Author Archives: Heather

About Heather

I'm an independently published author and a freelance ebook formatter.

Open for Business

Yep, that’s right – CyberWitch is taking new clients again. It’s funny, because I was recently denied a job I REALLY FREAKING WANTED working tech support for a software company. But the process of interviews and emails got me so … Continue reading

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For 2013…

The CyberWitch Business Plan for 2013. EXISTING CLIENTS: I will be taking existing clients on a case-by-case basis and with plenty of notice.  Right now, I’m planning on capping my monthly work load of existing clients at FIVE jobs and … Continue reading

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Thank You :)

I have been putting this post off because I love formatting books so much.  BUT life happens.  And a girl just has to adapt as it changes, regardless of what she wants. I’m shutting down CyberWitch for the indefinite future. … Continue reading

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Ebooks and Fonts

Fonts are not all created equal. Before you get into an uproar about why your formatter can’t use your pretty calligraphic font in your ebook, let me explain something. HTML is meant to be universal, meaning no matter who creates … Continue reading

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The Smashwords NCX/TOC

If you’re formatting for Smashwords, READ THIS POST HERE. Let me reiterate–READ THE SMASHWORDS STYLE GUIDE. I even have step-by-step formatting instructions for text only books. Now, we’ll discuss that often elusive Smashwords NCX/TOC. Ever received an error about NCX?  … Continue reading

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Things You May Not Know About Smashwords Formatting

1.) PAGEBREAKS ARE DEPENDENT ON THE TABLE OF CONTENTS Yes, you read that correctly.  That cute little “pagebreak” option in Microsoft Word DOES NOT WORK for Smashwords formatting.  You can put it in the doc, and it won’t mess with … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned in Self-Publishing

This is a cross-post from my personal blog.  It doesn’t have to do *specifically* with formatting, but it has to deal with self-publishing in general, so I figured it to be relevant. ** This isn’t a post to chastise people … Continue reading

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Print Vs. Digital – Understanding the Flow of Text

Ebooks are not STATIC like print books. So, what does that mean? Well, to start off with, let’s look at print books.  A print book is a work of art.  Every word, every bit of punctuation, every heading and footnote … Continue reading

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Changes to CyberWitch

Business has become beyond outrageous. After a passing mention by Dave Gaughran February, and then an Ask-the-Formatter blog at The Bookshelf Muse in May, I’ve had an INSANE spring and beginning of summer.  From the end of January until, well, … Continue reading

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A CyberWitch Ebook Formatting Update

Lots has happened in the world of the CyberWitch! Number One — Smashwords Formatting.  I’ve finally managed to pull over all of my old Smashwords How-To posts from my real blog.  It is a 5 part series (with a sixth … Continue reading

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