As the demand grows so of course does the demand to supply reading matter to view on them. Amazon have invested a huge amount of money developing their Kindle readers and now are encouraging all us hopeful authors to self publish our masterpieces into e-book versions by making it really easy to publish our works with them. Apple too are encouraging this. At first it sounds really straightforward.. just press a button, upload your manuscript in word format and then magically it’s turned into an e-book ready for millions of eager readers to buy.
I have been talking to various publishers in Cyprus over the last year with a view to getting “Androula’s Kitchen” published in print. There is a lot of enthusiasm for the book but the money to publish it has been a little less free flowing. Communications are still open but it’s a slow process.
A lot of thought and effort has gone into how my book will look, how the text lies with the photos, but unless you are uploading with Apple ,which allows a fixed format, the format has to be dynamic allowing for the text and images to be fluid to adapt to the varying devices used to read it. I decided that the potential readers of “Androula’s Kitchen” would not benefit from a dynamic format and I would rather go for the fixed format to give them the full experience so my options for self publishing in e-book format are limited. However, the situation is changing very rapidly and by the time I have had AK professionally tweaked and looked over and I’m ready to publish there will probably be even more options available to the self publisher.
So I’m keeping my eyes peeled…watch this space the digital revolution is here.