What I have quickly discovered throughout these past few months is that e-publishing is hard work. There are a lot of different options, formats, methods, fonts, and other oddities that come into play when uploading a manuscript onto Amazon/ iTunes/ Android.
Many people assume that my generation, the “millenials”, are all inherently tech-savvy, born with the ability to read HTML code and create websites before we even learned to talk. However, I will be the first to admit that I am no Zuckerberg. Sadly, I will not drop out of an Ivy League university to invent the next Facebook, Microsoft, or Google. So when my publisher began to explain the intricacies of e-publishing to me over the phone, I knew I would have to google everything afterwards.
Now googling, I can do. I don’t want to brag or anything, but I am one excellent google-searcher. With a simple phrase, I stumbled upon numerous articles on e-publishing that “dumbed it down” for the rare, exotic non-tech savvy millenials like me. Although I still lack fluency in HTML, I can now confidently say that I understand how my manuscript is becoming an e-book (sort of).
I found this video called “Publish on Kindle Amazon Kindle Publishing Tutorial” that should more accurately be called “ePublishing for Dummies”. Which I then thought would make a great second book, only to discover that it’s already been published AND e-published
However, those of you who don’t want to read that 23556546743534 page book, check out the link below for a quick and fun tutorial on e-publishing that I found really helpful! (Whew, that was such a long sentence. My apologies.) Anyways, enjoy!