Here are some of the things I learned this week.
- How to upload e-books with images. Although artwork and color make print books more expensive, they don’t add to the cost of e-books.
- That one must reload the entire book to correct entering the title wrong (and that Amazon answers Author Central calls quickly).
- That I can make myself reformat a 70-page book when necessary..
- That downloaded data files are less apt to crash a program if you hit the “extract all files” button first.
- How to open a google doc all the way so others can enter data (thank you, Brian Perkins).
- That new software does make extracting an image from its background so easy that I can do it.
- That ciipart.com is fun and can make creating e-book covers a snap.
- How to access the two blog sites that will get the most results when promoting free books (thank you, Garth Wright)
- How a professional must feel when one has an editorial due and nothing to say.
Of course, I also discovered some things I don’t know.
- How to get the correct formatting to show up on an I-phone or i-book.
- How to format a cast list with names against one margin and description against the other for an e-book.
- How to change margins for an entire book when Word indicates it has done so but has changed nothing.
I love life as an author in control of producing my own books. And it is great to be a member of the Idaho Authors’ Community and have the help and friendship of forty other authors facing the same challenges.
Now if I just had time to write!