Snow Queen Preview
Random.org has picked two winners from last week’s contest. After counting up all the commenters on LJ, DW, and the main blog…
epeeblade wins a copy of Goblin Quest [Amazon | B&N | Mysterious Galaxy] for suggesting Goblins vs. Klingons.
Jennifer wins a copy of Stepsister Scheme [Amazon | B&N | Mysterious Galaxy]. She suggested Goblins vs. Digi (who I believe is the little LEGO-Spaceman-looking guy here).
I loved this contest. People came up with some wonderfully fun suggestions, and if you haven’t read them, you could do far worse than to click over and see who the goblins should face in their next adventure.
I’ve posted the first chapter of The Snow Queen’s Shadow [Amazon | B&N | Mysterious Galaxy] in PDF format here. Go forth and sample, if you wish.
I’m planning to get an epub version posted in the next day or so as well. I’m using this as practice for doing my own e-book conversion. PDF is a pretty universal format, but I figured some readers would prefer epub.
And … that’s all I’ve got for today. Enjoy!
February 9, 2011 @ 9:54 am
What are you using for the epub conversion? I have played around with Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/) for doing some conversions and found it pretty good. It also allows you to customize for some of the quirky format issues (i.e., covers on the nook) and I believe it does kindle format.
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February 9, 2011 @ 7:12 pm
Bill – I’ve been using Sigil, which was recommended on an SF/F author group I’m on. So far, it seems to be working, but we’ll see what happens when people actually start trying to download it. (Hoping to get the epub sample chapter posted tomorrow.)
I’ll keep Calibre in mind as a backup – thanks!