For years I’ve wanted a Kindle, but didn’t have the $$$. But I recently discovered that Amazon offers payment plans for Kindles, and I had a birthday coming up. So now I have one–
and discovered how sucky my old e-books look on a Kindle.
In the early days of e-books, offering your book as a PDF was enough because most people probably would just open it on their computers anyway, and PDFs looked good and professional. PDFs were also good if you wanted to print the book.
As technology began to pass me by, I had no idea that my PDF offerings were now tough to use on the fancy e-book readers. Since I didn’t have one, I didn’t know how they worked.
Well, now that I have my own Kindle, I see clearly that the old PDFs just aren’t good enough. So now–
after a lot of frustration because of formatting issues and the tendency of both Word and WordPerfect to use punctuation that turns to garbledygook in HTML >:( —
I am offering both Tojet and The Lighthouse as epub-format e-books. At the moment, they’re available from Lulu, but they should soon be available from more stores, including Amazon’s Kindle store. I use Calibre to convert my epubs to use on my Kindle.