"Stealing the Elf-King's Roses:" new version posted

by Diane Duane

This note is for those of you who’ve purchased and downloaded a copy of Stealing the Elf-King’s Roses: The Author’s Cut from the Ebooks Direct store in the last six months.

We’ve had a problem with this book in that some (but not all) readers have been displaying the book’s prologue as a single long vertical line of characters, which has been (understandably) a pain in the butt for all involved.

After trying to troubleshoot the problem piecemeal for a long time, and still having the material display correctly for some readers and not for others, we decided that sterner measures were needed. So over the weekend I pulled the book apart, completely reformatted it, reassembled it, and ran it through Sigil and Calibre again. The problem now seems to have been solved.

If you’ve got a copy of the book and it’s been giving you this problem, please go back to your the email that was sent to you by the system after your purchase and use the access link there to re-download the new version. If you have any difficulties, email Lee at the address from which the mail came.

(And if you don’t have a copy of the ebook, and want one, well, now you know you’ll be getting a version that doesn’t have any problems. So feel free.)

…Also, a note in passing: due to the very welcome arrival of an iPad in the household, we’ll shortly be producing iPad-specific versions of all the books in the store. This will take a week or so to complete: please bear with us.

Thanks!

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7 comments

Emma Epps June 13, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Thank you!! _Roses_ is one of my favorite books and I was excited for the author’s cut, but I thought I was going to have to refer to my paperback for the prologue. (I just made the six-month cutoff. Phew!) But this version seems to be missing the author’s afterword?

Emma Epps June 13, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Thank you!! _Roses_ is one of my favorite books and I was excited for the author’s cut, but I thought I was going to have to refer to my paperback for the prologue. (I just made the six-month cutoff. Phew!) But this version seems to be missing the author’s afterword?

PJ Evans June 18, 2012 - 3:28 pm

I’m reading it with Calibre, and it’s okay. (Good thing, too, because that e-mail was deleted.)

PJ Evans June 19, 2012 - 1:54 am

¬†However, I just spotted a type in Chapter 1: ‘in a flurry of Mack silk robes’ – I hope those are really black silk robes!

PJ Evans June 18, 2012 - 3:28 pm

I’m reading it with Calibre, and it’s okay. (Good thing, too, because that e-mail was deleted.)

PJ Evans June 19, 2012 - 1:54 am

¬†However, I just spotted a type in Chapter 1: ‘in a flurry of Mack silk robes’ – I hope those are really black silk robes!

P J Evans March 1, 2015 - 1:28 am

And a follow-up…on a Kobo e-reader, you get page numbers in the right margin, for some reason, and not quite enough top margin on the screen. (Damfino. I don’t know nearly enough about ePubs.)

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