I can’t remember the last time I did a blog post. It’s been an unusually busy season… I’ve been struggling to get over jet lag from the Thailand trip and getting ready to speak at a major conference this weekend. On top of that I’m trying to get the Nook version of Iona Portal ready for publication.
I’m doing the Nook version through Smashwords, which will also make versions available for all the other e-book platforms. It’s quite an experience. The Smashwords instructions are very detailed, and more than a little intimidating!
One of the first steps to publish on Smashwords is to strip away ALL formatting!!! How’s that for frightening? Centering. Bold text for chapter titles. Even italics! It’s all gone! Now, in addition to everything else, I need to go back through the whole book, line-by-line, and add these things back into the text.
I do understand why it’s necessary (and I’m sure the results will be worth it), but it’s a LOT of work! I’ll be attending a seminar the first three days of next week, and everyone will be sitting with laptops open during the sessions. Hopefully I’ll be able to work on Iona Portal formatting during some of the less interesting speakers. (Shhh… don’t tell anyone!)
My goal is to have the Nook version published by the end of next week.