06 March 2013

March Madness

Ahniin.  Greetings.  Wow!  It's been a month since I posted on either of my blogs.  Course, the reason for this is due to the nefarious trojans lurking around, patiently waiting for the unwary.  I took my computer to a professional for cleaning as I didn't have the required anti-static vacuum cleaner.

Beginning January 20 or thereabouts, I was checking out Lean Pub.  The company uses Markdown.  I've been getting my blog posts in book form.  I've wanted to do so since I first learned about it.  Unfortunately, I didn't have the patience to copy all my posts and set up for publishing.  Lean Pub will import your blog...a catch is it will only import whatever is in your reader.  If your blog is set up for short, that's what will post.  For the past month, I've been getting the book ready.  Along the way, I needed a cover.

About half the time during February was devoted to learning how to make a cover.  This turned out to be so much fun.  I played around with the program for a couple weeks.  Have to get another storage device for the images I "improved" and the maps I made.  Wowser, the files can get humongous.

The blog I put in book form was Niiganab as that is the more important one for me.  Having worked with the files for Lean Pub, I have several ideas that are percolating around.  It is real simple to learn.  The books I've been working on will still be published at Smashwords as Lean Pub is geared more towards the tech books that need constant updating, i.e. language, programming and whatnot.  There are some non-tech books, like NaNoWriMo books.  And this is the reason I chose to use Lean Pub for my blog.  When I want to update it, I can with relative ease.  For right now, my plans are to put non-fiction stuff there on Lean Pub and fiction on Smashwords.