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Medium Friend Link ~ July 2024

Hi, hi !

Wow! What a super not Summer this year, how about staying somewhere under the shade, or in a well conditioned corner, grab a lemonade or your favorite iced coffee for a break?

Here are the selected July articles, you can read for free via these friend links, exclusively for readers here and those in the Cocoa Design Life Blog.

You don't need to have an account on Medium, but you're always welcome to join, then I can buy myself a cup of coffee while you're reading, clap or when you leave a comment, or subscribe via email on Medium; feel free as you wish.

Enjoy :D


Poetry:-

👉Hope To Be A Magic Bean 

👉Catch The Flee Flare


Essay:-

👉Sorry, It's Me

👉The Isolation

Finally on Amazon Kindle
~ 22 Jun 2024

Hi, hi!

Hurray! Finally...my Petit Paris Series is settled on Amazon Kindle and they are ready for purchase now in different territories.

The learning curve is a bit long (or I'm not smart enough :P) it took me a lot of effort to work with the missing book covers after live on the store, and to solve the low display content issues which are especially critical to a fixed layout photo+text+illustrated book.

If you're writing a heavy text novel, your publishing process is far more easier for the use of reflowable epub, and can benefit a lot from the marketing tools provided for promotion. Whereas a fixed layout (they use the term  Print Replica) has to do extra work by ourselves.

But no matter how, it's done. So I've added a new book link to my Books Page for your easy reference, in case you're a Kindle lover. 

Last but not least, I'll continue to see if there is an alternative solution for you to preview more content in advance other than the Instant preview, which is again not supported in print replica.

Okay, see you next time, have a nice weekend :D


Oiseau
22Jun2024 ~ Sunny 




新書簡介:

忘了。忘不了 ~ 遇見彩虹

大家好!


不要覺得驚訝 :P 

要介紹剛剛上架的中文書,當然要用中文寫啦!


自從四年多前,🤔️真的很久了…開始寫<Petit Paris Series>, 姑且叫'小巴黎系列'吧!任性地選擇了寫詩,嚴格來說是一些散文詩,甚至可說近乎打油詩;經過前後三年出版了十二本電子書,滿足了作家首個夢想之後😅,2023年終於坐下來,展開中文書寫作之旅,一個一直都想寫的系列:


<忘了。忘不了>


其實這類題材並非新鮮或者有什麼特別之處,但卻徹實地在人生中佔了很重要的片段,一些


~想忘記,又無時無刻在腦中迴蕩的…

~忘記了,其實卻很想留住的…

~ 不想忘記,但卻漸漸地遺忘了的…人、物、事


<遇見彩虹> 是這個系列的第一本圖文故事,環繞著一個人生總會有機會遇上的經驗:死亡、失去、別離。如果要寫死亡,相信也得以一整個系列去寫,為不同關係的天人分隔,寫上各自獨特的情感。


父母、夫妻、兄弟姐妹、朋友、亦師亦友的朋輩、竉物、甚至是一個陌生人…


是什麼牽引著這些放不下的情?要是能明白,日子會否過得容易一些?


故事中,素素正經歷關係中一個重要的缺失,以為離開香港遠走巴黎便可以忘記傷痛;或者,至少可以逃避,不用面對現實中的一切。一隻掛著藍色羽毛的小鳥,帶她遊走於奇幻與真實之間,最終能否讓素素在喘息空間中尋回路向,為別離譜上新的樂章?


我並沒有為這個故事畫上句號,或許,這是叫我能夠認同情感的缺失從來沒有時限,就讓你我隨著自己的步伐前行,要是後退了,又何妨?稍休之後還得繼續走下去,終有一天,遇見彩虹🌈。





忘記鳥

2024年5月4日

春,狂風暴雨

Just in case you found me on Amazon Kindle 

~ 17 Jun 2024

Hi, hi!

It's a bit embarrassing, but no matter how, I need to let you know just in case you found me on Kindle Books.

As you may know I'm currently working on the distribution of my Petit Paris Series on KDP, basically everything was settled except for some critical issues that are out of my control ~ 'The Missing Book Cover Mystery'

As an author, I should raise a thousand Whys? After all books were being live in the bookstore but NO BOOK COVER showed (except one, out of my 12 books in the whole series), isn't that weird? It's been a week since lived. Who will purchase a book without a cover and only a few pages (10%) sample preview? I guess I'm reasonable to make a complaint, right? But...

As far as we know this is the norm in this platform, so what we can do as an emergency solution is to use the A+ Content to add some images (4 maximum) including the cover & sample page inside. Although it really looks unprofessional, that's what we can do in the meantime.

I do have a question about why Apple & Google don't have this problem, basically the book metadata with all necessary information together with the most important book cover can be ready within 1-2 days. Isn't it due to the enormous distribution kingdom that Kindle has to handle and is overloaded already? 

No matter how, let's leave this question for the kingdom to solve & hopefully within a month...So, a little update for you & I'll place the KDP book link here only when everything is ready.

Au Revoir and have a beautiful weekend :D

Oiseau
14Jun2024 Thunder & Rain


Medium Friend Link ~ June 2024

Hi, hi !

Here are the selected articles (not limited to those published recently in May) that you can read for free via these friend links, exclusively for readers here and those in the Cocoa Design Life Blog.

You don't need to have an account on Medium, but you're always welcome to join, then I can buy myself a cup of coffee while you're reading, clap or when you leave a comment, or subscribe via email on Medium; feel free as you wish.

Enjoy :D


Poetry:-

👉Free You Now...Smile

👉You Know Why...I Prefer To Walk


Essay:-

👉Destruction

👉ISBN Paradox


Weird norm to publish in KDP ~ 23 May 2024

Hi, hi, 

Where have I been? After creating this site, I went back to daily writing in Medium as well as something more to learn in the publishing stuff.

For the last few years, I have used only two platforms, Apple Books & Google Play Books to sell, after getting used to both technical know-how, the upload process is painless and I'm ready to go for another platform this year, the one that needs a lot more effort to deal with.

The reason I need to start from Apple Books, is obviously due to my manuscript was prepared by Pages on Mac, the travelogue was written along with photographies & illustrations, so a fixed epub format or pdf will be ideal to prevent mislocating contents when viewing from different devices. 

This is a challenging issue but the one I must stick to, at least in the meantime. When preparing the format to sell in Amazon's Kindle Books, they normally go for flowable epubs, and many other formats of their Kindle devices, which is good for novels with heavy text content but definitely not for mine. 

Therefore I need to spend some time learning how to transform my original manuscript into its proper format, including re-layout everything to suit the 1.6:1 screen, even if it's only available for tablet & phone only. When everything is ready & successfully uploaded, the live books in store don't include the book cover & look inside (sample preview pages) until at least 72 hours or more...and this is the norm, weird, right?

Because, if I'm a reader myself, there is no way for me to buy one without these two information, but again...this is the norm; so I can only take it or leave it. While waiting of doing nothing (not even any promotion can be done to a book without a cover :P), why not make a note here, in case you find them online with ????????

Hopefully, everything can be wrapped up nicely as soon as they can, for you to have another channel to read my books. 


See you !

Oiseau
23 May 2024, Cloudy



Medium Friend Link ~ April 2024

Hi, hi !

Here are the selected articles that you can read for free via these friend links, exclusively for readers here and those in the Cocoa Design Life Blog, I will add some more from time to time by the end of each month. 

You don't need to have an account on Medium, but you're always welcome to join, then I can buy myself a cup of coffee while you're reading, clap or when you leave a comment, or subscribe via email on Medium; feel free as you wish.

Enjoy :D


Poetry:-

👉Tiny Flower Of The Wild

👉Hello, Anybody Here?


Prose:-

👉Jack Under The Moon ~ Nothing scary but romantic

👉Beautiful Calligraphy ~ Of the Islamic World


Welcome to my world ~ 3 May 2024            

Hi, hi, 

Finally created my author's website on 3 May 2024, Hurray! 

Although I started my writing journey early in 2020, I spent quite a long time learning from scratch, there was a lot of stuff to take care of because an indie writer means everything was done on her/his own. 

It was a difficult start-up but worth it, I still remember the joy of contentment when the first book was published.., and from that minute, I could call myself an author. 

But it still took me some time before I had the confidence to apply ISBNs for my first series, Petit Paris, a travelogue with poetry, photographs & illustrations, that had just completed in April this year. 

Many experienced authors said that the first published book was the worst written one, I couldn't agree more. It's easy for me to unpublish because it was in ebook format, but I've made up my mind to keep it at the end. 

A record of the journey, the process I've treasured the same as publishing, or making a profit. The learning curve could be a lifetime, that's what an author should commit, I believe.

To end my first bird talk, I would like to share with you one of my favorite quotes:


A professional is simply an amateur who didn't quit 

~ Richard Bach 


Welcome to my world!
See You!

3 May 2024
Cloudy, Spring