Tuesday 3 April 2018

If at first you don't succeed.

Just spent all morning uploading my children's book to Amazon and I have to say what an exhausting job it is, mostly due to my incompetence with computer technology.

The finished result is sadly not as perfect as I would have liked, I had two cover designs and for some bizarre reason it wouldn't recognise the best one and I had to design the Kindle version which was also not as good as I wanted. Something else which escapes me now, took ages to find and get uploaded as it wanted a jpeg, which as far as I knew I was attempting to upload. It felt like the entire process took days, but in fact was only a matter of hours, far too many admittedly, but only hours.

At least I have the consolation that after many hours of sheer frustration at least I was happy with the content of the book, a moderately amusing tale for both children and the grown ups who may read it to them.

In the end I succeeded, although the thought crossed my mind, when other professions, like the fire brigade, the police or the army are faced with severe adversity, they end up with a medal, what do I get but a children's short story for sale far too cheaply on Amazon.

When it has gone through the processes which Amazon put it through before publication, I shall make known the details of the book and how to purchase it, for your edification and delight.

If I ever succeed as a writer, or indeed win the lottery, sadly probably the more likely of the two, I should employ the services of a personal assistant, one conversant with computer technology and give them a bloody medal.

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