Happy New Year everyone!
Hope this year is filled with all you want and need to grow and flourish. And remember, “It’s all right in the end. If it’s not all right, it’s not the end!”
The first thing I did upon sitting down at my computer this morning was check to see if the Kindle edition of my first collection of flash fiction was available on Amazon – when I submitted it yesterday I was told there could be up to a 72 hour wait.
Hooray – there my ebook was!
Unfortunately, despite copious checks yesterday using Kindle Previewer 3 on my Mac, selecting all possible devices and orientation and fonts and font sizes – where everything looked tickety boo without a glimmer of a mistake in the formatting anywhere… when I checked the ‘LOOK INSIDE’ feature this morning nearly a dozen ugly formatting issues glared at me.
Copyright – red not black, and 2016 indented where it wasn’t in the source file Introduction – red not black
Dedication – red not black, and first line indented where it wasn’t in the source file
Quotation – line indented where it was previously central
FLAGSTONES chapter heading – lost its formatting entirely – but it is black not red!
The Funeral – end of story is no longer centred but has been indent where it wasn’t in source file
Old Pews – White space has appeared between the second and third paragraphs
Cloistering – White space has appeared between the second and third paragraph.
I do apologise if these formatting issues in the “Kindle sample” continue in to the book proper that you have purchased and spoil your enjoyment of my stories. I am industriously working to resolve these right now. The only thing I can think is wrong is I used an Apple Generated EPUB file as the starting point into the Kindle Create process, rather than the desired .doc or .docx document, even though the Kindle Previewer (offline) looked fine.
UPDATE: As of 20:30 GMT 01/01/19 – I have removed the above mentioned blemishes and any others that might have crept in by reducing my source file to raw text then building the book from scratch using preset styles in Pages before again exporting to EPUB and checking through Kindle Previewer V3.28.1 then downloading the resultant MOBI from Amazon and checking again. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Kelvin M. Knight
Edition 2 of my Kindle eBook should be ready tomorrow.