Devil’s Nightmare Editing Complete!

Posted: January 4, 2013 in Book Promotions, Fiction, Horror, Publishing, Writing
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Devil's Nightmare (coming Jan. 15, 2013)Final Edits Completed in the Wee Hours of the Morning

I’m pleased to announce that at approximately 3 a.m. this morning I completed the final edits for my upcoming supernatural horror Devil’s Nightmare. After four drafts and countless numbers of hours (and many sleepless nights) I was able to shave nearly 3,000 words off the original 125,000-word manuscript  while also doing some polishing with the help of my awesome beta readers. You were all a very integral part of this process and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I couldn’t have done it without you! 

Devil’s Nightmare Now in Formatting Mode 

With the final edits complete I’m now switching gears to the task that is probably the most tedious of all during the publication process . . . FORMATTING! At least this time around I don’t have to worry about those blasted tabs that plagued my previous novel. Rookie mistake! I’m currently working on the Smashwords Edition of Devil’s Nightmare and going step by step through Mark Coker’s Smashwords Style Guide to make sure I don’t miss anything. In hindsight I probably should have done this before using italics throughout my manuscript because now I have to go back and reapply them. Oy! Oh, well. Mark that one off as another lesson learned.

After I’m finished with the Smashwords formatting, I will work on the Kindle, Nook and Kobo versions. A print edition will be forthcoming later this year. I just have to scrape up the cash to pay my cover designer. I’m taking donations. 🙂

Devil’s Nightmare On Schedule for Jan. 15 Release

While I still have a lot of work to do with the formatting, I still plan to hit that publish button on Jan. 15, 2013. I have a few bloggers ready to help me promote Devil’s Nightmare, but I’m still looking for more. So if you are willing to open up some virtual real estate for an interview, guest post, or spotlight feature, I would greatly appreciate it. I am also looking for authors to cross promote on Sharkbait Writes with interviews and guest posts, so don’t hesitate to ask. 

Now back to formatting!


Robert Pruneda
Author of Devil’s Nightmare and Pursuit of a Dream.

  1. Sheilagh Lee says:

    free calibre and sigil are very helpful for making the mobi addition for Amazon and fixing any problems that can occur with it.


    • Yes, I’ve heard of Calibre. I have Scrivener, so I think on my next manuscript will be built in that system. It also does eBook formatting and a tone of other things.

      I think this time around will go very smooth with publishing on Amazon. The only issue I had with Pursuit of a Dream was with tabs, only because the manuscript was many years old and eBook wasn’t even a thought at the time. Solved that problem from the very beginning. Regarding Smashwords, their system is just very picky, so I figured I’d format for that system first.

      Devil’s Nightmare is now ready to go. I just need to write the synopsis and then upload to Smashwords, Amazon, B&N, and Kobo. Then it’s off to formatting for print.


  2. Looking forward to the finished product and wishing you sell lots and lots!


    • Thank you so much, M.G. I’m very excited about finally getting Devil’s Nightmare published. The only thing I need to do is write that synopsis and then it’s ready to publish. I may actually publish it next week.


  3. Congrats! There is light at the end of the tunnel!


  4. danniehill says:

    Way to go, Rob! Can’t wait to read the final version! I hope you have great success with the wonderful book!


    • Thanks, Dannie! You’re feedback was very helpful. My character’s eyes don’t act like slot machines either! I think I applied most of the feedback to my final version, which helped polish the story. I also cut about 3,000 words from the original. It’s still a beast, but I feel it’s the length that it needs to be to tell the story. 🙂