I know James Cassaday through his stepdaughter Cindy Lawson, (mistyhorizon2003 on HubPages and Wizzley). Cindy is the go between. We had been corresponding for some time on the best way to convert Cassaday's books into downloadable ebooks. I had written everything I knew about the process in our email. If I put all the information together, it would be an eBook in itself. In some of those emails, I think I was a little too informative.
A short time had past since the last email. I was not sure which direction it was going, until Cindy wrote back that James wanted me to convert his books into formatted versions to upload to Smashwords and Amazon Kindle. (Update, he is no longer on Smashwords)
This is the second book I had worked on. The first book was Bailiwick Gold. At this point, I have work on two of his books with the third one to follow.
Smashwords has a converting process that they call the 'Meat Grinder'. If the written material is not formatted properly according to their guidelines before uploading, it can turn the material to ground beef and not readable in every format.
Books formats available on Smashwords
Available in these formats:
• Online Reading (HTML)
• Kindle (.mobi)
• Epub (open industry format, good for Stanza reader, others)
• PDF (good for highly formatted books, or for home printing)
• RTF (readable on most word processors)
• LRF (for Sony Reader)
• Palm Doc (PDB) (for Palm reading devices)
• Plain Text (download)
I am retired from Smashwords, but may work on an eBook upon request. Please allow some time for me to catch up with the process.
Amazon Kindle eBook
Amazon Kindle has a different process to go through then Smashwords. I can convert your ebook into the proper format so it will look right for Kindle and a satisfied customer. (Provided the content is good. That is your part as writer.)
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for help getting your material into shape for processing at Amazon Kindle. Converting process for Smashwords is put on hold. However, there are many great eBooks to purchase. You can find this under my affiliate link here!
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