Publishing on Amazon

My book is online on Amazon. I have a few problems I need to address to them.

When you type my name into the search box, it says Do You Mean xxxx? which isn’t what I mean, and my name should be in their search database. It does find the book, however.

I can’t download Deadly Awakening (don’t ask) yet but I saw it at a friend’s house yesterday and the pages were certainly not what I had formatted. So there is a whole big deal to formatting. I don’t know how you prevent your pages from breaking differently on different computers, depending on the screen resolution, etc. ¬†Maybe for that kind of quality and control you do need to read eBooks on the Kindle.

When they say, Download to the PC, they mean the PC. Their reader software does not work on the Mac.

Before you download the book, you need to download the reader software, which is no big deal. I don’t know what it does except prevent copying or forwarding.

I am buying a Kindle when I’m in the USA in March. I wish they would call it something else. Why is it called Kindle?

A few people have been kind enough to buy the book.

The book being out in public seems kind of remote from me right now. It is an odd sensation to have my name and my book on that website.I mean, there are people paying money for the words that I wrote. I am cringing, waiting for the comments. Especially the ones from people I don’t know. So far, I’ve only heard from people I know, who are all very nice.

Another friend tells me some of the photos have printed out black. ???????

I need to send the Amazon link to some websites that agreed to link my book. I can see this is going to be a full-time job for a while.

I’m troubled by the formatting and photo issues and it is possible that when I know more, I’ll send Amazon a new file. If anyone out there is reading Deadly Awakening¬†on a Kindle, please let me know how it looks and whether all the pictures are there. Thanks.

About BG

Beryl Gorbman is a writer and private investigator who divides her time between Seattle WA and Merida Yucatan Mexico. She has published two works of fiction, 2012: Deadly Awakening, and Madrugada. They are both available on Amazon and other outlets. Also at Amate Books, and Casa Catherwood in Merida. You can read about them in various articles on this site.
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