Ebook Approaching

16 Oct

So, a few weeks ago I decided that I would just quickly pop some short stories and flash fiction into a collection to publish online. Well, I’ve been re-writing, editing, proof-reading and researching. I’ve been photographing, designing and planning. Still got more to do, but with the help of a Kindle Guide and info on how to make your books sparkle, from http://indieiq.com/ and http://catherineryanhoward.com/author/catherineryanhoward/ I’m easing my way towards publication. Then I need to see if http://www.smashwords.com/ need anything different for publication there too.
I took the opportunity on Sunday with a packed house here for my son’s birthday to get feedback on my cover. Typically the cover I least liked was the one that people thought was the best, but when I probed further it was to do with clarity of text which was easily changed, and with layout (thanks Aileen). Think I’ve got the cover more or less correct now, so just have to finalise the book’s innards and I’m ready to go.
This was meant to be a learning experience and it is (including the fact that I’ve got to write to the IRS in the US and ask them not to tax me!) Publishers definitely have their uses, but it really is a thrill putting something together all by myself.  On holiday from work this week, so hopefully The Chocolate Refuge will be published within the next week.  I’ll let you know when it happens.

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One Response to “Ebook Approaching”

  1. clairelwebster October 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    Well done mrs! Grab that proverbial bull!

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