Friday

22 April 2011

Ooops...hold off on buying "Flipside" for the Kindle. In a fit of insomnia last night I plopped down with my iPad and flipped through it page by page and found a huge formatting error towards the end. It's glaring enough to jar a reader right out of the story.

I've fixed it, but I can't upload the new file to Amazon just yet...though it's already for sale, my desktop with them (the place I upload and manage my books) still shows it in progress, and until that changes to "Available" I can't change anything.

On the bright side, as totally frustrating as getting this book laid out has been, I learned a hell of a lot, owing much to the writers who hang in the Writer's Cffe at Kindleboards, especially Jeff, who totally saved my asterisk on this.

I should have the proof for the print copy in hand tomorrow. If it looks good, I'll approve it, and then just wait for it to pop up in the online bookstores.

3 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

OK, I am glad I did not rush in!

The Furry Bambinos said...

Congrats again!!! I know how stressful layout is! My husband and I went out on our first date to celebrate getting our college radio station's program guide to the printer. Three days later, when we checked on the status of our order, the printer had lost the master. This was in the days before computer layout - the master was on the paper with the non-repro blue gridlines. The printer eventually found it, but not before we seriously contemplated horrible things.

When doing layout, we had a rule. Never send the finished version to the printer until you had slept, and then looked at it again. (Having slept. Because during layout, you don't get much if any sleep.) Wasn't always possible to stick to it, but it usually helped.

Mom Sue to The Furry Bambinos and Assorted Fosters

Undr said...

I seriously love that cover.