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 Post subject: Re: E Mags
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 11:23 am 
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I'll let you know when I start.


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 Post subject: Re: E Mags
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:17 pm 
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Have a load of people on the San Stephanos holiday forum who want to read Digital Rites.


cracking story

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 Post subject: Re: E Mags
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 12:21 am 
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Interzone 240 on Smashwords, Amazon tomorrow if approved. I'll have a go at #237 for Kindle before BS 28.


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 Post subject: Re: E Mags
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:20 am 
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IZ 240 Amazon now in fact, a few hours early but no 'looking inside' for some reason. Might be a little soon to buy, doesn't look quite right yet.


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 Post subject: Re: E Mags
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 7:26 pm 
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Uploaded IZ 237 to Amazon. It will be 12 hours before it goes live. Sometime after 8 am BST.
When I upload a file to Amazon I can preview it but it never looks the same as when it goes 'live'. No doubt I'm doing something wrong but I separated the scenes in Jim's Digital Rights with * * * * *. In the preview all the **s have disappeared, lots of upper case changes to lower case and centre alignment changes to left.
So when it goes live some of these faults will disappear, hopefully all of them. I'll then upload a new version if necessary.


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 Post subject: Re: E Mags
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:24 pm 
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Thanks, Roy. I'll grab it and have a look. It was a bit of a risk using something like a screenplay layout - actually quite a late decision. Screenplays are always in fixed-point Courier 12. You would have had fun with that!

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 Post subject: Re: E Mags
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 9:37 pm 
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afaik no choice on fonts in e books Jim. Just back so I'll check it now.


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 Post subject: Re: E Mags
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 9:54 pm 
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Just downloaded about five minutes ago over Whispernet. Will report in the morning!

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 Post subject: Re: E Mags
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 8:07 am 
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It looks fine!

My only suggestion would be to force a page-break between stories - it's a bit odd having them start at some arbitrary point on the page.

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 Post subject: Re: E Mags
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:10 am 
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I have made some alterations Jim so I think you can just re download without any charge when it goes live in 12 hours. Forcing pagebreaks is very hard. I thought the headers would do that but that seems to be the Smashwords method.
'All Caps' in MSWord come out lower case in Amazon. I have got to go through the text changing all 'All Caps' to Upper Case. I haven't found a 'style' that enables that to be automatic.

I'll try an MSword pagebreak next time in Amazon but that means another difference between Amazon files and Smashwords. I need to experiment and reread FAQs.


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 Post subject: Re: E Mags
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:44 am 
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I totally understand. Things are getting more and more fragmented - try developing programs that will work on Mac, PC, iOS, and Android! Or HTML5, where each browser supports a different set of audio or video formats. It's a pig.

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 Post subject: Re: E Mags
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 10:59 pm 
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Yes I can force pagebreaks in Amazon. Tested it, seemed to work in the test file but I'll recheck the file when it goes live.


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 Post subject: Re: E Mags
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 11:10 pm 
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Great stuff, Roy. Let me know when it's up and I'll reload and check.

Many of us write stories set in a future where technology works effortlessly. Yeah, right!

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 Post subject: Re: E Mags
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:30 am 
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The expriment forced a pagebreak but the cover has disappeared so hold those horses a little longer.
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 Post subject: Re: E Mags
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:42 pm 
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The cover 'reappeared', damy, and so I've uploaded a new version but it won't go live for 12/24 hours.


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