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Eat at Half Price!

A Phileas McNeil Compilation

The Inimitable Phileas McNeil, as visualized by TransPopTech artist Xiao Arcturo Yamaburo-kan IV.
Media: chemically enhanced mental projection with xenon-treated photographic plate

Or rather, The Unorthodox Eater is at half price…

I’ve reduced the price on my e-book short story collection about Phileas McNeil, the interstellar gourmand who tasked himself with eating one of everything there is to be eaten, and a few things that shouldn’t be.

It is the lowest price it will be at on Kobo, as its the lowest price it ever can be on Kobo: $0.99 Cdn. Unfortunately, I do not know how many quatloos that is. Just as well, as I’m not so sure Kobo accepts quatloos anyway.

For those not familiar with Kobo, its a worldwide thing, although your country may carry Kobo books under different service name, such as Dealtime.co.uk in the UK, and uh, I can’t remember the Australian one, but if you do a search for “McCulloch Weed Wacker” on au.shopping.com you’ll find it. 🙂  Kobo books can be read with on desktop systems and a variety of handheld devices including iOS and Android.

If you’re in the mood for some light-hearted, potentially weird, even shocking, and perhaps thought provoking reading material, please give it a whirl.  And if you do, then please accept my thanks in advance, and I hope you enjoy reading it.

May the ink in your well never dry!

Ken McCulloch (GRNDL)

PS: Reviews always welcome, good, bad and indifferent!

The Unorthodox Eater Unleashed!

The weirdest error message I received while using the Kobo system.

The journey I started a little over two weeks ago has reached its first milestone. With a bit of help from Kobo and a lot of patience on my end, my self-published eBook “The Unorthodox Eater” is now available from Kobo books. I won’t deny that it filled me with a lot more excitement than I thought it would, even though I don’t expect to make more than CAD $10 on it. It has been a valuable experience and feel more confident with larger projects.

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What I have learned about ePubs

Still struggling with the first part…

 

After mucking about with InDesign for a few weeks trying to get my eBook thing going, I spent many a frustrating hour figuring out the whole process.

This and This video were key to my understanding the whole thing. They cover pretty much the whole process and every weird bit you’ll run into.

Here I’ll try to offer some helpful tips that came to mind as I got my feet wet in the whole self-publishing ocean and the bit where I stepped off the beach-shelf and got dragged to the murky depths.

Please keep in mind that the following tips relate to InDesign, but your own DTP program might suffer similar issues (or similar delusions of grandeur, as it were)

 

  • Don’t bother with Master Pages, headers/footnotes, page numbers, or many other fancy things outside of what you can pull off in a Character or Paragraph style.  The HTML style format and the fact that an ePub can resize a page means that these things get stripped away, no matter how good they look.  Save all this for the PDFs or other formats.

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