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patriciasbishop

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Help me please with uploading my book
Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:37 PM
 
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Hi and thank you for reading this and for you help

I am trying to upload my book I did it as a doc and it wouldn't accept it so I did it as an html zip file and I am still getting a new message that says

Attention
A conversion error occurred. Please try again after sometime

I would really like to be able to post my books I have a few but for the life of me I can't get past the trying to upload.

Thank you again for all the help

notjohn

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Re: Help me please with uploading my book
Posted: Apr 15, 2012 2:46 PM   in response to: patriciasbishop in response to: patriciasbishop
 
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For $100 or $200 you can hire it done.
patriciasbishop

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Re: Help me please with uploading my book
Posted: Apr 15, 2012 3:38 PM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
 
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Thank you but I figured it out and really 1 to 2 hundred to have it done is very high
shaddamax

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Re: Help me please with uploading my book
Posted: Apr 15, 2012 4:17 PM   in response to: patriciasbishop in response to: patriciasbishop
 
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Have you previewed your book? This is step 6 in the publishing process, and it does not appear until AFTER your book has successfully converted.

If you have not done so, I hope you will do it before you hit the "Publish" button. Just because the file successfully converted does not mean it looks the way you expect it to. Formatting for KDP can be a frustrating, buggy process. $100 - $200 for a well formatted file is well worth it. New KDP authors lose more sales due to bad formatting than for any other reason, IMO. When "Look Inside" appears, and people can check out your book before they buy, what are they going to see?
mrlasers

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Re: Help me please with uploading my book
Posted: Apr 15, 2012 4:28 PM   in response to: patriciasbishop in response to: patriciasbishop
 
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For a simple novel $200 is definitely on the high end, for sure, though it's certainly not unreasonable. It's too much to pay for many of the "professionals" who do a mediocre, or worse, job pushing buttons in Calibre or something, of course, but for a real professional formatting job, with adequate testing across various reader platforms, $100-200 actually quite a nice deal for the client.

This is of course referring to a full and proper conversion of the entire book. Charging $100-200 just to fix this one error would obviously be quite high.

If you'd like, I'd be happy to take a look at your HTML. I doubt it'd be anything major to correct and get uploading properly.

Let me know: mrlasers@mrlasers.com.

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peterspenser

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Re: Help me please with uploading my book
Posted: Apr 15, 2012 5:24 PM   in response to: patriciasbishop in response to: patriciasbishop
 
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Edited by: peterspenser on Jun 22, 2013 2:59 PM
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Re: Help me please with uploading my book
Posted: Apr 15, 2012 6:25 PM   in response to: peterspenser in response to: peterspenser
 
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I did get it to work and now have 6 books set up and waiting to go live. Thank you all for your help
patriciasbishop

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Re: Help me please with uploading my book
Posted: Apr 15, 2012 7:37 PM   in response to: patriciasbishop in response to: patriciasbishop
 
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Thank you all but I think I figured out how to do this now.
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