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The Unhappy Bride and other tales

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I've got a book of fairy tales out at the moment (as an ebook). You can read a few of them here

https://medium.com/@TedVaak/the-unhappy-bride-and-other-tales-c5b5c6012d13#.54ez0megq

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And the whole collection (there's 25 stories in total in there) can be bought on itunes and that

itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/unhappy-bride-other-tales/id1065009131

amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unhappy-Bride-other-tales-ebook/dp/B018YH79BI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1449275057&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Unhappy+Bride

kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-unhappy-bride-and-other-tales

(you can also buy one of my old picture books on amazon too as a proper book if you're so inclined and are looking for a christmas present for someone young and/or interested in dragons - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Not-Disturb-Dragon-David-Guy/dp/1907432175/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1449276856&sr=8-2&keywords=do+not+disturb+the+dragon )

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On your book's Amazon page, in its description, there's an error.

And a priest who should know better leaves the safety of his church to follow a cat out into the city and see where it is it goes.
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Not necessarily an error, but clumsy.

As it is, the sentence can be read as "And a priest who should know better leaves the safety of his church to follow a cat out into the city and see where it is [the cat] goes."

It would be better just as "...and see where the cat goes" or "...and see where it goes".

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Excellent, cheers. I changed the "and" to a "to" and it reads slightly less unpleasantly now. ("to see where it goes" rather than "and see where it goes")

Also thank you NEG. I promise I'll spend all your money on Sonic products.

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Really nice tales, they've got a proper touch of the absurdity and gore of Grimm too, well done! Love the illustrations as well.

Doesn't seem to work too well on an iPhone though, the pages don't turn like an iBook. Is it meant more for iPad? It's much more readable on there.

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Wonderful, thank you. Glad you enjoyed them.

Also yeah I've not got an iphone unfortunately to test it on, just an ipad. I made it in ibooks author, so had hoped it would be okay on both.

Do you mean the way it's locked to portrait mode? That wasn't intentional, it just seemed to default to that. So I probably need to uncheck some checkbox somewhere and then re-upload. I will have a look tomorrow.

Or do you mean something else?

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What I mean is with an iBook you get lots of options for font size etc, text highlights and the like, and the pages have an animated 'turning' so they seem like real pages.

With this, it's more like sliding the pages of a pdf...you 'slide' from page to page, but you can't interact with the text, you are viewing a picture of a page. Suits an iPad, but it is quite hard to read on an iPhone unless you rotate to landscape mode.

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Oh, I didn't know ebooks usually worked like that. Having looked into it, it turns out that books made with Apple's own iBooks Author don't and can't work like that. Which is oddly baffling.

I assume iBooks Author was intended primarily for making things for the iPad then, but it still seems a bit strange. Maybe in future I will just make them with a normal epub file so they work properly on everything.

So sorry about that. I'll see if I can borrow an iPhone at some point and update it so it works well on both things.

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That is strange! I was reading them this morning on the phone, it's not too small to read actually if you are close up. Probably my eyes!

Lovely stories though, I'm really impressed.

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I'm not sure if anybody will be especially interested, but I've got a new website 

 

https://accumulationofthings.com/things/

 

which is filled with loads of my old stuff (some picture books and fairy tales and old comics) and also lots of new stuff, including a new Sherlock Holmes story (which starts taking a turn for the strange some way in) and a bunch of weird short fiction

 

also a sad story about a cat - https://accumulationofthings.com/things/2018/07/11/the-old-woman-and-the-cat/

 

It gets updated every other day or so (its been going a month so far and there are 45 stories and things on there already, but I expect that'll slow down a bit now)

 

and I have a patreon, if you're really obsessed

 

https://www.patreon.com/davidguy

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The cat story is very nice, I liked it a lot! Is there a typo in the fifth paragraph, though? Should it be ‘spied’ not ‘pied’?

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Excellent, thank you. Glad you liked it.

 

Also, that's actually supposed to be pled (with an L). Which might also be a mistake, but pleaded sounded wrong, for some reason.

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