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The Fractured Hues of White Light now available on NOOK

Writer's Brag and Rag Bag

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1LauraJWRyan
May 21, 2011, 9:54am Top

One year ago today I released the paperback original of my little-big novel with the bright yellow cover after years of writing, editing, fine-tuning and polishing...yesterday after a lot of monkeying around with code and looking, looking, looking until my eyeballs were burning in my head, I put together a digital file for the e-book version. It's a good feeling...going forward, the hands on experience is truly not for the easily frustrated...it's perfect for my OCD personality. It's a complex book, novel-wise, and I like to think that people who find their way to my books are looking for something different, so it's out there, and I hope expanding The Fractured Hues of White Light into the e-book market makes it available to those who hesitate to invest in a paperback, which I'll admit it isn't a cheap book to produce. I've learned a lot as a indie author, but in spite of what I've learned, I still feel like I'm muddling around. I can't complain, our little experiment that started in 2009 with Dusty Waters has been more successful that I ever imagined, so this is a good thing.

2MarysGirl
May 21, 2011, 10:21am Top

Congrats, Laura! Did you use Pubit? If so, how was the experience? I used Smashwords to sell in the Nook market, but was thinking of opting out and publishing directly because the paper book says "No Nook book available" even though it is!

3LauraJWRyan
May 21, 2011, 2:15pm Top

I have no complaints about Pubit, it's fairly simple if you don't mind doing the work to format the file properly, and I'm fairly fussy about how I want my book to look on the Nook (hee hee). It's been a good experience doing business with B&N since November. This is all been an experiment to see how my books fit in with readers, it's been a fairly even mix, readers either love 'em or hate 'em, it goes with the territory. I've been thinking about Smashwords for a later release to make my books available through all platforms...I'll do it eventually as a separate gig. I think it's interesting if there is a Nook version of your book available through Smashwords that it doesn't recognize it on the B&N website. I wonder if the Kindle version on Smashwords will come up on Amazon as "unavailable"? Probably because they don't want to recognize Smashwords editions, which is understandable since Smashwords is doing their own thing with their Meatgrinder software...interesting, I never thought of that. I'm still tinkering around creating the Kindle edition on my own, but haven't had the time to learn the Mobipocket software well enough to make the result look something less ugly! (Suggestions, anyone?)

Fun stuff! Thanks for the Congrats :)

4MarysGirl
May 22, 2011, 10:07am Top

I put my book up on Kindle through their Digital Author program and found it pretty easy, but my books are straight text, no fancy formatting, illustrations or pictures. I'll probably do Pubit next. I just updated my book (corrected a couple of copy edit errors, added a map and character list, etc.) That's one of the joys of digital publishing, you can make those corrections, additions with little trouble.

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