This post originally appeared on Joel Friedlander’s wonderful site, TheBookDesigner.com. If, as I keep saying, an ebook is just a website a box, then in order to know how to get in and edit your ebook, you’re going to want to know some HTML. However you choose to work on the file, knowing the basic … Continue reading Speaking in Code: Ebook HTML basics
Notes from 3-4-18: A = hAt AH = fAHther Dotty – Squier, SquieR’ackham and Garry – Some of them were BAHstuhds Lloyd – TurboT (YOU ARE NOT FRENCH) Garry – A glAHss of champagne Belinda – On ouRown Dotty – the income tAx not tAHx Freddy – NeveRunderstood Garry – exAHmple for the stAHff … Continue reading Noises Off Dialect Notes
Over the next few posts, I’ll be showing you how ebooks are coded and formatted. We’ll look at the anatomy of an ebook, and what makes it tick. You’ve heard me call an ebook a website in a box. This time we’re going to talk about what’s inside the box. First thing’s first: let me share … Continue reading Inside the Box: The Anatomy of an Ebook
Timepiece Preview — Prologue Waterloo, Belgium, June 18, 1815 John Freemantle felt every burst from the cannon as a jolt through his breastbone. At least the blasts no longer tore through his eardrums; his ears had been ringing for hours now, muting the roar into something almost manageable. His horse, a big bay possessed … Continue reading Timepiece Preview — Prologue
A current movie reminded me of a publishing story that I’d love to share with you. For once, this isn’t about independent publishing: it’s about a big publisher struggling to find the right cover design. In 1988, Joseph Campbell had just died, but the series of television interviews that he did with Bill Moyers, The … Continue reading Following Bliss: Joseph Campbell and Jackie
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Stillpoint Digital Press has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help complete Heather Albano’s exciting Keeping Time trilogy of steampunk time-travel adventure novels. Running until December 20, the Keeping Time Kickstarter campaign will underwrite the publication of new editions of the first two novels in the series, Timepiece and Timekeeper. Stillpoint plans to release these titles in 2017 in both ebook and … Continue reading Stillpoint launches Keeping Time Kickstarter
This is the next in my on-going series of post on ebook creation; it focusses, obviously, on ebook conversion online. It was originally posted over at Joel Friedlander’s wonderful site for indie publishers, TheBookDesigner.com The Convertible Cloud: Ebook Conversion Online Previously, I’ve compared some of the computer apps that you can use to convert your … Continue reading The Convertible Cloud: Ebook Conversion Online
Risuko author David Kudler invites you to participate in the fall 2016 edition of YASH, a scavenger hunt/blog hop across the websites of over a hundred terrific authors of young-adult books! Enter to free books, pick up lots of exclusive free content, and add some exciting new books to your to-be-read list! Go to David’s Risuko blog and check out … Continue reading Join in the YA Scavenger Hunt with David Kudler!
I just had a conversation with a friend about the issue of piracy. I thought I’d share this post on the subject I wrote for Joel Friendlander’s TheBookDesigner.com: I hear from a lot of authors — traditionally and self-published — who are panicked to find their work being stolen. “I just did a Google search,” they’ll moan, “and … Continue reading Avast! Piracy and the Self-Publisher