Publish and Be Entered To Win
Place an eBook or print book order during the month of November and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of three awesome prizes courtesy of BookBaby:
- 16GB 3rd generation iPad (with wi-fi)
- 7-inch Kindle Fire HD
- 7-inch new HD Nook
The heated climate of competition and proprietary formats has resulted in a sadly amusing side-effect, a kind of brand name mad-libs where every occurrence of the word "kindled" in Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace was replace with "nooked." According to Ars Technica:
The best explanation, we think, comes from a commenter on the blog, who says "This obviously wasn't done by Barnes & Noble, but by the publisher who submitted the book to Barnes & Noble. They created a Kindle version of this public domain book first, realized they used 'Kindle' somewhere in their submission, and did a quick find-and-replace to change 'Kindle' to 'Nook'-never once thinking it would affect the book's text rather than just whatever they put in the title page."Bad proofreader, bad!
You've finished your book and sent it to BookBaby for distribution. We've converted your file into an eBook. Now what? At this point, most authors are curious about when their eBooks will go live on the major digital retailers' sites. It's one of the most common questions we get asked.
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