Now that the first edition of my More Tapestry Crochet book is out of print, I decided to update it and sell the second edition through Amazon’s Kindle program.
Converting the book into a digital format was actually a LOT MORE work than I anticipated. After creating new graphs for left handed crocheters, colorizing most of the illustrations and replacing the black and white photos with color images – I had to resize all the text and pictures.
I performed the entire process myself, so I did not have to pay anyone to do that enormous task. I was surprised that it took almost as long to prepare the Kindle document as it did to lay out the original print version, though!
Digital conversion was quite a learning experience, especially after Amazon changed all the fonts to “Times” and split the words in large fonts to fit on the small screen. Fortunately, I was able to resize and resubmit an updated version – one of the many benefits of digital publishing. No more errata sheets since it’s easy to fix mistakes!
Another great advantage of digital publishing is that thousands of books do not have to be printed, stored, and shipped on demand. And – this digital edition includes links in the text to suppliers and to my online videos. Additionally, this e-book is for sale on Amazon.com sites in Europe, the Americas, and Asia!
The small size of the screen is not great, though. Hopefully, readers will use a larger screen than I did to read the Kindle edition. Also, hopefully, their screens will not be black and white because the color illustrations and pictures look fabulous!
Because the digital edition does not have printing and shipping costs, I was able to set the Kindle price at $9.99. I chose to let people who previously bought the print edition of More Tapestry Crochet from Amazon to be able to buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99. I also chose to let purchasers lend their copies to another person for two weeks. In addition, this digital book is included in Amazon’s lending library and has “text to speech” enabled, too.
Also – you don’t need an Amazon Kindle to read this ebook! With Amazon’s free App, you can read Kindle books on an Android phone or tablet, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows 8 PC or tablet, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone, too!
So, now it’s wait and see what happens! I look forward to hearing your opinions about this Kindle edition of More Tapestry Crochet.