Saturday, August 21, 2010


Over 2000 downloads today!


In Smashwords Adventure section 'Most Downloads'

Meddlers in Time 6/470
Meddlers in Time- Out of the frying pan 14/470
Meddlers in Time- The Cockatoo River Incident 28/470

Friday, August 13, 2010


Smashwords have raised the bar regarding formatting standards. I discovered this when I resubmitted my profiles to get then listed in the sci-fi category and they were flagged as having a variety of formatting errors.

I had to take the whole Meddlers in Time manuscript, paste to notepad and then copy back to Word and reformat, thus stripping out all the hidden Word formatting- a mess, as I wrote this on five different PC's!

Formatting for scrolling ebook readers is different to formatting for the printed page and the 'smarter' readers wind up adding spaces and breaks if you don't keep the formatting very 'clean'

Still, it's done now!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Still more editing

Smashwords raises the bar and I finally get a copy of Word, so I have been reformatting to appease the gods of Apple.

I had to get extreme with the first book, copying it to notepad, then back to Word and a total reformat. This is the trouble with using five different machines to write a novel using cut & past!

This DID have the effect of making me dream about the characters- even if they were doing stuff not seen in the books- although I may use the dream one day, should I want somebody to have a slow and nasty demise!