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Saturday, 7 July 2012

Book Cover Feedback ~ My E-publishing journey #1

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So what do you think of my cover: Don't be shy.
Does it draw the eye?
Can you see it okay as a small image?
Does it make you want to read it?

I've started formatting my Indie chick lit/ soldier romance short story for Kindle, Ultimate Sacrifice. Launch date 1st August 2012 Royalty free images courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Here's some e-book self-publishing information you might appreciate, for those of you who haven't yet taken the plunge.
I will need to create an account for each before I can launch my book with them, unless I chose to 'Enrol this book in KDP Select, which Cherie kindly explained means I must allow Amazon sole rights for 90 days. There are three main e-publishing  websites: Smashwords.com; Amazon.com; and Barnes and Noble's Pubit

I downloaded the pdf file from the Amazon Self Publish web pages.
This tells you how to format the MS for publishing as a Kindle.
  • I had written it in word with the .docx suffix and had to save it as a .doc for compatibility with Kindle .This is why it wouldn't upload my 6,000 word story as I hadn't properly formatted it.

  • If you have already formatted your story without checking Building your book for Kindle, then just highlight your whole story and click the 'Normal tab'. This will remove all the previous formatting for you so you can start again.
  • Building your book for Kindle explains about title pages, copyright information, dedications, adding a table of contents with a bookmark (to make it easy for users to find the section they want to view), indenting first lines rather than using tabs, plus other important topics listed below:
  • So far I have begun designing my cover, formatted my MS, built the contents table. So I'm off to tackle the next stages in the list, including creating those all important accounts...