Monday, July 25, 2011

Conf 675 - Getting Away

Spent nearly all weekend at the computer reformatting the rewritten version of How To Publish An Ebook On A Budget - An Author's Guide for kindle and paperback.

Kindle Direct Publishing have several ebook creators now but they really didn't help at all. Mobipocket doesn't work on Macs.  KindleGen's download instructions are impenetrable.  There are lots of complaints on the forums from Mac users, all graphic designers use Macs, baffled at the amount of geekiness of the floppy disc kind needed to get this thing working. Anyway, after too much time spent at the screen, not to mention my whole website going down due to hackers and having to be rebuilt, am now determined to get the real world back into my life again.

A good, sunny Monday Morning sort of new exercise regime start,  I went for a power walk in Kensington Gardens. Took myself to the wildest part and pretended I wasn't in London.

Stopped off at the Round Pond.


& Serpentine.




Then it all went a bit London. Stumbled upon a black garden




and an amazing mirror maze made of cardboard. No photos allowed. Was all the better for the stumbling upon nature of it, rather than hearing about it somewhere first. His name's Pistoletto & he's giving a talk on 2  Sept. Going back for tickets tomorrow.

Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Conf 674 - An Interview

Very proud to be featuring today on David Wisehart's Kindle Author blog.

Sorry, have actually been out and about in this absence, sneaking off for a day at Wimbledon



& visiting universities with daughter.  I'm thinking of writing a sequel to Harold & Maude about a woman who never went to university who just goes on endless Open Day visits. They're great! you get lectures, food, freebies... and loving the train rides to the North of England.

Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.