Winter in Maine


Well, the weather is awful, not at all like a Texas winter, but it gives me the excuse to stay in  and work, work, work.

I’ve learned so much about formatting and the changing technology of e-books in the last year. And although my book, The Ebook Revolution Formatting Guide, was an a good way to send all I learned out into the universe, it needs to be updated or re-written or something!  It seems to have helped quite a few people though, so I’ll have to think about what I want to change and what I want to keep very carefully.  Maybe I’ll just leave it alone and keep putting the tips in this blog?

I actually need to move my office into my living room where the woodstove is.  It’s too time-consuming to get up from my computer every 10 minutes to make sure the stove is still heating.  How in the world did I ever survice winters in Maine when my son was an infant and we only heated this house with wood?  And we only had one bathroom and it was downstairs, not upstairs where the bedrooms were? And I didn’t have a 4-wheel drive SUV? Ahhh, progress!

About that re-write of my book…I think not.  I have 3 novels in various stages of completion, so why don’t I just finish those (in my spare time, hah!) and do what I do for everyone else…format them as e-books!  Maybe I should just take one day a week and write instead of format.  Although that will have to start in February, because January 2012 is already filled with formatting jobs for multiple authors!

I am excited about my son joining me in the biz beginning on Jan, 10…he’s a genius on the computer, very creative with image manipulation, a fantastic photographer, wonderful at proofing and copyediting…just the person I need to push this biz ahead!  Thanks, Jon…you’re the best son ever!!!

So keep visiting my blog for the further adventures of A Thirsty Mind E-Book Prep.  It’s a fantastic biz and I thank all my clients who have taken a chance on me in the past year for their continued support!  Authors are awesome!

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About athirstyblog

If you're a published author and are sitting on a basement full of backlisted books, then you've found the right blog. Although I formerly filled these pages with book reviews, they will now be filled with tips on eBook formatting, talk about the current technology of eBooks, and other stuff that interests me and hopefully interests you. I'm currently an eBook formatter, formerly a bookseller, archaeologist, illustrator and lover of all things historical and scientific. And I'm now a permanent citizen of DownEast Maine with my own beach and 175 year old house and everything! Come along for the Journey!
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2 Responses to Winter in Maine

  1. Vyolet says:

    Do you have more great artilces like this one?

  2. Elyza says:

    Thanks for spending time on the computer (writing) so ohters don’t have to.

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