Wednesday, 21 December 2011

How to Solve a Rubix Cube - is live.

Well Folks 

It's finally up and live on Smashwords. 'How to Solve a Rubix Cube' has had an amazingly successful debut on it's first day with the number of downloads ticking upwards as we speak. It is my first adventure in publishing, any typos attributable to me as I did the edit this time. I know this was not necessarily a good thing given my track record but it was only about nine pages with the majority of the page filled up with photographs of Rubix cubes at various stages of completion. For me, this was also an experiment in formatting and so far, I think all is well. Anyway, if you do happen to download the manual, I would appreciate some feedback, although if negative, I would appreciate it if you post that on the blog.

Last week I posted information about the amazing Andy who designs games. He has given me the OK to post a link to his game. It can be downloaded from the following link.  Don't forget the plight of the struggling artist when you look at the link that allows you to donate towards the sequel. In fact, don't forget me either as I could do with a few more downloads of Kujira on Smashwords and Kindle. If you go to Kindle you will notice the price has been reduced - involuntarily - to match the Smashwords price of $0.99. Sorry if you paid more for it before the reductions.

Anyway, my mission to upload the Rubix Cube book before Christmas is now complete so I think I'll take a break from blogging. It has been a very busy year and I have achieved a lot. I have a bit of study to do in January as I have enrolled in Summer School (Yep, Southern Hemisphere) Luckily I managed to pass the property law exam (yawn) this semester and so I am clear to move on. I have a huge family Christmas Lunch to contend with this year and need to finish buying presents for all. Best wishes to all, stay safe and I will see you in the new year.

BTW: Check out the latest vending machine in Japan – face recognition? What the... ?

That's all for now.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for putting the link on the post!
    I've just downloaded the "guide-book" and it's really interesting!
    Not very long (since it's not a story) but very well formatted. Easy to read also on a Kindle (thanks to the "not-so-huge" pics).
    The only issue is that on a kindle (at least on the mine which is a "Kindle keyboard") the colors are grayscale.
    So I've downloaded the PDF version, I put it on my HTC Desire...and voilĂ : on it the text was clear and the pics were still great.
    Printing cuts down trees and empties my wallet ;D
    Now I just have to find a Rubik's cube to test the strategies... ;)

    Best wishes to you and to your family! Merry Xmas and happy New Year! (do you hear the windchimes? :D )