Author Archives: athirstyblog

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!

iBooks tips for formatting


Yes, iBooks has formatting rules. You have to abide by them and think about them as you’re formatting a book for ePub. Most of the rules are the same, abiding by the rules set out by the International Digital Publishing … Continue reading

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Re-arranged Chapters


I got a shock last night from a client. I had bundled 3 of her best-selling novels into one Anthology. It was gorgeous. I did the work many months ago. BUT yesterday a reader emailed her and said one of … Continue reading

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Create Space and Internal images


Well, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… you learn something new every darn day. And today it was something about Create Space. I love working in POD (print on demand). It’s so creative. But for a few … Continue reading

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To TOC or not to TOC


Well, again on the Mobilreads forum, that’s a forum for all of us who produce ebooks for Kindle as well as epub… on a thread that has been ongoing for months about the Start point in Kindle ebooks… we have … Continue reading

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Time Got Away From Me


Wow, it’s been a few months since I blogged. That’s what happens when you’re working with clients and trying to finish 3 of your own novels. But I seem to have a window of opportunity today, and I’ve learned some … Continue reading

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You learn something new… every darn day!


Ok, this is a new wrinkle in the formatting adventure. Today a client forwarded an email from Amazon telling the author that a reader had complained that when she tried to read her book in the ‘night’ view (black background, white text), the … Continue reading

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iBooks, is there a change happening?


Just recently I’ve had two clients who have either had their books rejected at Apple without reason, or books have been taken down after they’ve been live for a considerable length of time. Let me start with the latter first, … Continue reading

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