Formatting error on Smashwords ebooks

A reader was kind enough to point out to me recently that the epub versions of RealmShift and MageSign had a formatting error. It seems that the font size switched between 10 point and 12 point fairly randomly throughout both books on some readers.

I checked this on my iPhone and found that on Stanza Desktop the books looked fine, but once uploaded to the iPhone Stanza they switched font sizes every few paragraphs.

So, having investigated, it turned out to be publisher error. In other words, me. Isn’t it always? The problem has been fixed now, so if you bought a copy or RealmShift and/or MageSign and downloaded the epub version, you can go back to Smashwords now and download the corrected book at no cost. If you have any other problems, please do let me know.

You can get the correctly formatted books on Smashwords at the following links:



If you haven’t got them, why not? They’re only US$2.89 each now as ebooks. Go on, treat yourself.


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6 thoughts on “Formatting error on Smashwords ebooks

  1. I’m going to buy this. Just need to decide which format I want to use. Epub tends to crash on my phone (at least my current reading choice does), but I still prefer it to PDF.

    What’s nice is that I have several different ebook readers on my phone, so I have options. I’ll let you know after I’ve read the book!

  2. Just one more thing, I think the sample chapters for the ebooks is a good selling point. I’m going to try the sample chapters to see which works best on my ebook readers so I know which version to buy for my phone (Tmobile G1 Android phone)… 🙂

  3. ganymeder – Good to hear, thanks. The sample chapters are always a good “try before you buy” option. The added bonus of testing a format is something I hadn’t thought about before.

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