Category Archives: Tips

Conquering Word to PDF conversion… Finally!


Well, after years of carefully constructing a Word document within a Create Space template (which isn’t necessary I found… don’t bother with the template, just make sure your page layout conforms to the Create Space book sizes) and then converting … Continue reading

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KDP and Reconversion


The new Content menu on the Kindle is no longer the Table of Contents… I blogged about this recently, but I’m still upset by it.  On the iPad (Kindle app) that content menu shows the TOC that I construct manually … Continue reading

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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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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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The KDP Cover and Image guidelines


Self-Publishers:  These are the new guidelines for Cover and Image size and resolution straight from the New KDP Guidelines.  This is just the Kindle guidelines, not Smashwords or PubIt (epub).  Make of them what you will. This is for the … Continue reading

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Trolls at work in my Image Library


My biz partner and I worked all weekend trying to find our way around that pesky white box that is inserted under images (mostly flourishes) in Kindle.  We researched on line and all the posts were as frustrated as we … Continue reading

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