Jun
17
2012

New Blog, New Shoes :-)

I was late taking Padfoot on a walk today. It was, in his opinion, unpardonable. I now have no shoes, save an unmatched pair, which I’m declaring a new style.

I still luvs him. Smile We went to a Border Collie meetup, and I realized how much he’s grown since I last posted:

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He looks so dejected there! He’s not, I swear:

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I’ve been dropping everything lately to work 24/7, but it ends up with me so frazzled and burnt out, that I’m not sure this is the best strategy for getting the most done. So I’m going to try to do more writing. And so I’ll be starting a new blog in the next few weeks, answering self-publishing questions. I’ve already started, storing away all my email responses so I can make a better FAQs for my clients.

What self-publishing/formatting/design/copy editing questions do you have?

Written by Natasha Fondren in: Ebook Formatting,Musings |

9 Comments »

  • Edie Ramer says:

    Editing question here. Someone just asked me, and I’m not sure. She wanted to know at what number can you stop spelling it out and use Roman numerals. Any advice?

  • An unmatched pair! Sounds like a good title.

  • Oh, I SO understand the burnout factor! I just officially retired from doing cover art the other day, and told all my current clients that this is my last month. Have been working 24/7 for the past year, and haven’t done any writing of my own. I feel your pain!

    Formatting – I sometimes get varying results in Kindle with spacing between sentences and paragraphs. What is the best way to keep it consistent?

    • Natasha Fondren says:

      If it’s between paragraphs, it’s usually because of an excess space after the period. I do a search for _^p and replace with ^p. (Where _ = a tap of the spacebar.)

  • Nan Bush says:

    Do NOT let authors push you into burnout! You are far more valuable unburned than gone. This includes me and my (today) importuning.

  • Angela says:

    Hi Natasha,
    I’ve visited your web pages for awhile now and wondered if you had any advice on training courses (online, via book/eBook or in person) that one could or should take in order to become better at self-publishing their books, specifically on book design and ebook cover art. I want to find a place where I can learn it all at once, in a consecutive manner.
    Any plans for a book?
    Angela

  • Lauren says:

    Hey! I have a border collie too! She’s going to be 9 this Christmas, but hasn’t really slowed down too much. It’s such a great breed :)

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