Last fall when I published my debut novel, In the Best Interest of the Child, I had tons of folks checking in with suggestions and helpful advice about everything… except e-book formatting.
To make a LONG story short, I did it wrong—block style with spaces between the paragraphs.
Stop judging me.
For months, no one said, “Why did you do that?”
But after reading countless blogs, websites and print books, I started thinking, “Maybe this isn’t right.”
So went out, got some help, reformatted and re-edited and uploaded a clean copy.
All’s right with the world!
Except it isn’t.
I deleted the book from my Kindle and downloaded another copy.
No new format.
I went to the Amazon page and used the ‘Look Inside’ feature.
No new format.
The screen blinked at me… and this situation just went paranormal because some of the new formatting was there.
I know something changed because the page count went from 310 to 239.
But wait—I’m not done. It gets better.
I did the same thing with Free, a Novella, only the page count went from 153 to 324. Um… it’s 36K in length.
Then I made the biggest mistake to date—I called Amazon.
Burt sounded like Jake from State Farm… and like he wished he was at State Farm. And was no help.
What am I doing wrong?
I can’t ignore my books and I can’t concentrate on anything else until I get this corrected.
Any and all suggestions are MUCH appreciated and I’d probably lose this facial twitch… and get up off the floor… and out of the fetal position.