The Frustrations of Publishing on Kindle's E-Reader Platform
I know, Betty. Me too.
Kindle is a wonderful way to get your book out there to the public. It is far less costly than traditional POD publishing. I spent literally thousands of dollars publishing a previous work with Outskirts press and by no means did I ever recoup the investment. It was heartbreaking, and it prevented me from even writing again for a long time.
Although I am now writing again, I am also focusing on making the projects of Team Netherworld as a whole publication-ready. Most recently, I have been helping edit and format Lil DeVille's "Carnal Invasion" series for Naughty Netherworld Publications.
The Kindle Publisher is a helpful tool. It is not an infallible tool. I had a lot of frustration with it while formatting Lil's most recent book for publication.
My main frustration was an inability to get the damn thing to create a working table of contents.
I gave up and published the initial version with a non-working table of contents. It is a short book, as is in keeping for much of Kindle Erotica, so this wasn't a big problem.
Then there was the problem with getting the cover to publish. The cover creator is a wonderfully simple tool. By the way, I find free-use images over on Pixabay. It's still the right thing to do to credit the image's creator, but many of the images don't require this. In any case, I had my image, and the cover creator presented its options, and I chose one. Simple enough, but it didn't take.
I've fixed the problem with the cover. Now I have to go in and re-upload the text part of the book, which should now have a working table of contents.
It's supposed to be simple. Sometimes it is.
Even when it's not, this is the work that I love. I hope that one day I'll be able to be paid for it.
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