In this age of eBooks when anybody with a computer, a text, and a bit of gumption can self-publish, there’s a pretty wide range of quality formatting. It doesn’t help much that most of us are kind of feeling it out ourselves, and there are multiple devices/formats that don’t play well with each other.
I’ve read self-published eBooks that looked great. I’ve read some published by big house publishers that had serious flaws and glitches.
While it’s easy to put out an eBook, it is NOT easy to make it look good.
And it’s vitally important to us at Timid Pirate that our new eBook launches look good.
This ambition sometimes runs up against hard wall. Like now.
We’re a shoe-string operation. Less than a handful of people, all of which work other jobs (some, more than 40hrs a week already), do all of the work here. That includes web work, editing, formatting, keeping up with communication with authors, promotion…you get the idea.
What this means to you as a reader is that sometimes deadlines and launches, set with the best of intention, plenty of lead-time, and considered forethought, come up and we’re faced with a dilemma: Rush and put out a product we’re not happy with, or take the time to do it right. Timid Pirate would rather do it right. Or at least as right as we can make it. Because it’s important for us to give you the best reading experience possible. You deserve it. Our authors deserve it. And their stories deserve it.
So, for everyone eagerly chomping at the bit for the Cobalt City Double Feature, we apologize for the delay. There are a few display inconsistencies with our book conversion, and we’re doing our best to sort it out. Rest assured, we’re working to get it out very soon.
And we’re confident you’re going to enjoy it.
Thanks for your patience!