Yaldā Advent Calendar 2012 – Day 4 – Half Price Bundle

The Shadow Third Cover 250

Iroman-letters_11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s gift is a bundle of all three so-far written volumes of “The Year of the Dragon” – at HALF PRICE of just $6!

You can get them for a week from my shop over on Gumroad, following these links:

ePub Bundle: http://gum.co/tqkP

mobi Bundle: http://gum.co/sIny

This offer expires next Tuesday.

Don’t forget you can still get the first book, “The Shadow of Black Wings”, is still available for free on KOBO.

Formatting an eBook in 10 easy steps – part 2


Welcome to the second part of my Book Formatting Tutorial. The first part (steps 1-5) can be found here

Things get a little complicated from now on. Note that this is not the only, or even the best, way to make an e-book. There are simpler methods, detailed on countless other websites; there is software that almost fully automates the process. Some providers even do all the converting for you. But the instructions given below, I believe, will allow you a greater degree of flexibility and give a certain “je ne sais quoi” quality to your e-book which (so I’m told) makes it stand out from the rest.

Continue reading Formatting an eBook in 10 easy steps – part 2

Formatting an eBook in 10 easy steps – part 1

kindle_small

A certain well-known self-published  author had recently requested me to present a brief tutorial on how I format my e-books.

This tutorial assumes a minimal knowledge of html, but I will try to go through the use of CSS without going in depth into what it is and what it can do. Now, I’m not the best of teachers and I don’t plan to go through everything you can do with ebooks; there’s just too many options. The below is simply a step-by-step description of what I do with my novels. Use it as basis for your own explorations, or take it straight.

Continue reading Formatting an eBook in 10 easy steps – part 1

“shadow of the black wings pdf epub”


EDIT: This data is out of date. For the moment, The Shadow of Black Wings is available ONLY on Amazon. Here’s the good news though: it’s DRM-free, so you can buy it and convert to epub or pdf with software like Calibre, and read it on any non-Kindle device.

(if you’re unable to buy books off Amazon because of where you live, let me know)

Quick note: I see some of you are reaching this blog searching for free copies of The Shadow of Black Wings (unless I’m grossly mistaken as to what search terms: “shadow of the black wings pdf epub” mean ;)) I’m flattered by the attention, so here’s the deal: if you come from a country which has no way to purchase a copy of my book (Philippines? Taiwan?) – let me know, and we can make a deal of some sort. If you have access to Kobo Books (and why not? Kobo apps are available on all smartphones) – the book is FREE for a couple more days, so you can try getting it from there.

So there, that should sort most of you out. If you still are bent on getting a pirated copy instead of the real deal, well, I guess I can’t stop you :) Just make sure to let others know if you liked it.