Weekend Writing Warriors 13 October 2019 (ER, FA, LGBT, SF)

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Weekend Writing Warriors
At that moment, a very tall man with long brown hair, a neat beard and mustache, iridescent green eyes and a glowing green jewel in the middle of his forehead strode casually into the room. With one long finger, he pressed a button with a large X engraved in the center. The room stopped shaking as the engines powered down. The man had an amused look on his face as he extended his hand to Leah.
“Welcome to Castle Necros,” he greeted. “I am your host, the Marquis Ciaran Kabral.”
“Leah La Sirene, witch queen of New Orleans,” Leah returned in a subdued voice. “I do humbly apologize for nearly launching your tower into space. I am not quite sure how it happened.”
~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~
This snippet is part of Team Netherworld's current WIP, Castle Necros, which is due for release on Kindle on Halloween 2019. Our hapless adventurers have found themselves in a foreboding dark tower which began making preparations for takeoff when they entered. Castle Ne…

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.
Gaaaaaahhhhh!!!!!!
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.
Onward.

Cie Cheesemeister
Head Buttmunch In Charge
Team Netherworld Creations



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