Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Putting out In No Particular Order the way I did — on the cheap — has inspired me to add a new service to my Indie-Scribable menu. EZ manuscript formatting for Amazon KDP.
In my early indie experience, ebook formatting scared the crap out of me. It looked like it required some coding skills, familiarity with HTML at least. Not to tip my hand, but getting a nice clean (and simple) file onto KDP doesn’t require the services of an HTML expert. And let’s face it, most fiction manuscripts are super simple, with nothing more detailed than chapter headings and a clickable TOC.
So have a look at In No Particular Order — and/or Fascination, which I did the same way — and see if its formatting would suit your upcoming novel or story collection. I’ll bid $50 for the privilege of getting you a MOBI file for uploading to Amazon, as well as an EPUB version for use with other platforms. Most formatters out there charge $125 and up.
(One caveat: I haven’t tried this method with a Smashwords project yet, so I don’t know if it passes their stringent formatting requirements.)