I set this site up for my own convenience in keeping a record of the useful advice that I have received and to progress my attempts at producing an ebook. Using some software that I purchased I have managed to publish and edit my first ebook.
I realised that the software package that I was using set ebooks in a form that Amazon uses so I also set up an account with Amazon. This was as hard as setting up the ebook itself but nevertheless I eventually managed to publish one. I’m still learning and it appears that you have to visit Amazon to view a sample of the book. To do that click here and If that doesn’t work I would appreciate knowing.
This is not a promotion for you to buy the ebook from Amazon and if you do — each purchase will result in 35 pence being credited to me (or so I believe). To find out more about Amazon kdp go to their YouTube channel.
I received the following email from Amazon:
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There are many similarities between the use of Amazon and My Telegraph (if we ignore the commercial aspect) especially the Terms and Conditions. I intend to look at some other methodologies for producing ebooks. In the meantime I return to my original premise for proposing an ebook, which was:
To encourage the submission of monthly contributions to the TCWG.
While I intend to pursue what is referred to as an Epub and shall probably use Amazon on a personal basis, my suggestion does bring with it a number of problems for the group. If I — or someone else — agrees to produce a monthly ebook of the group’s short story contributions (including an example) then these problems will need to be addressed before it can be activated.