Kobo- here I come (I think)

I’m a little bleary eyed as I wrestled with my latest upload well into the wee small hours.

Stubborn to a fault, I was determined to master uploading Shadow Dance onto Kobo writing platform. But this was not as straight foward as it looked.

The book cover was the wrong size so had to figure out how to downsize it. Then Printshop3, the programme I use to make my covers, suddenly decided it was incompatible with Windows.

Still trying to work this glitch out when a brainwave hit and snipped an edge of the cover with windows snipping tool. Eureka. The cover was accepted so onto step three, uploading the file.

Luckily Kobo has a feature where you can download your book an proof it before hitting publish. And the epub file i uploaded had one cover image imposed over the other and it was a blurry mess. Back to the drawing board!

After re-reading the instructions that said the elves would transcribe mobi, docx etc files, so duly uploaded my formatted Mobi file only this time it had no cover on the file at all. So tried other suggested formats with the same result. What to do? Compromised by uploading an epub file with the earlier cover, so now readers will get the benefit of two covers.

So at 2 am pressed the publish button

Now I have to wait 72 hours to see if it passes Kobo’s inspection. Glory be!

Was it worth the hassle… when I see a review like this definitely

4.0 out of 5 stars REAL ! REAL !,October 22, 2012
Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Return To Totara Park (Kindle Edition)

The characters were real. The plot was real! The pace was fast… It was like watching a movie. KUDOS to the writer ! Buy it ! I stayed up all night reading until I was finished. Of course my husband complained .  

This is why I keep writing and confronting the often daunting challenges in the world of self publishing. 

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Published on Thursday, October 25th, 2012, under Latest News

2 Responses to “Kobo- here I come (I think)”

  1. J.T.Webster says:

    It sounds like such a frustrating process! But so stoked that your books will be able to load onto my wee Kobo. Thank you.
    It will open up your books to a whole new audience, which makes the evenings hard work worth it.
    And congrats for that wonderful review.

  2. shirley says:

    I know… the downside is I’m too tired to concentrate on adding more words to Sarah’s Baby… this poor girl is having an elphantine pregnancy like aboout 2 years…LOL

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