Steps to self-publish

More than a how-to, this is how I did it, in small scale, without big corporations, or at least doing it at minimum cost, paying some one else to do things I absolutely could not do myself.

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Electronic publication epub: the e-book

Bearing_Witness_A5I have now converted my book to electronic format.

Some say pdf is the ‘de facto’ format for electronic publication. It can be used for computers on all platforms.

However for other devices like mobile phones or tablets, it seems the EPUB format is better or more useful. I read a few manuals and ‘how to’s but somehow they all turned up to be over complicated, so here is a more simple how to convert to epub.
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Petition

benefit-sanct2ionsI have been reading other blogs more than writing lately. I also sign petitions that I feel are worthwile.

One of the blogs I use for ‘keeping up to date with the world’ is Jonny Void‘s.

So yesterday I read the latest from Jonny Void and it struck a chord; he explains how, under the definitions used in that piece of UK legislation called the “Anti-Terrorism Act”, the benefit sanctions imposed by the Department of Work and Pensions on people on receipt of benefits do indeed constitute acts of terrorism against part of the British population.
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Bike route 54

To give praise where it is due, I should report that I have used the lifts at Greenwich tunnel a few times in the past few weeks and they were both working as they should all those times.
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Yet another! death of a cyclist

I don’t fancy this blog becoming just another cycling blog, but yesterday saw the third fatality in three weeks, and today the second protest ride I join in two weeks.
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Marie Vesco. The ride 2013

highwaycodeAs announced, on the morning of the 4th of June 2013, for the fifth anniversary of Marie’s death, family and friends of hers met by the road where she was killed and then cycled to Portsmouth.
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Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Last Thursday I crossed the Greenwich foot tunnel, part of ‘Cycle National Route no. 1′, with a fairly loaded bike.
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Marie Vesco – 5th anniversary ride

art3_smallFive years ago, a group of London activists cycled to a ”Smash Edo” demonstration against the arms trade in Brighton. With them was Marie Vesco, who was part of the Food not Bombs group which regularly handed out food in Brixton.

14 miles north of Brighton, she was killed on the A23 by two careless drivers who were never prosecuted.

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About the Inquest – Marie Vesco

As I was preparing the announcement for the ride, I googled for web pages about Marie and what happened to her and I found a report from the Inquest.
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