Supposedly in 24 to 72 hours my book will appear on the Kindle site. I had to scramble to make a book cover so that it had something to show when it listed it.
The publishing process itself wasn’t so bad. I had to take the book which I have written in Apple’s Pages, export it to Word format, dump it to html and then upload it. At that point I was able to see flaws in my stuff. In one section (the piece I put here in a previous blog entry) the settings for the footnotes got all screwed up and ended up as end notes. Being as how this wouldn’t make sense since these were footnotes for a chapter which was being presented as a excerpt from another text, and not the whole book I had to play with the HTML to get it to the right place.
Once I fixed that I noticed that on the very last page, I never indicated that book was finished. So I added some text to indicate that this was the end of the first of 3 books.
Setting the price was strange. I have no gd clue how much this book is worth. and Amazon gives me 35% of the price that I list it for. so if they sell it for more I get screwed. But if they sell it for less, there’s a chance that they’ll lose money.
So in a couple of days, the book should be available for kindle download. I haven’t heard that people are getting rich beyond their wild avaricious dreams but you never know if someone likes it and wants to make a movie 😉