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« on: September 20, 2013, 01:17:28 AM »

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EKKAW0Y/

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 02:42:17 PM »

Good work! Thanks for sharing it with us.
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2013, 04:01:56 PM »

Well, I’m unable to leave a review on Amazon and it’s too late for me to leave one on FurRag’s main site, so I left a review on Goodreads instead. The short version being, I really liked your book. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 08:38:03 PM »

Well, I’m unable to leave a review on Amazon and it’s too late for me to leave one on FurRag’s main site, so I left a review on Goodreads instead. The short version being, I really liked your book. Smiley

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Thank you very much for reading ... and for the review. ^.^  That you'd take the time for both makes me a very happy fox.  ^.^

As far as the "missing scene breaks" go... was that a formatting issue with the kindle version, or a writing issue...?  Can you give me an example?  (Formatting an eBook is more like web design than book design... so much is "browser dependent")

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 09:07:29 AM »

Ah, never mind, it seems to be an issue of how my reader device interpreted the book’s formatting: it stripped the white space you used to mark scene breaks.
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 10:16:17 AM »

Ah, never mind, it seems to be an issue of how my reader device interpreted the book’s formatting: it stripped the white space you used to mark scene breaks.

Brutal!  That would make it -really- uncomfortable to read. :<

Do other stories on the same reader have appropriate scene breaks on that reader...?  eBook design is -really- difficult ... trying to balance presentation and compatibility is a bit frustrating.  My first version had drop caps that looked great on all the digital proofers that I used, but on the actual device were a line below where they were supposed to be .. and there were plenty of other little annoyances.  At least with paperback, it's a fixed medium.  ^.^

(This reminds me of the discussion at sf: http://www.sofurry.com/forum/view/thread?id=28547)

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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2013, 10:34:09 AM »

I’d blame this on the conversion process I had to use, actually. My reader doesn’t support Amazon’s Kindle format, so I had to convert the book to ePub (using Calibre) to read it. Opening the book in the Kindle app (both on PC and on my phone) actually shows your formatting correctly, but for the sake of my eyes I can use neither of these for regular reading.

Calibre usually handles conversions fine with some tweaking, but accidents can and do happen, as it did here.
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2013, 12:05:41 PM »

I’d blame this on the conversion process I had to use, actually. My reader doesn’t support Amazon’s Kindle format, so I had to convert the book to ePub (using Calibre) to read it. Opening the book in the Kindle app (both on PC and on my phone) actually shows your formatting correctly, but for the sake of my eyes I can use neither of these for regular reading.

Calibre usually handles conversions fine with some tweaking, but accidents can and do happen, as it did here.

Ironically, I maintain the eBook version of my book in ePub format, and only convert it to Kindle format.

Anyway, I'm just happy you enjoyed the story. ^.^

I'm working on the sequel as we speak... very excited to get it out there, if people are looking forward to reading it. ^.^

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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2013, 02:42:41 PM »

I was having problems like that with Calibre conversion, and some Kindle books wouldn't even go through the converter software. However, an upgrade to the latest Calibre conversion seems to have fixed that, for the problems of which I was aware.

It does seem to be a good idea though, when formatting ebooks, to use something printable for scene breaks. Like the traditional "***" or whatever. Marking scene breaks seem to be a dying practice, alas. I've noticed a lot of print books that really need them but don't have them.
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2013, 02:36:51 PM »

I'm personnally using the triple asterisk while writing, and I've used similarly visible scene breaks while experimenting with converting existing stories to ePubs.
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