Okay, sorry I’ve been away for so long, but now that Shark Week is over I can devote more time to this. (Ha, Ha) But seriously, did anyone see How to Survive A Shark Attack with host Terry Schappert? I don’t care if the man is a Green Beret, he had to fight thousands of years of innate instinct not to bound out of the water when his buddies in the boat (nice friends) chummed it and the dorsal fins started circling him. It made for a chilling cinematic moment, since he wasn’t in a cage. Anyway, sorry for the length between posts, I really was very busy with writing.
My “site” on Amazon.com is being built and I am told it will be completed by August 17th. At that time, the paperback version of my book will be available. (I know, I hear the clown music playing, too, because I thought it would be sooner, but there it is.) The eBook version will take a little longer—approximately 2 to 3 weeks from today. I wanted them both to be ready simultaneously, but that is apparently not how these things are done. (They have to make sure I don’t have last minute corrections to the text that will mess up their formatting—it makes sense but it still has an unpleasant chum-like reek to it.)
So now, I have a lot of work ahead of me. I have to convert my PDF for Inescapable to an ePub format so that I can put it on Apple’s iBooks. There are a couple of ways of doing this. I could go through an Apple approved aggregator, such as Smashwords, but then they are the middlemen, sort of remora-like if you will. Apple pays them and then they take a cut and pay me. (That sounds a little too symbiotic for my liking). I’d rather convert my own files using Calibre or a conversion house and see if I can publish it directly through iBooks (much better, right?). Now, you may be asking yourselves: Why can’t she just use the eBook files from Amazon on Apple? (Good question.) Answer: Amazon prefers to use mobi and Apple uses ePub. (Nice of them to agree.) After I figure out Apple, it will be on to Barnes and Noble’s PubIt. Cool thing about B&N, they use ePub, too. (Thank you B&N for being completely awesome like that.)
So, that’s my game plan for Inescapable. Meanwhile, I’m almost ready to start the process again with Intuition (book two of the Premonition Series). So I’m really busy. One small fact about sharks: they have to keep moving or else they die.