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Old 06-03-2024, 06:26 PM   #16
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Also on your map in THE LITTLE GLASS BOTTLE, Austrailia should be spelt Australia.
I've never read that author, so it is possible it should be that way... but I doubt it.
Thank you. I made the decision to leave in all of the spelling and grammar errors from the original.
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Old 06-03-2024, 06:26 PM   #17
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I took a look at the Amazon preview. It does not look good. In fact, it looks awful. It's left justified with paragraph spaces. Is that the way it really is formatted?
Thank you for the blunt critique. I probably needed to hear that!
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Thank you for your feedback. I liked the aesthetics after playing around with different options, but I definitely do not want it to be off-putting to readers, so I am instituting your suggestions.

I have one question though:



In my version, each story does start on its own page, so I am not sure why it is looking that way to you. Could you give me a little more detail?

Thanks so much!

I was wrong on that, due to having only used the Look Inside feature on Amazon, which is simply a scrolling document. My apologies for that error.
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Old 06-10-2024, 05:42 AM   #19
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Thank you for the blunt critique. I probably needed to hear that!
No you do not need it. You formatted the collection the way you preferred it. Calling that awful is directly impolite.
I am one of the apparantly rare persons that prefer left justified. I would prefer no paragraph spaces, but the spacing is no big deal to me and I bought your collection.
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Old 06-10-2024, 06:24 AM   #20
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IMO, When an eBook is left justified and/or has paragraph spaces, it looks poorly made.
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Old 06-12-2024, 02:09 AM   #21
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No you do not need it. You formatted the collection the way you preferred it. Calling that awful is directly impolite.
I am one of the apparantly rare persons that prefer left justified. I would prefer no paragraph spaces, but the spacing is no big deal to me and I bought your collection.
Thank you!
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Old 06-12-2024, 05:25 PM   #22
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I'm happy to send an epub file to anyone willing to write an honest review as well.

I hope you enjoy!

MD Peterson
I'm up for epub. I've never had an interest in Lovecraft, and If I would develop one, I'd go for pdf from database, so I don't think that I would ever be a market for collection, but I can give you an opinion on it.

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Also on your map in THE LITTLE GLASS BOTTLE, Austrailia should be spelt Australia.
I've never read that author, so it is possible it should be that way... but I doubt it.
It is Austrailia intentionally and originally: https://archive.org/details/1896thel...craft/mode/2up
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Old 06-15-2024, 04:15 AM   #23
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I'm up for epub. I've never had an interest in Lovecraft, and If I would develop one, I'd go for pdf from database, so I don't think that I would ever be a market for collection, but I can give you an opinion on it.
Please feel free to send me a message with your email address and I can send you the file.
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Old 06-15-2024, 11:18 AM   #24
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Hi all,

I just published what I consider to be the best H.P. Lovecraft collection
I took a quick look at the preview on Amazon.

* The first paragraph of any chapter or after a heading should not have a first line indent. (First line indents are to show that a new paragraph has started. That's not needed after a heading.) Take a look at any printed book with chapters.

* In the Foreword you have many instances of straight quotes " when you should be using curly quotes “”. In the last paragraph you use curly quotes.

* You should decide how you're going to indicate titles, direct quotations, special words, and hints of sarcasm. Italics for titles is good, double quotes for direct quotations is good. For other uses I recommend single quotes. Using double quotes for everything looks a bit odd.
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To me it looks like a well executed and formatted omnibus. Cover is horrible and cheap looking for my taste, but the interior of the book is well executed. Some nice illustrations and formatting. I'm not familair with Lovecraft, but reading accompanying text, it feels like a collection that was put together by one that knows him well. I'll make sure to advise it to anyone that I happen to meet that's interested in a guide into Lovecraft.
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To me it looks like a well executed and formatted omnibus. Cover is horrible and cheap looking for my taste, but the interior of the book is well executed. Some nice illustrations and formatting. I'm not familair with Lovecraft, but reading accompanying text, it feels like a collection that was put together by one that knows him well. I'll make sure to advise it to anyone that I happen to meet that's interested in a guide into Lovecraft.

It's easy to change the cover, using calibre. I do it all the time.
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To me it looks like a well executed and formatted omnibus. Cover is horrible and cheap looking for my taste, but the interior of the book is well executed. Some nice illustrations and formatting. I'm not familair with Lovecraft, but reading accompanying text, it feels like a collection that was put together by one that knows him well. I'll make sure to advise it to anyone that I happen to meet that's interested in a guide into Lovecraft.
When I see a horrible and cheap looking ToC from an unknown author, I ignore the book as that to me look like Photoshop gone wrong and I'm not about to find out if the book is any good knowing the cover isn't any good.
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A quick play with microsoft designer gave these two AI images. Just fix up the text in either, and IMO it'll be much better than the current cover.
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A quick play with microsoft designer gave these two AI images. Just fix up the text in either, and IMO it'll be much better than the current cover.
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They look so AI generated. Again, not good covers.
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