May 4th, 2011

al - y'know you wanna

Fic: MMOM11 Day3, Following Instincts, AIs8, Adam Lambert/Kris Allen, R

Title: MMOM11 – Day 03 – Following Instincts
Author: Beren
Fandom: American Idol s8
Pairing: Adam Lambert/Kris Allen
Rating: R
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction, the real people in it are used without their permission and I definitely don't own them or have any copyright to any part of any of them. I do not believe any of this happened, is likely to happen or should happen it is simply a story created around known facts about those involved.
Warnings: none
Summary: Adam is a little bit psychic and Kris Allen sets off his instincts from the moment they first meet so when Adam realises there's something wrong with Kris he has to help.
Author's Notes: I started writing this a while ago and had no idea where to go with it, MMOM seemed the perfect way to finish it off. Thank to Soph for the beta.
Word count: 2,369
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link: MMOM11 – Day 03 – Following Instincts
HP - Seeker

Procrastinating over lunch ...

... I was wandering through my WiP folders looking for snippets that might make good MMOM fics (as you can tell, no plan this year) and so far I've found three fics I had totally forgotten writing :).

That's why I always start fic files with my header, so I know I did in fact write the text if I can't remember that either (don't laugh - it's happened).

Only one of them works as a MMOM, but I shall go back to looking again when I do not have to do other stuff.

Anyone else write things and then totally forget about them?
Panik - geek

How to Make an eBook - My Way

I thought some people might be interested in the ins and outs of creating eBooks, and I had to document it for myself, so I decided to share.

First I would like to point out that other people use other techniques, this is how I do it and end up with something that looks good on Kindle and converts nicely to ePub without losing my mind. Please note that if you are doing something for Smashwords, they have their own formatting guide so this post is mostly irrelevant.

Also if HTML is not your thing you can just use the Word->Filtered HTML->Mobi technique that the Amazon's guide suggests. I just do it the way I have described below so I can get exactly what I want without all the additional crap Word puts in. The MobiCreator and Calibre sections are identical for both techniques, just ignore the html sections and use these instructions for saving the document.

Software you will need
  • Word or another text editor (anything with a decent spell check is good)
  • HTML editor if you are doing your own HTML(you can use anything from Notepad to Dreamweaver, but I use PSPad Editor which is free and quite friendly)
  • MobiPocket Creator (free from here)
  • Calibre eBook Management (free from here)
  • An image editing package (if you're doing your own cover)
  • ePubCheck – there are online alternatives if you are only making the odd book and don't want to have to set it up.

Example files
Sample_HTML.html (right click to download)
Sample ePub
Sample Mobi (.prc) file
(The cover used in these eBooks is just an random old image I picked out).

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