Coming soon! My novel as an ebook. (Whew!)

I’m sorry that this has been such a lo-o-o-ong time coming, but I finally did it. (I think.) In the next few days my novel should be available as an ebook. I would have e-published it many moons ago, but after weeks that turned into months of struggle trying to retain the fun fonts of the print books, I threw up my hands. Ebook conversion just does not play nicely with others (on any e-publisher’s software).
But Eureka! I found a work-around to keep the chapter subtitles looking as they do in print, and (drum roll) get them to work in a table of contents! Alas, I could not do the same for the dropped caps. They kept shooting off into space far away from their parent paragraphs. So the adorable dropped cap font had to be thrown to the ravenous piranhas of infantile software. Even though any number of major newspapers (the New York Times for instance) use that same font (Chomsky) or a similar one, conversion turns the dropped cap into a generically boring dog biscuit.
Jeez! We can land a rover on Mars, but we can’t solve conversion issues in ebooks.
Ah, well. But to make it up to you Kindle kinder out there, I added a page of reviews (both real and non-), and A NEW FOOTNOTE! Oh–about that: You can’t have footnotes either in ebooks, or headers/footers, or page numbers. So . . . the footnotes are now endnotes at the back of the book, but they’re clickable from the table of contents, so you can shoot back and forth.
So okay . . . for those of you who just have to read onscreen, it will be available very soon. Sorry you won’t get the full reading experience of the most excellent print books, but that seems to be the current, industry-wide trade off.
Enjoy!

Published by Lauren Stoker

LAUREN STOKER, a native Californian and survivor of U.C. Santa Barbara, moved to New England for the thrill of skiing on ice and owning a snow blower. Lauren enjoys playing loud music, ranting about anti-environmentalists, and collecting beer coasters, while drinking a fine British ale. Since the tender age of 15, she has struggled with the written word (and sometimes won). Lauren’s short stories and non-fiction have been published in journals and newspapers in the U.S. and the U.K.

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