…but are probably more like: “D’oh!”
So, a little while ago, I was mentioning that I didn’t know if/when I’d get ARCs for Demon Angel. I haven’t yet, but Nalini Singh clued me in to many online reviewers’ willingness to accept .pdf ARCs, then last night I noticed that May has .pdf ARCs in her TBR pile, and then today, while surfing to mis_nomer’s site after a comment on Neil Gaiman’s latest, there it was:
THE POST THAT PROBABLY SAVED MY ASS (or at least kept me from making a shitty .pdf).
See, I was thinking, “Oh, I can probably just stick my manuscript into that free Adobe file converter on the Adobe site” (because you get, like, five free conversions, and I did it a couple of years ago and it worked out okay.) And, for some reason, it never even occurred to me that conversion software might be out there…for free. I mean, usually, download.com is my best friend when stuff like this comes up.
But there is PrimoPDF. And it works beautifully. So, woot! Thanks, mis_nomer.
But I do wonder: what kind of formatting options work best? What about security options? Should I embed the fonts? Encryption options? Allow copy/pasting? Hmmm. Will keep playing, and any feedback on what works/doesn’t when reading the .pdfs is welcome.
Shieet. And you know this means I’m going to be .pdfing like crazy now.