Still having trouble getting the format the way I want it on the iBook version of Quest for Employment. I’m oddly having trouble with the Table of Contents not looking right, so I’m trying to figure that out right now.
Since I’m using iBook Author on several projects, I might gain some additional insights, but I’m going to need a bit of a break from it. I’ve also got a lot to juggle right now.
Many authors out there balk at all the challenges they face; the formats, the software, the uploading, the configurations. It’s certainly frustrating as I have to follow 4 formats if I do it all by hand (3 if I let services do it, which isn’t much of an improvement).
It’s also a learning experience. Lately I’ve found my writing experience plays well in the job market. When I was interviewing I always gave out a copy of my book, because let’s face it, its hard to argue with your competency when you can self-publish (well you may not be the right kind of competent, but still).
It’s an opportunity and a hobby. I’ll be honest, the more I write the more I enjoy it. I can make a damn book these days. I’m thinking of what I can do with old works, to give them a moment of immortality.
So frustrating, but worth it. Plus I got stories to tell kids when they have it easy!
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.fantopro.com/, nerd and geek culture at http://www.nerdcaliber.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.