Lulu, iTunes, Kindle, Nook, Barnes and Noble, Amazon and Beyond
Step 1. Sign up to Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing Service.
Step 2. Complete Amazon's Taxation requirements
Step 3. Start creating your "bookshelf". To do this you need a cover for your book and the content in one of the acceptable formats which includes ePub.
Uploading the ePubs which were distributed through Lulu worked fine for 3 of the 5 books.
When the fourth book was uploaded it identified several possible spelling errors. With the option to correct or ignore.
When the fifth book was uploaded it gave an error message:
"The file you uploaded failed our virus scan. Please scan your computer for viruses, re-save the file, and try your upload again."
Downloading and running KindleGen v2.9 revealed errors in several hyperlinks. However, fixing these still did not get past the "virus checker".
single quote (apostrophies) including in the title of the book, were replaced with the apos html code but the message about a virus still persisted. Using the apostrophe, rather than the code, generated a virus message.
Tried uploading an epub with just the html files - this worked
Tried uploading an epub with some of the images - this worked
Tried uploading an epub with all images - the message about the virus reappeared
Tried removing the files with long names (greater than 31 characters) - the message about the virus reappeared
Tried with files with long names - this worked
In the end there was one image file which seemed to be causing the problem. Though there was no other evidence of this file containing a virus - other software including kindlegen opened the file ok
According to Amazon, the Kindle eBooks should be available in under 10 hours see paperbacks and kindle books by Marghanita da Cruz on Amazon
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