On Sunday, I spent most of my morning reformatting the ebook for The Long Walk. Then, I had to reformat the printed version, which is still being processed. The content is the same, but after I published my freebies, I realized I had to reformat the other ebooks on Amazon to make them compatible on various ereaders.
When I first designed my ebooks, I added too many graphics, around the headers and between chapters sections. I do like some of the dividers, but I am getting rid of all the fancy crap around the titles and scenes or sections. For Zona 5, I just used asterisks because withe death of my computer went all my graphics.
I don't know why I didn't bother to reformat the books before. I guess I was focused too much on getting the software for the cover redesigns.
I also made a decision to put Zona 5 on Amazon for $.99; it should be published later on today. The story is one of my favorites. I am only selling it as an ebook, but you can still get it and set the price on Smashwords.
Next week, I am also working hard to finish copy editing Not Your Abuelita's Folktales. I am only on page 30. I have 120 pages to go, but I should be able to focus a few hours a day. Then, I can plan my release party. At the rate I'm going, I think the party is happening mid-May. One thing at a time or else I'm going to overthink the venue.
Keep getting better, and don't get mad at yourself if things don't go perfectly the first few tries. #barrioblues
Dr. Jesú Estrada,