Book one in the "Cartoons That Will ... etc ..." series is now offered by 15 sellers. Amazon is far and away the top seller but it never hurts to have more.
There is a cool little app I use to show me what is on my iPad screen on my desktop monitor. Reflector.
Cover is done. Kindle's specs for a cover these days are: "Kindle books must have a marketing cover image provided for use on the website detail page. The preferred format for the marketing cover is an image of 2560 pixels on the longest side and 1600 pixels on the shortest side with 350 dpi to ensure image clarity on Kindle HDX devices. The image file size should be 5MB or smaller."
5 MBs?! Are you serious? Well since they automatically put me in the 35% royalty rate due to the size of my ebooks with all their image files I guess file size is no longer a big concern. But then why did they charge us a delivery fee for file sizes in the first place? We know why.
Working on the e-book in e-arnest. I get live previews using Reflector of my iPad's screen in different pad models. I use iTunes Book Proofer to edit in real time and get updated views. I also use iExplorer to actually get inside my ipad and move files in and out. It's coo.
As a condition of George's print book deal they, Car Tech, are now demanding we kill the How To Draw Cartoon Cars e-book, back tracking on their offer to let it continue if we raise the price. They would end the project altogether for the sake of legal wanting it all regardless of how much money they could make.
Well, I am not so heartless as to let them treat George so poorly so I will end the e-book (date to be determined). Get 'em now while you can!
Want to create your own e-book? Well now it's easier thanks to a new tool from Kindle. Kid's books, comics; you can do it with the help of Kindle's free software. Here's a review by the king of fixed layout Kindle books, R Scot Johns on this new version. There are some limitations but if you're OK with those you too can be an independent e-publisher just like me! Check out Scot's blog for his in depth (as always) assessment of the Kindle Comics Creator software.
Both ebooks are in the top 40 for Humor on Kindle! Maybe folks at the beach are looking for some light reading. Check out all the titles at http://www.fun-e-bookspublishing.com/index.html
I beat out about 50 Garfield ebooks to get to no. 38 on Kindle's top 100 list!
Here's a flat color version of the next ebook cover. I'll do some finish work on the color in Corel Painter but this is pretty close to the finish. Images are all prepped and now to layout in InDesign and then export to EPUB. Then CSS codework to tweak the ebook in Oxygen Author. There's a lot do to make an ebook!
The official blog for Fun-E-Books Publishing.com.