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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

IWSG Post - the tweaking of ebooks

Well it's the first Wednesday of May and I hate to say I'm almost at the same point as the first Wednesday in April. I did manage to get my book on Kindle but getting the ePub perfect for Nook has been a challenge. I've tried it 53 times to be exact. Why so many you wonder? Because I have block quotes, pictures, a table of figures after where I want my table of contents and because I am being picky. I want the book to start where I want it to start and my table of contents where I want it in my book too. I want it to look professional. So I am in Sigil tweaking XHTML code (which is slightly different than HTML). By June I hope to be able to say it is done. I'm almost there.

The whole ebook creation process has been a learning curve. It made me think of the days back in college doing crazy DOS commands to get Mickey Mouse to print out in ones and zero on a dot matrix printer. I've been a geek ever since. But I'm not giving up. My file shall validate in Nookland!


Bread and Butter The Murders of Polly Frisch is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.
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  1. Hope number fifty-four is a charm! You'll get it. Congratulations on the book.
    And I don't think I made it by last month, but welcome to the IWSG!

  2. It's probably better to be picky than to put it out before it's the way you want it.

  3. Thanks for pushing forward! I for one know that I'll be benefitting from your efforts as I'll be soon picking your brain on all that you've learned ! ;-) hugs!!!

  4. DOS--I do remember that. LOL and I think putting the effort into doing it right will pay off big time. Always aim for perfection. Your readers will expect it. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

  5. Bread & Butter sounds fascinating. I added it to my TBR List. Good luck with the formatting.

  6. Brilliant, what tips do you have for anyone wanting to e - publish? What are, in your opinion the pitfalls.


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