After a couple of revisions, the paperback version of Raven: Necris is now live on Amazon.
Everytime I release on Kindle or paperback I’m always learning more about M$ Word than I ever wanted to. This time I encountered the ‘non-breaking space’ and ‘block protect’. While both of these can be added by the writer, the unfortnate fact is that Word will insert these where it thinks they should go without your knowledge.
The ‘non-breaking space’ is a character that prevents words being from being separated at the end of the line. The problem here is that Adobe Acrobat, which is the format used for paperbacks, doesn’t recognize that character and leaves a box in it’s place. The KDP manual review flags that. In my case, it appeared at the end of each chapter just before the page break.
‘Block protect’ is another hidden and annoying feature of Word. Word will randomly block protect paragraphs. Simply put, ‘Block protect’ will keep a block of text together and not split it up between pages. The result is that you’ll suddenly see pages in the middle of your chapter with large white space at the bottom. And, if you don’t know how to remove block protect, there is no way that you’ll be able to fill that white space without retyping the following paragraph.
In other news, writing has begun on Book 5. Originally I was going to call this one Vysse: Bestmartin, but that may change. There is also a least one chapter written in Book 6. Eh, I just make sure when I have an idea that I write it down. Some stuff has gotten written but never used as it didn’t fit.
God Bless and Good Reading!