Wednesday, April 06, 2011

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH KINDLE

I have been thinking about publishing my Beaumont Brides trilogy on Kindle ever since I realized it was possible.

The books were published in the UK and had a limited retail presence in the US and Australia.  They were, I think, translated into Russian and one or two other languages, but have been out of print for a fair while.

I did publish them as a free reads serial on The Beaumont Brides blog a couple of years ago.  

Finally, when I finished the first draft of my Italian book, I took the bull by the horns, so to speak, re-edited (I was working off my finished mss rather than what eventually made it to print) and was ready to go.

No.  Not ready to go.  I needed cover art.

Actually, that was the fun bit - finding the artwork.  The best beloved then did his magic adding titles and author name, at which point I hit a brick wall. 

The instructions for uploading the mss to Amazon suggested it was simple but my version looked a mess. 

Enter the lovely Jenni, who did the technical stuff for me and voila - a week later all three books are now available to download via Kindle (or your PC if you don't have an eReader).

When I have recovered from the trauma, I will attack the other eBook platforms.  Meanwhile, if you like to try before you buy, the first chapters of all three books are available here

7 comments:

Sally Clements said...

Well done, Liz! I had a go in Feb with a collection of short stories, its great, isn't it? I hope you've also done smashwords, which means its available for all other platforms. Catherine Howard says how to do it on her blog, Catherine Caffeinated.

Liz Fielding said...

I'll definitely have a go at Smashwords, Sally. Thanks for telling me about Catherine Howard.

Lacey Devlin said...

The covers look great =)

Liz Fielding said...

I'll tell the best-beloved, Lacey. He loves doing this stuff for me.

Donna Alward said...

Hooray Liz!

Liz Fielding said...

Thanks, Donna! It's been on my "to-do" list for so long. Great to get it done.

Nas Dean said...

Congratulations Liz, on getting onto the Kindle! The cover looks great!