Well, Vanity Killed is finally up and running on Amazon, POD and e-book.
But, first, last clichés:
Pass Muster—Meet a required standard. Began in the military and once meant to undergo review without censure. George Gascoigne used it figuratively in 1575 ( The Making of Verse). By the time Jonathan Swift included it in Police Conversation (1738), it was already a cliché, and it remains current.
Rub It In—Stress something annoying or unpleasant in a teasing way. Add insult to injury. It, probably refers to salt in the term rub salt into a wound, which dates from late medieval times (or earlier) and is still current. Rubbing it in is American; T. A. Burke used it in 1851 (Polly Peaseblossom’s Wedding). Another related term is: Rub someone’s nose in it, which means to remind one of a humiliating error or experience. See P. Hubbard (Flush as May) 1963. Alludes to rubbing a dog’s nose in a mess it has made.
Toed The Line—(or mark the line). Conform strictly to a rule; meet a particular standard. This term comes from track, when the runners in a race line up with their toes placed on the starting line or mark. Used in early 19th century. See Diverting History of John Bull and Brother Jonathan (1813) by “H. Bull-Us.”
Best/Worst-case scenario—The best or worst possible outcome for a situation. “scenario” is used in the sense of an imagined situation or sequence of events, a usage that has become common since about 1960. See David Borgenicht and Joshua Piven, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (1999), which probes improbable mishaps and emergencies, i.e. escape quicksand or how to land a pilotless airplane.
So, how many did you find?
Did all my changes come out correctly in my conversion to e-book? Of course not. When you go on the kdp e-book site to convert, then preview, it gives you different e-book formats to review. When you reviewed your manuscript in the different e-reader formats, it was like a three-ring circus. Fire HDX was perfect. First paragraphs no indented along with scene change first paragraphs. However, when you viewed in I-pad format, those same paragraphs were indented 5 spaces instead of the 2 I had for the rest of my paragraphs.
I tried changing those paragraphs to no indent to first line “0”. You’d have another guess coming if you thought that worked. So I finally changed the e-book look totally different from my print on demand book.
My font size was 18 for the chapter headings and 14 for the text. The first letter of every first paragraph of each chapter and scene change for my e-book now is in bold and the size of that first letter is 20. I also changed all of the indents to .3, and the first paragraphs of each chapter and scene change are now .1. The I-pad version now works ok. Not like my print on demand, but it works and readers will be able to see the scene changes.
So today, I published both on CreateSpace for the print on demand and wend to kdp publishing and loaded my e-book. They are now available on Amazon.
I also changed the price of Night Terror to $8.00 for POD and $2.99 for e-book. Vanity Killed is priced on Amazon as $12.00 and $4.99.
Hope you enjoy Vanity Killed!
Until next time, Keep Writing.