Ta-da! After hour upon hour of formatting work, and calling it quits once and then starting over, the Kindle version is up and running. I’ll have to investigate how to market it, etc., but I’ve priced it at $5.99 – having no idea what it should be or what to expect. Now, whether it will be accepted for Nook and Apple remains to be seen, but I think that Kindle has the widest use anyhow.
I left out photos, in my attempt to get the reformatting approved, so anyone should really prefer to have the print version – which I will remind everyone (again) can be bought at Amazon’s http://www.createspace.com/3546438 or on Amazon.com (which is where the Kindle version also shows up.)
Well, I got the proof copy back from Amazon even more quickly than they promised, and it really looks good. I got Bill to proof read it, and boy did he find lots of corrections that I needed to make. These were mainly formatting issues, such as extra spaces where there shouldn’t be, numbering of footnotes, etc. I’ve worked on them, as well have choosing a deeper color – “saddle brown” – for the cover and will be sending it back to Amazon soon.
This all sure does take a lot of time!
The proof copy arrived today and it looks wonderful! Bill, with a fresh pair of eyes, will proofread it soon.
There’ll be a few tweaks and corrections, needless to say, but then I’ll resubmit and we should be good to go.
I’ve gotten word that it meets the “technical requirements” of CreateSpace. So I’ve ordered a copy to proof. Should be here in less than a week!
Here is the bound copy that I have had for over fifty years, given to me by my grandmother. As it turned out, there were seven more volumes that I was able to borrow from a cousin and transcribe.
After working for years to complete the transcription, footnoting, introduction, historical notes, and most complicated of all, formatting, I’ve submitted The Diary of a Southern Lady to CreateSpace for publication. If it meets their technical requirements, the next step will be to order a draft copy to proof. I’m holding my breath!