’s social media channels serve as samples, for editorial and content scheduled for publishing in each issue. Lists, features, restaurant and food reviews are the key editorial strands, with trends, topic discussions, recipes, travel and interiors also being covered.

The new digital title will feature a number of quality features, set around excellent dining and exquisite dishes, and for its launch issue, provide tips and advice on how to cook like a Michelin chef and feature a list covering “The 25 Most Exclusive Restaurants in London.”


Sam Enrico said: “We’re interested in all things food, dining, and gourmet, opulent and grandiose. If it appeals to Tasty Food Readers, then it will be covered.” Williams goes on to say “social media will play a huge part in the publication’s business model as nowadays you can draw down upon social networks such as Instagram for a visual view of the given dishes’ appearance.”


Tasty Food will be priced at 3.99 GBP per issue and predominantly aimed at those who are real food fanatics and appreciate the best food and dining experience possible. The set date for the launch issue will occur during mid-July 2016 and be made available for purchase via Zloadr Magazines and be compatible for reading on either an iPhone or iPad after download.