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What's the Deal with ePub Bud?  

Well, it's pretty much just "YouTube for Children's eBooks."

What was your inspiration?

On March 9th, 2010, our beautiful baby boy Wren was born.
12 hours later, he stopped breathing and could not be resuscitated.

Afterwards, we thought maybe it would be nice to make a children's book about his life, and
the events afterwards as we, our family, and friends, dealt with the tragedy.

We realized, it might be nice to make it a free eBook, and hey, why not an eBook that works on that
new-fangled "iPad" device (which would really be the first decent ebook reader for picture books) Apple
was coming out with at the end of the month?

And then we realized, maybe even better than just making a SINGLE children's ebook for the iPad,
what if we made a site just like YouTube where anybody could create and share their own children's ebooks.

How does ePub Bud plan to make money?

This site does not have any intention of making any money, ever. Bandwidth and storage are cheap. We just
want everybody to have an easy way to find, share, and self-publish their own free children's ebooks,
whether the audience is just their own kids or the whole world.

What did Wren die of?

We recently got the autopsy back, and it was Group B Strep .. if you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, please learn about this still VERY COMMON CAUSE OF INFANT DEATH that is 95% PREVENTABLE by getting antibiotics when you go into labor!

More importantly though, the true "root" cause of his death was the fact that we did a home birth with Certified Professional Midwives rather than go to a hospital. Numerous studies show that even for low-risk women with no complications being attended by CPMs and giving birth at a home very close to a hospital, the chances of your baby dying are tripled as compared to delivering at a hospital. Please, don't take an unnecessary risk. Please, don't go through what we went through. Please, give birth at a hospital.

   Wren Jones