Friday, 28 December 2012

New Year's Resolutions ...

... or can we call them broken promises ... to ourselves?

How many times have you decided not to make any New Year resolutions, because you did not expect to keep them?

I, for one, endless times. The few time I did make some measly resolutions, they always stayed in my head. They were forgotten before the end of January. This time, however, I am dead set on keeping them. (Hear me stomping?) I reckon that if I put my resolutions on paper, I will have something to push me along. Agree? I just wish someone would prod me, from time to time, and ask if there are any check marks on my list.

Hope you had a decent 2012.
2013 just has to be better.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Book Section Dividers

Section dividers, in books, come in all forms. They can be multi-line breaks, asterisks ***, tildes ~ ...
At the moment, I prefer images. A lot of indie authors go through the formatting process on their own, and by the time they learn how to adjust their file and upload it in one of the required formats, I am certain they forget about section dividers.

I am also sure that more than one indie author has come across the problem of wanting a section divider and in the end decides to make do with asterisks, not knowing how to easily come by some interesting images (if the genre of book warrants them).
I decided to post a few dividers and you are welcome to use them. (It is best to download the images and not link to them.)
In case you are not comfortable using CSS in your formatting, and have qualms regarding how to add extra space above and below your surrounding text ...

... you may want to use an image with extra invisible space around it. The size concern is not too great. If you look at the properties of the two images directly above, one is 3.11 KB while the other is 3.12 KB. This way you easily separate your two text sections and do not have to additionally format these breaks.
All the images have the .PNG extension and have invisible backgrounds.

(Note: The Kindle supports PNG images, but not their transparency. The transparent background is displayed as white. Be careful with that. Perhaps this has been fixed in new devices.)

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Perses Touch

Yes, this is the name of my novel.  In case you're wondering, Perses is the Titan god of destruction.
The Perses Touch is available on all Amazon sites in e-book format:
as well as through Amazon Canada, Germany, FranceItaly, Spain, Brazil and Japan.

Amazon e-books are designed to be read on a Kindle, but can be viewed on other devices, including your computer, Smartphone or tablet, by downloading free reading apps at Amazon.

Kindle e-book The Perses Touch