Just this week one of my e-book purchasers wrote to tell me
that he was unhappy with the formatting because he wanted to read it
on his iPhone. I had no idea what it would take to do that but
looked around and found
(link dead, sorry)
If I load a pdf into the desktop version of this, I can save it
back in "epub" format and that should improve the reading experience
It isn't perfect - the conversion doesn't seem to understand my chapter headings so it just treats them as more text. I'm sure I can fix that eventually but even without that it is a big improvement.
He also mentioned the U.S. centric formatting - I used "US Letter", which won't print well in Europe. I don't quite follow that: US Letter is smaller than A4 so why would that be a problem? Maybe I'm just not thinking that through.. wouldn't there just be a little extra white space??
Anyway, here's the thing: if you bought one of my e-books and want it in a different format, just let me know. I'll do everything I can to help you get something you can use on whatever device you are using.
If I have to send it to you in Microsoft Word, I'll even do that! Really: don't suffer with a format that doesn't work for you. Just tell me what you need.
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