Good lord, I have been at this Kindle formatting project all weekend and I am not even halfway done.
In order to ensure that the electronic version of the manuscript looks good in all the various e-reading devices, I "nuked" the manuscript to strip it of all its formatting. "Nuking" means to highlight your entire doc -- in my case 560 pages -- copy and paste it into Word Notepad, close WORD, then re-open WORD and then copy and paste from Notepad back into a Word doc and, PRESTO CHANGO! An entire manuscript without a trace of formatting!!
The tedious and laborious side of this is that you have to go back into the manuscript and re-bold & italicize everything.
It turns out that I am the queen of the italics, gang. Well, I knew this already because this is not the first manuscript I've re-formatted for electronic publishing, however it is the longest one I've re-formatted. The darn book goes on forever and there are italics on practically every page!! (Perhaps I exaggerate, but not by much...)
Meanwhile the new cover art for the Kindle edition is complete! Yay!! I regale you with it here. (Thanks, Valerie!!)
About Marilyn Jaye
Causes Marilyn Jaye Lewis Supports
The Film Council of Greater Columbus, Columbus, OH
The Adrienne Shelley Foundation, NY, NY
Paralyzed Veterans of America, Washington, DC...