It’s been a long time since the site has received a face-lift. I will be overhauling the site and adding new services over the next few months. In the meantime, please excuse any messes and lack of site updates!
My first attempt at getting through the Smashwords meat grinder took about a week—a week to read through the intensive manual, then an entire day to get past the frustrating “auto vetter” errors. The next day I blocked for taking my Smashwords eBook file and converting it to Kindle eBook format. After that, came converting for Nook. Three days all together. Three days that could have been spent writing. At my 1500 a day word count, that’s 4500 words! Nearly a short story!
When formatting “The Light Keepers – a ShadowLight Saga Prequel,” I cheated. Since it had been five months since my last upload, I’d forgotten all the Smashwords and Kindle formatting rules. So, I used Ann Mauren to format my file. She formatted one document that worked for all platforms without one single error, saving me days of work. It literally took me ten minutes at each site to publish my book. Plus, Ann addressed some of the formatting issues I had skipped before, such as hyperlinking all my chapters instead of letting Smashwords and Word do it “their way.”
Thanks to Ann, here’s what I learned: a well formatted eBook file can work for: Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes and Noble with just a few tweaks and save you a whole lot of time—a task well-worth outsourcing to a pro.
Want to see a sample of a perfectly formatted eBook? Download “The Light Keepers” from Smashwords for free. If you need help formatting your own eBook, contact Ann Mauren—she’s fast, affordable, dependable and detailed—an indie author ally and self-publishing arsenal must.
A premade cover design for $49.
Will be customized with your author name, title and book blurb.
Suitable for Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult, Paranormal Romance SPECS: Amazon preferred size 600×800 at 96dpi
This is an exclusive design and will not be resold once purchased.
To purchase this design, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Need help with your interior book formatting?
AMDesign Studios can help! Ann Mauren provides manuscript conversion from Word to Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and can even get you through the notorious Smashwords meat grinder. If you’re having difficulty producing a high quality formatted ebook, contact email@example.com and she can get your manuscript professionally formatted for any digital ebook format at an affordable price.
Information coming soon – exclusive design customized with your information – $49