In 2009, Lynette Mattke started PicPocket Books. This is not your ordinary publishing house, though. PicPocket sells books as apps. She publishes books in the form of iPhone apps.
In the past year, Mattke has put out 40 children's book titles, to critical acclaim and modest commercial success.So far, no one is getting rich, but they’re a young company.
Mattke splits revenue with the publishers and authors -- and, of course, with Apple, which gets 30 percent. Revenue runs from $2,000 to $6,000 a month. That covers costs and the production of new titles but doesn't yet allow Mattke to draw a salary.Mattke continues to plow through a growing slush pile of manuscripts. What do you think? Would you query PicPocket Books?