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Finally purchased @vicorva's during the recent Halloween sales. Downloading it from the store and uploading/opening it in the app was easy enough too. :)
While I'm used to reading with the app, this doesn't look that different, and it's good to have it in a format! ๐Ÿ‘

Now to find a quiet moment to read ;)

Store links at: victoriacorva.xyz/books/books-

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@FiXato Thank you so much for buying it and sharing about it! Hopefully it'll be an enjoyable read. ^_^

I *think* the Kindle version is DRM-free as well (or that's the box I ticked, anyway) even though it wasn't in the sale. The MOBI you can get from itch.io definitely is.

@vicorva
Oh, wasn't aware that even offered DRM-free options to its authors. :) Good to know!

All-in-all, whichever format to use doesn't really matter much, and this gives me a good excuse to finally give a different e-books reader app a try. I'm mostly used to because my previous phone came with 2 free books every month.

(I thought it was funny that the file from Kobo still had Smashwords in its name ;))

@FiXato 2 free books a month! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Yeah, Smashwords is my distributor for most of the EPUB sales channels and they put their name all over everything. :/

@vicorva
most of the offers weren't really interesting to me, tbh. Book blurbs that, combined with their coverart, make me think of those typical thirteen-a-dozen 'romance' novels, often also the first part in a series (which makes sense, marketin-wise ๐Ÿ˜).
Having said that, I did get a couple of nice thrillers and steampunk books through it. :)

@FiXato Ahh, limited selection. Yeah, that's not very tempting, I much prefer to choose from a full list.

@vicorva
apparently it was only a single book from a 4 book selection, and it was apparently cancelled in November of last year; show how long ago I actually made use of that deal ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜…

@vicorva
I'm getting timeouts on the httpS version of witchkeyfiction.xyz/ by the way (which is linked in the book).
The plain http version redirects okay to victoriacorva.xyz/witch-key-fi though.

@vicorva
so far I'm quite enjoying the book, and I like theorising about who Larry used to be, and what role Emberlon used to have. :)
I must say, it's quite refreshing to read a book written in British English again. :D

Is there a list with how you'd pronounce all the names though?

@FiXato I'm glad you're enjoying it! :D And yeah, I suppose it is quite British. Unintentional, just natural bias I suppose.

I didn't include a pronunciation guide because I don't mind how people pronounce the names. You're making me think maybe I should have though in case anyone wanted one!

@vicorva
especially for Smythe I can't decide on how his name sounds, mostly because it's a very uncommon name for me; Smith? Smith-ee? Smy-th? (I wish I'd been taught IPA in school...)

To me a lot of book characters feel like they 'exist' before the author tells their story, and thus they already 'have' a name. Pronouncing it differently almost feels as awkward as mispronouncing a real person's name. :)

No pressure though :) Prob just a 'me'-quirk ;)

@vicorva
ยซA hundred responses crowded on her tongue, waiting to be spoken, but what Ree actually said was: โ€˜Itโ€™s Smythe, not Smith.โ€™ Usther shrugged. โ€˜Iโ€™m not hearing a difference.โ€™ยป

ah, that answers that question ;)

@FiXato ๐Ÿ˜… Heh.

Well, for the record, I pronounce it Sm-EYE-th(hard th).

@vicorva
based on the spelling, that was my initial guess too, but English is such an inconsistent language when it comes to pronunciation ;)

@FiXato Yeah, English is a bit of a nightmare language with pronounciation. And good morning! :)

@FiXato
Thx. I have no experience with digital book purchases at all. Luddite, I know...

@vicorva

@bhaugen it's okay, many people are new to ebooks. ^_^ And probably not a Luddite if you're using Linux.

But just to agree with @FiXato -- yeah, EPUB format books (which are what you get pretty much everywhere but Amazon) do work on most ereading software. Can confirm it'll work in Calibre for sure.

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