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Understanding e-Book File Formats

One of the first things that confronts a writer wishing to e-publish their work is the confusing array of file formats and meta-data and the seeming lack of any standardization. In this article I will explore what an e-book really is, information regarding the different formats, tools to convert between formats, and how minor changes made as you write will make things much easier when you are ready to publish. read more

New Logo and Site Update

WritelyDone is updating some of its branding, inluding the logo and site design. The new logo   was designed by Miranda Myrhre and is a much stronger mark. The “Bringing readers and writers together” tag line is not changing, nor is the basic functionality of the site. read more

A new experience: Reading a book made of paper

Two things happened a couple of months ago related to one of my favorite book series, George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire.” HBO’s excellent rendition of book one, “A Game of Thrones” finished it’s first season, and the long awaited fifth book, “A Dance With Dragons” was released. Since I had the Kindle version of it on pre-order, it appeared on my Kindle one day as if by magic. I was very excited to start reading right away, but I couldn’t remember what was going at that point in the series. It took so long for the fifth book to be written, I had completely forgotten the thousands of pages I had previously read. I decided to read books 2-4 again. read more