Saturday, November 17, 2012


So apparently while I wasn't paying attention, Amazon switched from the easy to maneuver .azw format into the hair-ripping, gut-busting, rage-inducing .azw3.  You wouldn't think that three could make much of a difference, but oh, how it does.  My whole formatting process was completely thrown off and it took me two days of downtime to figure out how to properly format.

I took a jaunt with Scrivener, finding it very, very painful to work with.  I tried Writeway, which I had a lot more success with, but that I'm still not convinced I want to plunk down 25-50 dollars for.

In the end, I did it by hand.  (And with a little help from Calibre.)

But the good news is: Youth is now for sale!

You can buy it on Amazon

Or Barnes and Noble

Or even Kobo!  (Okay, not Kobo yet, but it's coming!)

"Youth for you, when you can appreciate it most."

A blessing? A curse? One pill can restore the aged, the infirm, the terminally ill to the sprightly, energetic days of their early twenties. One pill reverses cancer, strengthens bones, restores eyesight... makes the user young again.

There is only one side effect: 100% Death within one month.

Louise Smith has been virtually abandoned by her family. Her children have moved away, mostly out of touch. Her husband spends his days in the care of a nursing home, too mentally ill to be safely home. Is her life worth living?

Louise must decide: tough out her days, or one pill for the final hurrah.


  1. Congratulations!
    What issues did you have with Scrivener? Just curious, since I've found it easy to use. Of course, I go straight to a mobi for Amazon, not the .azw.
    Glad to see Youth out there!

    1. I don't know if it's because I was using the PC version, when it was originally designed for MAC, but... if the problem could be had, I HAD IT! Bad formatting, things out of place, fonts changed halfway through the text... a completely useless tutorial and help manual... to name a few. So, no thank you, not for me!

    2. Ok, then. Thanks for that. Since I've seen none of those issues, I'm with you, I think: Due to the PC version.
      Thanks for sharing!

  2. Well done getting Youth out there. :) Here's to its success!