Welcome to the Darkside...

...join me, Akasha Savage, as I brave the deepest dungeons and scale the misty mountains to achieve my dream: to see my novel Bathory in print. I will take you by the hand and keep you beside me as I cross this uncharted territory...

...let us step into the moonlit darkness together...

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

For the last couple of weeks I have been slogging my little guts out trying to get my collection of short stories ready for kindle consumption. I am not finding it easy; I am a writer...not an IT expert!
The first bit was plain sailing: I chose the stories - eleven in all - that I wanted in my anthology; they were all stories I'd written over the past five or six years and just needed a quick spit and polish. I printed out a couple of copies and gave them to 'willing' friends and family members to proof read.
So far so good.I even came up with a title that I was happy with: CALLING 666~Tales of Dark Horror and the Supernatural.
Then came the hard part.
I had saved my MS as a word document, but before I could upload it to the kindle publishing site I had to convert it into a HTML.
HTML? What the devil was that? (Although 'devil' wasn't actually the word I used!) One quick phone call to my sister (she's a graphic designer for James Villa Holidays and does all their digital layouts etc) and I sort of knew!!! She told me how to save my document in the correct way...and I think I've done it...
Okay. Cracked it? No. Now there was the book cover to contend with.
It has to be so many pixels this and so many pixels that. Humph! Another call to sis.
I think I know what I have to do....

I'll keep you updated - just don't hold your breath while you're waiting!


  1. Natasha Fondren does Kindle set up for folks if you're interested. I don't know what her fees are but her link is: http://www.natashafondren.com/writing/writing-craft/

  2. Wow what a project! Good Luck and my very best wishes to you.

  3. Thanks to you both...and I've actually done it!!! :D