Green Comet – ePub

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I have replaced the ePub versions of Green Comet with files that I hope, with good reason, are better formatted.

When I wrote Green Comet I would write out a chapter by hand, and then transcribe it with LibreOffice Writer, the free word processor. Not being very deeply knowledgable about word processors, I did all the formatting by eye and hand, rather than applying styles and other handy shortcuts. I ended up with something that looked okay and I was quite pleased with myself.

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When it was time to publish the story, I followed the same path. Since LibreOffice can export directly to PDF, that was straightforward. A little trial-and-error resulted in what I thought was a presentable file. The same was not true for ePub. There was no button to export to ePub, so I had to find another way. Luckily, I discovered a plugin for LibreOffice called Writer2ePub, which would do the trick.

Once again by trial-and-error, hacking and whacking, doing it over and over, I eventually got something that I thought looked good enough. I was good to go.

It was quite a shock to be told by people who know what they’re talking about that, under its presentable facade, Green Comet – ePub showed many signs of my crude bumbling. Fortunately Luca Calcinai, the creator of Writer2ePub, took pity on me and sent me a corrected version of the word processor file which he said would produce a proper ePub when run through his plugin. It did, and that’s what is now available for download.

Thanks, Luke.


About arjaybe

Jim has fought forest fires and controlled traffic in the air and on the sea. Now he writes stories.
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2 Responses to Green Comet – ePub

  1. Laird Smith says:

    Thanks, I’ve book marked this for future consideration.

  2. mixedupmeme says:

    I can’t remember where I left off reading Green Comet. My eyes just don’t want to read much anymore….especially on the computer.
    Trial and Error….story of my life. Mostly Error lol

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