Winter Kindling: The Conversion Begins

It’s been awhile since we converted any of our print titles into ebooks (two years, in fact), so we’re excited to announce that the log-jam has been broken! Huge thanks go to Kurt Graustein, who trawled many a forum to find ways to expedite our process — a process that insists on a functional table of contents, precise stanza breaks and long-line indents where possible (for poetry), and a logical start-point; all while keeping the text reflowable and legible on the oldest of e-ink Kindles. What used to take two days of unpacking, fixing, and repacking the XML & CSS generated from our InDesign print files now takes two to three hours. Thus the kindling begins!

From now until our backlist is fully converted, we’ll be releasing a pair of titles each Friday in the Kindle shops. Today’s titles are:

POETRY

first page of The Dreamers poem on a Kindle
Sample page of THE ROAD TO ISLA NEGRA on an e-ink Kindle, set for landscape-orientation reading (best for poetry)

The Road to Isla Negra — poetry by William O’Daly, with art by Galen Garwood.

  • $3.99 US
  • Click on your country to see it in your shop:  US / UK / DE / FR / ES / IT / NL / JP / BR / CA / MX / AU / IN
  • Text-to-speech and lending enabled.
  • Enrolled in the MatchBook and KindleUnlimited programs. (It may take a few days before the print and e- editions of The Road to Isla Negra are linked for the MatchBook program.)

FICTION

first page of a short story on the screen of a smartphone
Sample page of PREMEDITATIONS on an Android smartphone

Premeditations — flash fiction by Michelle Ristuccia

  • $2.99 US
  • Click on your country to see it in your shop: US / UK / DE / FR / ES / IT / NL / JP / BR / CA / MX / AU / IN
  • Text-to-speech and lending enabled.
  • Enrolled in the MatchBook and KindleUnlimited programs. (It may take a few days before the print and e- editions of The Road to Isla Negra are linked for the MatchBook program.)

If you do download a copy of either of these titles, please let us know how it worked for you in the comments below or tweet us with a photo of it on your device @foldedword #WinterKindling.

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