Behind the Glass | Publishing | Formatting


This is a very short post as most of what I learned about formatting was trial and error.

Formatting for Kindle is wonderfully simple.

Formatting for Createspace is relatively easy. (Okay, I did struggle with cover alignment a little.)

Formatting for Smashwords is hell.

I like to have information provided in easy to read concise sections. Not a 100+ page document. My saving grace were the templates. I don’t think I would have done it correctly without the them. I thought I was rather well versed in using Microsoft Word. Turns out, I’m not. But there is one thing I will say, there is almost nothing better than holding a paperback version of your book in your hands.


The next post will be published on 8th October.

Behind the Glass | Publishing | Cover Design & Blurb

*If you haven’t read Girl Behind Glass yet, it is currently free in the Kindle store –

Girl Beneath Stars Out Now!

Today’s the day that my second full length novel goes on sale! (I’m not exactly sure when as NZ time is ahead of the USA)

Girl Beneath Stars is the sequel to Girl Behind Glass and follows Willow on her journey as she is hunted by the Guardians and attempting to find her father.

Girl Behind Glass is currently free, so if you haven’t read it yet, read on over to grab your copy now – and then grab your copy of Girl Beneath Stars – 

And I’d love it if you left a review!

GBS Release Poster

Updated version of Girl Behind Glass & Boy In Uniform available on Kindle

Earlier in the month I contacted Amazon and let them know that I had made some changes to Girl Behind Glass and Boy In Uniform. These changes included new links to my social media profiles and also corrected some errors. Today they emailed back saying that because the changes were considered minor, they would not be contacting the people that had downloaded the book, but they would offer the update option for those who choose to do so.

So if you would like to update your version, and you do not have updates set to automatic, here’s what to do:

Log into your amazon account (

Go to Manage your Content and Devices.

Amazon update

Under Content it will list all the books you have downloaded.

Beside the book title there should be an option to update the book. If no options appears then you already have the latest version.