What do we do when we “clean" your book?  We look for hidden codes that will make your book come out looking bad.  As one example, our programs and Crews look for broken paragraphs, so that our “automagic" programs can fix them.  They don’t catch them all, but they do catch between 60-80%.  This is why we strongly urge you to check your manuscript very carefully before you send it to us for conversion, so that hopefully, we don’t find any of these.

Then we look for “special paragraphs.”  These are things like song lyrics, or poems, or indented paragraphs that are meant to convey a diary entry, or a newspaper article, something like that.  A format you used to clue the reader that what they are now reading is different than the regular narrative flow.  When we find these, we mark them so we can format them correctly in the eBook.

We look for scene-breaks, so we can format those properly. 

What do we do when we “clean" your book?  We look for hidden codes that will make your book come out looking bad.  As one example, our programs and Crews look for broken paragraphs, so that our “automagic" programs can fix them.  They don’t catch them all, but they do catch between 60-80%.  This is why we strongly urge you to check your manuscript very carefully before you send it to us for conversion, so that hopefully, we don’t find any of these.

Then we look for “special paragraphs.”  These are things like song lyrics, or poems, or indented paragraphs that are meant to convey a diary entry, or a newspaper article, something like that.  A format you used to clue the reader that what they are now reading is different than the regular narrative flow.  When we find these, we mark them so we can format them correctly in the eBook.

We look for scene-breaks, so we can format those properly. 

Phone Call Alert! 

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Old Timey Switchboard Operator Cartoon

 

Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

 

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.