Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Big Boost Edition 1.1 this weekend -- bug fixes, typos

About a dozen typos and some formatting problems (computer speech not rendering at all in epub/mobi) will be fixed. If you run across something not working, drop me a line.

We'll probably also have reworks of EE/TLR and a new render of Last Dancer -- we've gotten better at producing epubs in particular since the earlier books. If you've ever bought a copy, you should be OK to download the new files, when uploaded. They'll all be marked in the download file name as "1.1".

17 comments:

The Verbal Ninja said...

5:54 am.
Dad, do you sleep at all anymore?
By my calculations... you would have not gone to bed yet when I was waking up.

Dan Moran said...

Sleeping is for the weak.

The Verbal Ninja said...

And the sane. Oh wait. I forgot, you're not that.

Jeff Mott said...

Loving the Big Boost, looking forward to the Last Dancer .mobi for the complete gift set.

Kerry said...

I have a friend who loves the series and has been waiting for the new book (she's the one who introduced me to your work), but doesn't have an ereader and isn't much of a computer user.

Please, what's your best suggestion for her to obtain and read the book?

Thanks.

Dan Moran said...

Don't have a great one yet. I'm talking to Dark Carnival this weekend about possibly doing some small press/POD thing through them, where they'll handl the shipping. If not, I'll work up some deal with lulu or some such and offer some service myself. Be patient.

Kerry said...

Thanks for the answer, Dan. I'll pass it on to her.

Vicki Rosenzweig said...

Technical question: what formats is this available in? I'm reading ebooks on an iPod Touch using Stanza, so epub files or anything that can be converted to them work, and kindle format doesn't.

Dan Moran said...

Pdf, epub, mobi, html.

Everett said...

Dan, I'm not sure what you're using to format or build the epub files, but...

I've bought EE, TLR and AI:TBB from fsand.com, and moved all three .epub files to my Motorola Xoom which is running Aldiko and Coolreader. Neither of them is having any luck. Aldiko basically just locks up when I try to go past the Table of Contents, and Coolreader (on EE) shows only 3 pages (the cover, the Table of Contents, and another cover). I have no problem opening other epub files in either of those readers.

Again, not sure what's going on (as the Xoom is very new to me, as are those apps), but just a "head's up" in case there's something fishy about the epub file format. If I figure out anything further, I'll update you.

Dan Moran said...

We've evolved a testing suite that's fairly thorough, though it doesn't include Macintoshes at this point. (Windows, Linux, iPod/iPad, and Android tablet & phone.) But those early books didn't go through nearly that degree of testing.

This weekend's reissue will resolve a lot of issues.

Everett said...

Okay, I'll redownload after the updates this weekend, and I'll let you know if I still see the problems. Thanks.

Eric M. Cherry said...

I bought several print copies of each book over the years, and I've sold as many as I could at conventions. I've had pdfs of EE, TLR, and TLD for a bit; can't remember where I found them for download.

I'm delighted to buy the epubs of the entire series now. That's about the only way I know to show how much I enjoy your work, and I'm excited to know that more is coming.

Everett said...

I know you're working on fixes to the books for this weekend, but I just thought I'd give you a little more feedback on the problem I mentioned about opening them in Aldiko and Coolreader on Android.

I just tried opening the ePub version of Emerald Eyes in ADE (Adobe Digital Editions, rev 1.7.2.1131) on my Windows PC, and it has the same problem: can't get beyond page 3 (although it does show that it has 215 pages). So it's not related to Android.

FYI.

-dsr- said...

Everett -- FBReader on Android works very nicely on these books.

Dann Cutter said...

If you need mac testing, gimme a holler... I have vintage through modern sitting in the lab next door to my office waiting for me to disassemble them for unknown purposes.

Anonymous said...

v1.1 still seems in two minds about "sensable traceset" v.s. "sensible traceset".