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Old 09-07-2007, 11:36 AM   #91
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... and still many of us have been happily reading eBooks through that entire time .
Funny, how that works, innit?

You aren't going to start using phrases like "When I was your age,..." are you?
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:43 AM   #92
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:25 PM   #93
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... we couldn't read in the rain, because our clay tablets melted.

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Thanks! I did it originally as cover art.
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:30 PM   #94
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Thanks! I did it originally as cover art.
I'd pick that one up off the shelf for a closer look, absolutely.
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I'd pick that one up off the shelf for a closer look, absolutely.
Sadly, it's out of print. But the online edition will never die.
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Sadly, it's out of print. But the online edition will never die.
Since you are making your book available for free on your website, would it be possible to get a copy say in Word or HTML so I can format it for the Sony Reader and MobiPocket and post it on MobileRead? That is, if you don't mind.
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Since you are making your book available for free on your website, would it be possible to get a copy say in Word or HTML so I can format it for the Sony Reader and MobiPocket and post it on MobileRead? That is, if you don't mind.
No, I don't mind. I've been planning to do that, but book layout and design is not one of my strengths. I'd appreciate your help.

Until recently, the book was obligated and still bringing in ad revenue. Now that it's freed up, it's time to do standalone editions.
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That would be really cool, since it sounds from the excerpt like something I would enjoy reading, but I'm not going to stare at a computer screen to do it.

Oh, yeah, and you should be sure you have a paypal account set up.
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I passed the files on to Jon, since he so generously offered to do the conversion.
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I passed the files on to Jon, since he so generously offered to do the conversion.
And I plan to start on this maybe tonight. Definitely tomorrow if not.

Ok, I just did a little bit of cleaning up of the DOC file. I converted the quotes and apostrophes to the curly type and fixed the double dash to proper emdash. Now to give it a load into Book Designer and see how it comes out.
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I have to say this did not really take all that long to convert. That said, The Heretic is posted now in BBeB and MobiPocket. I hope you'll all enjoy Jason's novel. It sounds very good from the review. This is one in my TO BE READ pile.
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Coolness! Thanks, Jon.
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Coolness! Thanks, Jon.
Happy to do it. It sounds like a really interesting book.
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