Amazon publishing bug!

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Yes I have been struck by the invisible publishing bug.

What is this bug?

The bug is where the KDP preview is different to the look inside display. Above is the start of my latest ebook as shown by Amazon “Look inside”. This is disappointing because at not point is the text in my book shown as red!

I currently use Scriviner as my formatter and compiler and in that the text is black on white. If i compile and view using kindle installed on my computer again the text is black on white. If I upload to kdp and use the online viewer, the text is black on white and the download preview is the same aswell.

This is upsetting and explains a few things. I have had to export to html and found a few more bugs in the generated html source. Looks like I will have to hack through that file if I can find the time around NaNoWriMo.

Æther Shadow is now finished

I have now finished Æther Shadow and uploaded to Amazon. I’m having to use a backup cover for the book that will be replaced, but after four years I have done all that I can.

It is now time to move on to the next part of the story and just in time for NaNoWriMo

Tomorrow I will click publish and make it live.

Well, thats all for now,
See you in port next time Lords, Ladies and Airship Captains.

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Book#1: Æther Shadow Nearly finished.

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I can honestly say that after four years Book#1: ÆtherShadow is nearing completion. While I still have mixed feeling about it (it was the first one I wrote, but the second to be released) I can’t find anything else wrong with the book itself. There is still some formatting bugs to be cured and some issues concerning #Scrivener, but I will be glad to move on to the next books.

#NaNoWriMo is rapidly approaching and this year I will use it as an excuse to avoid #Dragon World:Exiles and work on the rewrite of joint books #Kitsune and #Shelly Lee which are the next in the story line and show the main characters taking separate paths.

I am still holding hope that it will be finished in time for All Hallows Eve, but one can never be certain.

Well, thats all for now,
See you in port next time Lords, Ladies and Airship Captains.

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Branding and Icons on a website.

 Branding and Icons on a website.

So, you have spent ages writing a book and designing the look and feel of it and the cover and now you look to making a website.
Have you stopped to consider that tiny little icon in the web address bar?
Yup that small blue “F” that appears when you visit the social media site?
That icon is also part of your branding and trying to make one look good is going to be a challenge however, getting that tiny little 16×16 pixel icon is not the end.
Part of S.E.O is sorting out the icons to go on the site and the bad news is that there are quite a few different ones required.

While struggling to see my cup of tea this morning I came across this site >>https://css-tricks.com/favicon-quiz/ << which gives a good explanation of the icon business.

So I throw this out to you.

How many of you, when designing a website for your books, have you considered working on the icons for the site yet?