Slog, Slog, Slog

I am kinda kicking myself for not doing all of this reformatting weeks ago when I knew I’d be pulling the Hidden Empire, Olympic Cove, and Two Thrones books out of KU. But I had assumed that formatting a book with Vellum would be a matter of uploading the .docx file, going in and cleaning up any goofy pages, adding the Vellum-sized cover and appropriate links for a given ebook platform, and I would be done. Maybe an hour of work per book at the most.

I did not know that for whatever reason Vellum would hork on how Word formats the occasional italicization here and there and apply italics to the entire damn paragraph. Which means I have to upload a book’s .docx file, then start going through it and scanning for any out of place italics.

And you know that while I’m doing that I’m also keeping an eye out for spelling/grammar/punctuation goofs (because no matter how many eyes were on a given book there is always a handful of mistakes that got through the editing process) and fixing those. All of which takes way more time than a single hour.

No, I cannot hire someone to do this for me. That would be lovely but Nic doesn’t have that kind of cash. So I have a most joyous week ahead of me, tra la.

About Nicola Cameron

Nicola Cameron has had some interesting adventures in her life -- ask her sometime about dressing up as Tietania, Queen of the Bondage Fairies. When not writing, she wrangles cats, makes dolls of dubious and questionable identity, and thanks almighty Cthulhu that she doesn’t have to work for a major telecommunications company any more (because there’s BDSM, and then there’s just plain torture...).

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