The first review of my fiction novel “Final Decree” was posted on Smashwords today and the reviewer had this to say; “A truly enlightening story”. Thanks for the review, and I’m glad you enjoyed my first ebook. You can read the whole review here.
Today I received a comment from someone named “Francis” supporting Liz Summerfield lying and killing an innocent animal. How anyone can support a person killing an innocent animal is beyond me. Perhaps “Francis” needs mental health help. Read comment by “Francis” – with my reply to her in it – and see if you agree […]
Today I received a handwritten sympathy card from PETA, for my donation to the Punzhu fund supporting awareness of cruelty to animals. I created the Punzhu memorial fund in honour of my dog Punzhu, who was needlessly killed by my now ex-wife Liz Summerfield during our divorce when she took Punzhu to the South Burnaby […]
Followers of my blog know the problems I’ve had uploading MSWord documents to Smashwords. Now don’t get me wrong, I really like Smashwords and feel they are a terrific boon for writers. It’s just that I’ve had nothing but problems using MSWord as the source document for files uploaded to Smashwords. But I’ve found a […]
My 4-letter words puzzle ebook is selling well at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and at Apple. The premise of these puzzles is quite simple: “How many 4-letter words can you make from a given word or series of words?” I give you a word like TABLET, or words, IPHONE APP, and you make as many […]
It took some time, a couple hours really, to upload my new ebook “Final Decree” to Smashwords when it was only #14 in the queue. I checked the output after going through their meatgrinder process and found a couple of errors, one of which was my own stupidity in that the pictures for “I came…” […]
I’m no poster-boy for social networking. I get too easily distracted by things like the sound of children laughing and playing poolside, dog barking to be let out/let in/patted, emails with interesting links or truly funny jokes – not like a lot of crap I was sent when some friends first discovered email (thank god)- […]
My wordplay ebook is finally finished and the hyperlinks are now functioning properly. Free sample of my ebook here.
After numerous failures with hyperlinks functioning properly following conversion to various publishing formats by the Smashwords Meatgrinder, the probable culprit has been determined. If you have been experiencing problems with your book after conversion by Smashwords then you may be interested in my solution. In my earlier blog posts I mentioned the hyperlink travails I […]
After the problems I was having with hyperlinks working properly in my ebook, I tried a different puzzle magazine layout and a fresh Word doc. No luck. Same problems with hyperlinks even in their RTF format. Hyperlinks worked fine in my RTF of the new puzzle layout (saved as an RTF), but after going through […]
I have unpublished my 4-letter word ebook on Smashwords until Smashwords updates their converter to properly function with hyperlinks. Smashwords and I have exchanged numerous emails and they have tested my ebook themselves and confirmed my problems with the hyperlinks not working after conversion. They do warn authors that their hyperlink function is in beta […]
I’ve changed the layout of my 4-letter words puzzle ebook so that all the puzzles are grouped together at the beginning and all the solutions are grouped together after the last puzzle. I’ve added to each puzzle group (10 puzzles) a solution hyperlink underneath the TOC hyperlink which should make navigation easier for devices which […]
My newest puzzle book, 4-letter words, was published today as a multi-format ebook at Smashwords. As many of you who have played my other 4-letter word puzzles know, this puzzle book will bring you hours of fun and is a great way to get those little grey cells clicking away. The premise of these puzzles […]
See how many 4-letter words you can make from the puzzle word SIMPLETON then compare your words with the ones I found and posted in my COMMENT reply to this post. I found 102 4-letter words, but you may find more or different ones. If you find more or different words then please add your […]
Welcome to Punzhu Puzzles by Ted Summerfield. I have been creating puzzles for five years on another web site but I now find myself too busy with other things in my life to properly publish new puzzle magazines every month. I’d like to publicly thank the millions of people who have enjoyed my puzzles during […]