Well I thought I’d gotten the formatting right on the Saturday Story Prompts Collection : 2011.06 & 2013.06, but thanks to a review from Nickii I’ve realized I didn’t quite pull it off. (If you’re reading this Nickii, drop me an email and I’ll give you a free coupon for the next eBook in thanks! :D)
I followed the instructions that Smashwords provided in their Style Guide, but I must have overlooked something. As you can see by the example to the right the Meatgrinder (Smashword’s automatic format generator) seems to have gone a bit awry.
Thankfully I’ve been able to find a way to check most of the formats myself (links below)…
These are all the formats that don’t require other software for me to open:
- Online Reading (HTML, good for sampling in web browser) – ok
- PDF (good for reading on PC, or for home printing) – ok
- RTF (readable on most word processors) – What the heck went wrong here? Small Caps, small caps everywhere! :p
- Plain Text (download) (flexible, but lacks much formatting) – Ugly, but working
- Plain Text (view) (viewable as web page) – Ugly, but working
These are the formats where I had to download a program:
- Kindle (for PC) (.mobi) – ok
- Nook (for PC) (Epub) – ok
- Adobe Digital Editions (Epub) – ok?
- STDU Viewer for Palm Doc (PDB) – ok
- Sony Reader (Epub & LRF) – ok
- Kobo (Epub) – pending
- Stanza (Epub) – pending
These are the formats I am still looking for ways to check:
- Apple iBooks (Epub) – I don’t own any Apple products :p
- Aldiko (Epub) – My Android phone is too old and stupid to run this, apparently.
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