This crow needs pepper or sumpin’

swlogoOkay, so remember where I said I wouldn’t put The Proviso on SmashWords because it had special formatting and boo hoo hoo?

You know what? I’m a capitalist-pig whore* and I’m full of shit, too.

SmashWords partnered with Stanza and Stanza’s iPhone store, so naturally I got over my formatting/design hubris immediately and figured out a way to do all my special little touches with your bare-bones Word settings. So, yeah. Apple, bite me. Or rather, let me bite you. The Proviso is now available on your iPhone/iTouch at the Stanza store via SmashWords in EPUB, LRF, MOBI/PRC, PDB (the PalmDoc source file, not the eReader container), and PDF. You can read 30% of it free there, too.

*Yeah, I know it was redundant and probably went without saying anyway.

But, erm, be patient. Their servers are very popular at the moment.

Yay Stanza and a big THANKS! to Mark Coker and Bill Kendrick for going out of their way to help me.

5 thoughts on “This crow needs pepper or sumpin’

  • January 14, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Hmmm. Was I too cryptic?

    SmashWords is a self- e-book publishing outfit. They’ve arranged for their titles to be included in the catalog of titles available for download to the iPhone using the Stanza e-book reading application.

  • January 15, 2009 at 11:22 am

    I’d also recommend posting an excerpt on feedbooks, with a “you can buy the book here and here” as the last chapter. Be aware that like Smashwords, getting any complex formatting to look even okay takes some tweaking (it’s still a long way from what you can get with the OEB suite of tags and CSS).

  • January 15, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Thanks, Eugene. And there’s goes another of my misconceptions. I knew Feedbooks was a FREE reads site, but I didn’t know you could post excerpts and send people elsewhere. SmashWords really discourages that, but they also have a mechanism in place whereby people can read samples, so it’s not an issue.

    (still a long ways from what you can get with the OEB suite of tags and CSS)


    Mark and Bill and I all tried to crunch my HTML source file and the Meatgrinder was not a happy camper.


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