Okay, so despite uploading amended books to Google, only one has actually updated the descriptive content in Google Play, so I’m at a bit of a loss as to what’s happening with the other title even after checking that I did update the book.
My ONIX template wasn’t as good as I first thought. Somehow some smart quotes crept in and it threw out the automated processing tool that was trying to validate them. A little bit of amendment and it should have all been fixed - again...
We’ll have to wait and see the results after the weekend, but it’s possible that the latest iteration has been accepted.
There has been some better news from the iTunes bookstore - I finally have been published there. Initially it was only the ePub versions of my books that were appearing. Somehow I missed the direction that I had to create a sample for my .ibooks versions before they could be published and the error codes I had encountered weren’t telling me what I had done wrong. It has all been addressed now, and both versions will soon be live on iTunes.
As I write this post, the iBooks version hasn’t yet gone live, but it has been greenlighted, so it’s a matter of the caches updating. My iTunes Author page is here
. While that link points to the Australian iTunes Store page for me, when it opens in iTunes, it will automatically correct to your local store. Look on my book pages, “A Hero’s Return
”, and “The Special Scent
” for links directly to the books.
I spent much of today driving to a rather special second hand bookstore that is absolutely crammed full of books. I eventually found what amounted to their section on sex, love, and whatever erotica they had (nil). Many of the books were decades old and had the wonderful musty smell of ageing paper and old ink.
While I didn’t purchase anything from the section, it was worthwhile to see just how much the school of thinking about sex, love, and erotica has moved forward over the years.
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