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The New Blurb Ebooks
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I was delighted with my first attempt at converting to an Ibook, I read that the font needed to be changed and spent hours and hours converting it, (tho booksmart actually made this quite difficult, inserting lines and spaces where there shouldn’t be any) The pictures and print were beautiful and clear, HOWEVER the Iaook has font marks on the pictures which apparently can’t be eradicated until you get the optimise tool and there seems to be no idea when this will be available, tho I was originally told it would be June, and marketed my book as being availalbe then! And NOW, just when I reconcile myself to the fact that although it is slightly substandard I will go ahead and sell it anyway, I find I suddenly get download failures. This could be a very good option, although for customers I think it needs to be made much clearer that it will only work on IPads (I doubt it would work well on an IPhone either) as many customers will probably not realise UNTIL AFTER they download to their Kindles, Nooks or whatever, and will blame the author. So I really hope Blurb will get this sorted out quickly as my book is time sensitive and this idea has wonderful potential. But, I do have to say a thank you tio Blurb as without them I would probably not ever have self-published. It may not seem like I,have sold many books but 48 iant a bad start. The Ibook option would, I think, boost sales considerably, but PLEASE get it working again quickly! I NEED it!

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Jul 3, 2012 4:32am PDT
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Ebook titles and metadata with a custom cover
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Erm, what is meta data please? I have just comverted to I books, and I have no idea what you mean, and which fields I use. It does show up on Blurb with a title, and tho there is a glitch at the moment and I cant download, the practise version downloaded with a title on the book. Could you have a look for me if you have the time please? My books are called Hopes, Dreams & Medals, and Fire and Ice, and my author name is Loretta Livingstone. I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

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Jul 3, 2012 4:01am PDT
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