My First (well second) creation on the Kindle

So this is my first non 360|Conferences bit of content on the Kindle.

The 360|Flex Session Description guide was put up as a test of our ability to publish content, and how the whole process works.

‘The rEvolution’ is my first shot. It’s a short story I wrote a few years ago. Mainly just a rif on the old tale of Artificial Intelligence kicking our asses, and all that.

I woulda made it free, but Amazon isn’t down with that, so $.99 it is. If you do buy it and hate it, let me know, :) I’ll paypal you $.99

The Kindle platform is dope, I’m really excited by it. You can upload HTML, or a PDF (the PDF formatting seems to suck). The HTML options are pretty limited, but then again it’s supposed to be a book, so you know, not a lot of fancy CSS options in your normal paperback.

The biggest downside is Microsoft Word. Well that kinda goes without saying I know, but “saving as HTML” is completely useless in Word, as many of us know. I almost tried it, just to see how it worked, but figured I’d just make myself angry, so I didn’t even try. One look at the HTML output of my story (which is just paraphraphs, no extra formatting, no font size changes, no color, special chars, etc) I was flabberghasted, no thank you. Clean up on aisle nine!

It wasn’t too painful to output RTF and then paste that into an HTML document in Dreamweaver. Then it was just a matter of replacing BR tags with closing P tags, and throwing in some lightweight CSS action. Viola!

I’m really looking forward to publishing folks’ content, I think the Kindle

So take a look, all criticism welcome, after all I wrote it about 3 years or so ago I think, so I’d love to know what folks think.

2 thoughts on “My First (well second) creation on the Kindle

  1. Scott Dunn

    So _that's_ why you're reading Elements of Style. Nice. I'd also recommend Writing Down the Bones.

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