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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Giddy-up, Giddy-up

We've done got giddied-up and finished The Man from Hanksville, a story of murder, mayhem, and mischief set in the little town of Bluff, Utah. Paperback edition will cost $6.89 and the Kindle edition will be $3.99, available worldwide.

I have to make a remark about the Kindle edition just to clear my conscience. I used the Amazon Kindle conversion and let it go through as is. There are a few alignment errors in the format but the narrative was complete and readable and I don't think it will bother the average reader using the Kindle. If the reader likes it and wants to keep it, I think he-she will buy the print version which came out just fine.

Question: Was I wrong in not correcting the format problems or does it make that much of a difference on a reading device where the book will be only temporarily retained?   

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  1. Some people won't notice. Some will. If it were my book, the perfectionist in me wouldn't rest until I'd fixed it.

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    1. Ron, that was my feeling, too, but on second thought I felt the errors wouldn't bother an average reader as the narrative is clearly consistent.

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  2. I guess it would depend on the nature of the problems. an unusual paragraph break here and there wouldn't be a problem, but if it affected my reading speed it would become one. Just depends.

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    1. Charles, the errors were mostly the one-liners at the top or bottom of the page and a few minor breaks. The breaks didn't affect my reading of the narrative, so I let them go.

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