Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How to Fix or Avoid Image Display Issues When Submitting a Webpage Filtered File to KDP

Microsoft Word can be an author’s best friend… at least until the message “document cannot be saved” appears. When that occurs, your removable disk or hard drive maybe full, deleting unnecessary files may cure that. I've read KDP's format guidelines, it is extremely helpful. It has given me more control over the format that I choose. KDP has also played a crucial part during my writing process, but at times, it feels as though we are in a one-sided relationship.

If you’ve ever used Microsoft Word or KDP, you can relate. This time around, I decided to use images in my document to add elaborate font. Everything was going great, until I tried to view the uploaded file. The images were not visible. Instead, there was a camera icon with an error sign displayed where the images should be.

What did I do wrong?

My fly was open. I didn't zip the file! When a webpage filtered document is created it creates a folder automatically, but it also separates the images and other aspects from the text.  If you open the folder, you'll see numerous files inside. The images are separate and that's where the problem lies. It was a frustrating moment, but I was determined to fix the problem.

'Operation Fix It' commenced!


Code Name: Goosfraba


Task: Create a Zip Folder.

Okay, so you have saved your eBook as a webpage-filtered document. 
What's next?


 Note: This tutorial is not for beginners.

First, you'll need to...

Access your document folder.  
1.  Create a folder.
Right click in the 'open' dialogue box  

of your document folder. 
Note: There is more than one way to do it. The same is true for the other steps
provided in this tutorial.
Select New. Select Folder. A folder is created.  Give the folder a name. Press
the enter key on your keyboard.  You are the proud parent of a new folder.
2.   Next, 'add' the document to the folder. 
Note: (Practice with a dummy document first. Once you've got the hang of it you can use the actual file.)
Use the Drag-and-Drop method to add the file.
 You've created a folder, named it, and added the interior file to the folder.
 3.   Next, Right click on the folder. Select send to . Select "compressed 'zipped' folder."

You have a zip folder.

Upload it to KDP . 

Preview the document to verify that the images display.





Thursday, October 9, 2014

Desperate Trails Unveiled -- Mila A. Ballentine


Author: Mila A. Ballentine

Genre: Romance / Suspense / Mystery

Audience: 18 + 


Cover Artist/Graphic Design: D_Samudu

 Graphic Design: Sachin81

 Cover Concept: Mila A. Ballentine


If the opportunity arose, Drew Tanner would probably trade places with just about anyone. He wasn’t a stranger to misery, but he had an unquenchable need for acceptance that spanned his entire childhood leading up to the present. Throughout that time, he saw how elusive and fickle the nature of love could be, and experienced unyielding misfortunes until a newfound friend made those hellish moments somehow bearable.

Despite his new friendship, things at home continue to deteriorate, making it difficult for him to cope with the situation, let alone breathe. But, an opportune moment arises out of his suffering that will potentially change the course of the life he’s known and he’ll have to decide if he wants to continue living this way or choose a new path, a decision that could change his life forever. Whatever he decides, Drew’s life is about to change, and there is no guarantee that his life will change for the better.


Mila A. Ballentine is a mystery writer who doesn't shy away from writing about things that grasp the core of her imagination. Her writing is an extension of her mind's eye and there is always an element of truth in each of her books. She studied Creative Writing and Communication Arts at a City University of New York. When she's not writing, she enjoys traveling or doing anything that allows her to put her creative energy to use.

In her own words…

My writing style is an extension of my wide-ranging imagination. I try to write my stories as if I have walked in the character’s shoes. Like most of my characters, I have many-sides. I enjoy exploring the struggles, triumphs, and vulnerabilities in their lives. After all, they are an important part of the story. Therefore, I strive to make the reader care about what happens in their lives.

What can you expect from a book written by Mila A. Ballentine?

 “Author Mila A. Balletine’s originality shines through all of her stories. She is creative, adventurous, and honest about everything that goes into the pages of her books. If Mila were to get lost in the woods, she would use her time wisely. Her senses would be alert and her creativity would skyrocket through the roof.  Mila would find a way to write a story on a leaf. Besides Mila being a good author, she is bubbly, outgoing, and extremely shy, but don’t let her coyness fool you.  Her characters are strong, honest, and ready to jump into an adventure without hesitations.” ~ Author S.J. Dennery




Get a copy today!


You can connect with Mila on the following social media:

Twitter: @Milaaballentine