The kindle version of Dragons’ Truth, my All Ages / Young Adult novel, has now been updated to look a lot better than what has been there for most of the last year. It took about four hours to go from the source document to a well-formatted kindle version, this time – I’ve got a pretty functional “workflow” now that I think will continue to serve. I should probably write it down. (It certainly didn’t hurt that Dragons’ Truth is >50k words.)
In addition, Dragons’ Truth is now available through Smashwords in all the formats they offer (and directly to your iPhone or iPod Touch through the Stanza app). Going from the kindle version to a Smashwords version I was happy with took about 40 minutes. It would have been 20 minutes, but I wasn’t happy with how the Chapter headings were coming through, and I had to switch to my PC to get the result I wanted. Some difference between how TextEdit and WordPad handle .rtf files means that as picky as I am, I have to do half the formatting in one and the rest in the other. Very smooth. No upload problems, formatting came out as expected, go have a look for yourself.
Four books down, three to go. (Not counting the poetry.) If they all go as easily as Dragons’ Truth, I’ll have corrected kindle versions and Smashwords versions in as little as 15hrs’ work.
It’s 5AM. I’m going to bed. Tomorrow: no eBooks work. Podcast work, instead. Night.