The LiberWriter Story So Far

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Living in Italy, obtaining books in English has always been an expensive and/or slow process.  I decided to get myself a Kindle last fall to see what the experience is like, and, in short, I fell in love with it – I never lack for things to read any more!

In any event, while looking around at various things for the Kindle, I bumped into the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing program, and started wondering about publishing a few things of my own.  I don’t consider myself a very good writer, but having lived in Italy on and off over the years, think I have a few interesting things to recount, regarding my experiences and observations here.

Investigating the technical requirements for Kindle publishing revealed that the process is not very simple and straightforward.  There are a lot of tips and tricks necessary to get the formatting just right – stuff you see missing even in professionally done Kindle versions of books.

Being a programmer, I started thinking to myself that I could build a simple system to make things easier, and to take some of the drudgery out of the whole process.  I mean, if I find it a bit of a pain in the neck to go poking around in various XML and HTML files, what are things like for someone who simply has a story to tell, and doesn’t know their XPATH from their anchor tags?

Working nights and weekends, I’ve gradually been improving what I named LiberWriter over the past months, and I’m proud to say that it’s already attracting satisfied customers!

One thought on “The LiberWriter Story So Far

  1. I’m interested in your service. I have an ebook I just recently uploaded to amazon kindle. They told me I could upload directly from Word Doc, but did not warn me about how it would look. I’m interested in info on both the $25 and $50 packages. What all would I have to do with the $25 one myself? Also once the ebook was published and I find I need to edit something do I pay you each time to re-upload the same book? I also need to understand, the copy I would receive in the Mobi (in order to release the ebook to reviewers), would that copy be coming straight from my downloaded version or from yours. If from your site, does it matter how many reviewers get a copy? Please explain, because I plan to really market alot and get many reviews. Thanks for your help.
    Jaden Mars

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