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FAITH in a FLASH – To err is human

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.

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FAITH in a FLASH – my first collection of flash fiction stories – Books version

My first collection of flash fiction stories – FAITH in a FLASH – was published yesterday on Books (formally iBooks).

Here’s what readers are already saying:

I do not think there is anything else like this anthology. Varied and wide-ranging stories and characters yet all drawn together by faith.

The author has poured his heart and soul into these glimpses of faith.

I love it! [Joyfulness: These Bells and Shadows: Those Bells] So very true, the two sides to the Christian faith and church goers. Both are apt and totally believable! Nicely done giving us two stories for the price of one.

If your (character’s) camera snapped a photo of your prose, it would need no airbrushing to be beautiful. [Flagstones: My Camera Never Lies]

I never tire of reading this [Hope: The Bread of Life] and recalling the randomness of its inspiration.

‘Empty of ego yet full of grace.’ and ‘Gone is flesh. Gone is bone. These lights lead the way home.’ What poetic and memorable phrases! [Flagstones: Cloistering]

I do think this story is excellent – this story in 100 words about oneness, which got me thinking that after we die we cease to be separate individuals, and we are happier when alive if we try not to be separate. [Soulfulness: A Snowflake’s Moment]