Today was going to be my Get The Minerva Wakes Hardcover Done day.
But I work exclusively on a Mac.
And in indie publishing, POD publishers give no love to the Mac.
I did a gorgeous job of formatting the book.
- All chapters on right-hand pages.
- No headers or page numbers on chapter pages.
- Nothing on blank left-hand pages opposite new chapters.
- Good fonts
Went to embed the fonts into a PDF. Guess what Mac doesn’t do?
Exported to Word, uploaded to my POD publisher.
- My two fonts (Garamond and Helvetica) became Times New Roman.
- Multiple extra pages appeared at each point where I had a section break.
- Headers and page numbers appeared on both chapter pages and blank facing pages.
I have spent an entire workday trying to work around this, and I am in the mood now to punch penguins and snarl at kittens.
So today I accomplished…
I hate days like this.