I got a bit of a shock when my friend Writerdood informed me that my Kindle eBook’s (The Picasso Anthology) formatting was terrible and hard to read. I don’t even have any idea how that happened! Here is Amazon’s reply:
‘After researching your account, it appears that you’ve uploaded a PDF file for your Kindle book “The Picasso Anthology.”
‘We do accept PDF files for eBook conversion, however, some complex PDF files may not export well because it’s difficult for optical character recognition systems like our KDP converter to interpret embedded formatting and image placement. If your conversion results are unsatisfactory, we suggest you make further modifications prior to publishing…’ (Included in this reply was a massive tutorial which contains an ebook!)
I have edited the book and is now at least easy to read but I’m still trying to make the book more presentable. This edited version will be available after February 11. Please pardon me for the foul-up. I thought Kindle publishing was simple!
I was forever wondering why is it that when Amazon publishes your eBook, it’s called self-publishing when your book needs to be
approved first -and you don’t have to pay Amazon any fee which you have to do with other eBook publishers. Now I know that the
word ‘self-publishing’ is taken literally (in Kindle) -you format and design everything about your book ergo, self-publishing.
‘Beautiful Boy’ Review
Have you ever witnessed the agony of having a drug addict in a family? I have witnessed a lot but none would compare to this story of David Sheff’s brilliant and promising son (divorce involved again). The story could even make tough men shed a tear. You could feel Sheff’s agony by the way he narrates his story. He suffered brain hemorrhage because of it. Reading his bestselling book is better than reading researches or how-to books on drug addiction. You would learn more on how to deal with it if a family member is a drug-addiction victim.
It’s a scary fact that about 10% of all people have the addiction and alcoholism gene in our blood. Read expert opinions on whether a drug addict is to blame for his addiction and whether drug-addiction is a disease or not.
You might not like the author’s reputation but don’t judge him until you finish the book. His son Nic who is the topic, also got his book Tweak -about his addiction -published while he relapses on his addiction again and again.