Is Tottenham a little village? Some one involved in the literature festival was a friend of a friend of mine, an ex-colleague of another friend and the colleague of another, although none of us knew about these connections until yesterday. [Link to the festival’s page]
Tina is very opinionated and she likes writing. The result is a great conversationalist and an excellent writer.
She has written so much and so well, that she is now a paid columnist as a result, and she has already written inspirational , enraging, well-researched, enlightening and always interesting, reasonable pieces that makes one think.
More than a how-to, this is how I did it, in small scale, without big corporations, or at least doing it at minimum cost, paying some one else to do things I absolutely could not do myself.
I have now converted my book to electronic format.
Some say pdf is the ‘de facto’ format for electronic publication. It can be used for computers on all platforms.
However for other devices like mobile phones or tablets, it seems the EPUB format is better or more useful. I read a few manuals and ‘how to’s but somehow they all turned up to be over complicated, so here is a more simple how to convert to epub.
I fist learned about the Freedom bookshop being firebombed via email. They had heard it either from twitter or facebook. Funny how these things spread so quick these days. People were already complaining that USA outlets were informing about it while there was no coverage at all in UK press, see: Washington Post, International Times, Huffington Post.
Now the task is to make it into an ebook using either Ubuntu or Linux Mint.
Some of it is readable, thought:
I will continue to update that (or another blog with a more appropriate title) with one or a few more characters.
I wanted my book to look like proper, published book. Some published books have the title of the chapter on each page, and I find this quite useful.
It was rewarding but a royal pain to attain this with OpenOffice, then LibreOffice. I am not sure I will [even try to] achieve that for my next book (yes, there is another one), but here are some of the steps I followed.