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Kindle Once Again - this time for Walk, Hike, Saunter

 Last time I did this was Dec 2017. At the moment, memory of how to do it is pretty foggy, but luckily I have my earlier blog posts on this to refresh my memory so printing them out to review. (look for Kindle label in this blog to find).  This book is a little easier than the others - text and inline photos, a table of contents, but no index. Susan has promised it will be out in two and a half weeks, so will try to do that. My immediate issue is that I remember that I have to make some changes to the Indesign file before putting out the epub file that I will update for Kindle, but don't remember quite what they were. Pausing to read my prior posts, and to review Kindle code for Healing Miles . From my 2012 notes I saw that to get reliable chapter breaks, each chapter had to be a separate xhtml file. The default of Indesign is to put out one big xhtml file, but it will break on a style, so I need to be sure the current Indesign document (for Walk, Hike, Saunter ) has an appropriat

How about a la carte newspapers?

I have been watching with dismay as our local newspapers consolidate and/or vanish, local news disappearing with each change. I am seeing all too many last columns from favorite columnists. One of the hiking blogs I follow is Tom Mangan's Two Heel Drive , a local newspaperman, he gives some insider's views of the industry. His travails have prompted some thoughts of my own. Our local papers are the Oakland Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle. At one time we subscribed to both, but the Tribune stopped coming months ago, and their customer service - entirely online and devoid of human contact of course, says we are not subscribers. ok, my favorite columnist there, Brenda Payton, was gone, so we said forget the Tribune, the Chronicle will be enough. Now the Trib sends us a renewal notice?! Anyway, our budget is getting a little tight, and the Chron is now more than $30 per month, and the Trib is $24 per year, so we are thinking of switching just to the Trib, even though w