The short story I am planning to self-publish, Foul is Fair, is with the beta readers and I have started looking at exactly how to go about this self-publishing thing.
There is a wealth of info available on the net. A bit too much, if I’m honest, so my first stop was Smashwords which I know about from writer friends Pippa Jay and Gayle Ramage who have both published stories on there and also Ilona Andrews (who you all know I am a huge fan of) have been known to publish a couple of books and shorts which haven’t gone through their main publishing house.
Smashword directs you to their very own Style Guide which is free to download and is so far (I am currently 58% through) idiot proof. Everything is done from Word and you need to make sure every indent and paragraph and chapter title is formatted correctly otherwise you could end up with a host of blank pages in the middle of your book!
We have all seen the dodgy looking ebooks – and not just from the indie sector either, and I am determined that mine will not be joining their ugly ranks. So I need to stop pontificating on here and crack on with formatting. Thankfully I am learning on a short story of 2,500 words rather than a full length novel.