So, while waiting for my retailer proof copies to review/edit/approve (the last step needed before we’re on Amazon with Eden), I decided to correct a terrible mistake.
You see, I began the next book in the “Eden Saga” on Microsoft Word a few months ago (just chapter 1). M$ Word = Tragedy. To correct this, I bought Pages for my iPad tonight and began a new Pages document on there to replace my already-failed M$ Word document. One of the main reasons I purchased the iPad was for plane-writing. So, this was a good preview of what that experience would be like. Ya know, it’s not half-bad! I certainly type a tad slower, but I could probably speed that up with a bluetooth keyboard.
So, I’m already ahead of the game by beginning in Pages. We already know the secret to converting it to ePub, so all we have to do is apply some chapter styles and we’re done! No more epic battles vs. Matt’s manuscripts.
We kinda have to wait on some of our marketing strategies to play out a little before going full-bore on that front… and it helps if the book is available in print and more e-formats (kindle, nook, etc) before we really throw down the gauntlet there. But, believe me – the gauntlet will be thrown! We have a few things in the works already, and we have a ton of great ideas. In the end, it may all be for naught, but that doesn’t mean I won’t fight like a cornered wolf for what I believe in. I’ve been here before, and I’m more stubborn/resilient than most…
Anyway, here’s what it looks like to create a book with the iPad: