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Old 07-02-2014, 12:52 PM   #61
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Well, I can see how writing is one thing that you fell you can do that doesn't hurt too much! I'm checking into the Kindle thing, but I don't have much time for the extra curricular right now. I'm already behind on a writing promise that I need to push some other things aside for. I've somehow lost the book I am writing a review for, and I JUST had it. It's hard to write a review without having the source right there for accuracy.

From what I can see, Kindle expects you to upload your story from any one of multiple source files types. One that they recommend is .doc or .docx. That is one of their preferred formats. They then break each one down into it's preferred formatting. There isn't much formatting necessary on any of them, so I can't see how it's going to cause a problem unless your book as images. They seem to be mentioned as the biggest source of trouble.

Otherwise it seems spacing and font size is pretty standard. I'd look into that closely and make sure you match it. And, even though openoffice and libreoffice are "compatible" with Word files, you may consider trying a plain text or RTF format just for comparison. Their converter might be looking for specific format indicators that don't come across from openoffice.

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Old 07-03-2014, 01:40 PM   #62
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Yeah, I was thinking that something to do with formatting isn't translating properly from open office. I downloaded their viewer,so maybe some experimentation is in order before I upload the revised version. They also have a thing where if something is changed in the book & you upload it, anyone that bought it can get the new copy free, or something like that.
I used no images other than the cover I did in the paint.net program. It's really an alignment thing for me, as can be readily seen.

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I am nearly finished with Good Omens and then I'll start in on your book.

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I hope you like it. I took a lesson from Steven King about small town America stuff. so I just write what I know. Still working on re-write. 426 pages takes a while...

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Well, since life keeps getting in the way, I decided to start writing book two while re-writing book one. It's going to take a while since I can't type very fast. Two monitors would be great. Original on one, new version on the other so I don't have to keep stopping to flip back & forth. But the new revised version of book one will come out.

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I wonder if there is a way to do that with a split screen? Don't you have a 12 year old to ask?

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No. Mine are all 15 on up to 33. They've never set one up that I know of. It would be nice though.

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