Month: September 2015

Writing and Publishing Erotica 25: Formatting Your Self-Published Book in Microsoft Word and Scrivener


Episode 25: Formatting Your Self-Published Book in Microsoft Word and Scrivener

Welcome back to Episode TWENTY-FIVE of the Writing and Publishing Erotica Podcast. I am H. K. Kiting and I am Dean Chills and we’re your hosts for the show. This is the podcast where we talk about writing and publishing in general, and include the occasional tidbit about erotica specifically.

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Episode 25: Formatting a Book


Reader Mail:

My question has to do with formatting — specifically, how to make an attractive looking ebook after uploading a .docx file onto Amazon (or elsewhere). Quite frankly, the two books I’ve written both look like hot garbage, formatting wise. Each time I upload the .docx file into Amazon, the converted file is full of bizarre formatting errors: arbitrary paragraph indentions, words cramming together, line spacing all messed up. I initially wrote my first book with regular paragraph indentions, in size 12 Times New Roman font, with justified-aligned text. The results were a total eyesore. I re-uploaded the document after eliminating all paragraph indentions, double-spacing instead of pressing the TAB key, but even that leaves much to be desired. I seem to be the only person unable to make their .mobi files look even passable… and it is, quite frankly, a little frustrating. Do you have any advice on this? Or am I SOL?


  • Henry’s Take on formatting his books
  • Dean’s book formatting response:
  • Other points and Writing Tools for making eBooks:


  • eBook formatting vs. Print book formatting


  • Word.
  • Pages.
  • Scrivener.
  • Jutoh.
  • Markdown/Text.
  • Google Docs.

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Hangin’ Out at the Oasis

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by H. K. Kiting

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An oasis in the desert spells relief for Henry and Jesse, two cowboy lovers on their way to a cattle drive. They waste no time diving into the cool spring, and once they get refreshed, sex in the water is the first thing on their minds.

Then while sunning themselves, talk turns to nooseplay. Jesse wonders if it’s true that choking turns a man on. They decide there’s only one way to know for sure, and the rope comes out for bondage.

Both men get a taste of the noose, with Jesse getting a full treatment. Just how far will Nick go with their fantasy?

Find out in this dusty tale of romance, sex, roping, and peril play.

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