I spent a good deal of time going through the process of formatting the book for Amazon’s kindle. Let me rephrase that. TRYING to go through the process.
Amazon has this whole thing set up for publishing an e-book on their site… or store… or whatever you want to call it. They make it sound like it’s a “wham… bam… thank you ma’am” kind of process. All straightforward… step by step. The only problem is it doesn’t work like they say it does.
There’s a nice little program called Kindle Viewer that you download and install. It comes with step by step instructions on how to set up the file so it will be compatible with electronic viewers. Pretty color screen. User friendly.
Two days later, I’m still working on it.
They have a discussion board where questions are supposed to be answered, but most of the posts are ads… for ED and anxiety medications… for other people’s books. A lot more are rants and raves by pissed-off people. I posted my own question about why text that I wanted centered vertically on the page didn’t end up that way… it was never answered.
After about six pots of coffee and countless laps around the room, I did come across a post by someone who seems to know what the heck they’re talking about. I think… that’s THINK, mind you… I can get through it now.